Household Hazardous Materials: What's Safe to Toss?

Below is a list of household hazardous waste that's accepted at Lac Ste. Anne County Regional Landfill and transfer stations. When deciding what to toss, check the label; products in the household that have potentially hazardous characteristics will display hazardous chemical symbols.

Click Here to download a cheat sheet containing these symbols, and the list of accepted household hazardous waste indicated below.

Accepted Household hazardous Waste Items

  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Acetone
  • Aerosol paints and sprays
  • All-purpose cleaners (solvent based)
  • Ammonia
  • Ant / wasp spray
  • Antifreeze
  • Autobody filler
  • Barbecue starters
  • Batteries (car, cell phone, household)
  • Bleach
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Butane refills
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Car (lead-acid) batteries
  • Car waxes and polishes (solvent and water-based)
  • Cell phones and cell phone batteries
  • Contact cement
  • Degreasers (petroleum-based)
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Fabric softeners
  • Floor wax strippers
  • Florescent light bulbs
  • Hair sprays (aerosol)
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Laundry starch
  • Laundry stain removers
  • Light bulbs
  • Lighter fluid
  • Liquid cleaners
  • Lye
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Mildew removers
  • Muriatic acid
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Paint thinners and strippers
  • Paints (oil and water based)
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Shoe polish
  • Silver and brass polish
  • Smoke detectors
  • Solvents, turpentine, varnish, lacquers
  • Spot removers
  • Spa and pool chemicals
  • Toilet cleaners
  • Tub and tile cleaners
  • Weed killers
  • Windshield washer solution containing methyl alcohol
  • Wood preservatives

Waste Commission Partners with Green for Life Environmental

The Highway 43 East Waste Commission has partnered with Green for Life Environmental to begin a diversion strategy for dangerous and hazardous products like oil and paint. GFL bins are located at the Regional Landfill, and the Transfer Stations at Onoway, Mayerthorpe and Alberta Beach.

GFL recycles about 12 million litres of used oil per year, and close to 3 million kilograms of hazardous waste.


Contact the Commission

Box 219 Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
T 780 967 3466
TF 1 866 880.5722

Proudly Serving the Lac Ste. Anne Region

The Hwy 43 East Waste Commission owns and operates a regional landfill in the community of Gunn for use by County residents. We also work jointly with the Village of Alberta Beach, the Towns of Mayerthorpe and Onoway, and 12 Summer Villages on a regional cost-shared recycling program.