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Acceptable vs. Unacceptable Waste

Acceptable Hazardous Waste

  • Small Business hazardous waste 
  • Acetone nail polish remover 
  • Acid or bases
  • Adhesives (all types)
  • Aerosol can (full or partially full)
  • Alkyd and lead-based paint/stain
  • Antifreeze
  • Automobile batteries
  • Barbeque propane cylinder (small green and large 20 lb)
  • Batteries (single use)
  • Bleach
  • Blueprint Ink
  • Brake fluid
  • Car care products
  • Car wax
  • Chemicals
  • Chlorine
  • Cleaners and detergents
  • Deodorant (contents)
  • Drain cleaner
  • Driveway sealer
  • Energy efficient light bulb
  • Fertilizers
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fluorescent light bulb/tubes
  • Fluorescent tube light (whole)(8 per day)
  • Fuel
  • Garden chemicals
  • Gas
  • Glue
  • Grease (automobile) 
  • Helium tanks
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Lancet - in hard plastic containers (old coffee cans etc.)
  • Lighter
  • Lighter fluid
  • Locker
  • Medication
  • Mercury thermometers/thermostats
  • Motor oil - 20 Litres (5 gal) or smaller containers
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Needles - in hard plastic containers (old coffee cans, etc.)
  • Oil filter
  • Oven cleaner
  • Oxygen tank
  • Paint can (full or partially full)
  • Paint thinner
  • Perfume
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Pool heater/pump/metal filters
  • Rechargeable batteries -separated from regular household batteries
  • Salt (driveway)
  • Solvents
  • Syringe - in hard plastic containers (old coffee cans, etc.)
  • Transmission fluid
  • Turpentine
  • Varnishes
  • Vitamins and supplements

Unacceptable Hazardous Waste

  • Large Commercial Business hazardous waste 
  • Radioactive waste 
  • PCB waste (light ballast, etc.) 
  • Bio-medical waste 
  • Explosives / Ammunition / Fire Arms 
  • Asbestos products of any kind
  • Electronics - Can be taken to Community Recycling Depot
  • Large spray foam insulation canisters (return to place of purchase)

Note: No containers over 5 gallons will be accepted and any gas cans that contain gas/oil will not be returned.
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705-759-5201

Email
pwt@cityssm.on.ca

Fax
705-541-7010

TTY
1-877-688-5530

Location
402 Fifth Line East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6J8

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