Household Hazardous Waste

Any product is considered hazardous when it carries a label saying toxic, corrosive, explosive, flammable or reactive. Many households use products with these warning labels daily, whether you are changing oil in your car, cleaning the house, or spraying weeds in your yard.

These products are safe to use but unsafe when it comes to their disposal methods. Did you know that the average home can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of household waste in storage areas, garages and sheds? Taking the right step towards responsible disposal of HHW is even easier with the year-round facility.

Location and hours of operation

The Household Hazardous Waste Depot is located at RecyclAbility Enterprises - 180 Ball Road. Site signage will direct residents to the appropriate disposal area.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Acceptable Materials

List of accepted products at the HHW Depot
  1. Flammable liquids - Under 10L and 25L for Gas
    • Examples: Acetone, BBQ lighter fluid, camping fuel, flammable degreaser, flammable fuel additives, flammable liquid additives, flammable lubricants, fondue fuel, gasoline, gasoline contaminated w/ oil or water (must be in a ULC jerry can), methanol, mineral spirits, paint stripper/ remover, paint thinner, turpentine, Varsol, windshield washer fluid.
  2. Toxic liquids - Under 10L
    • Examples: Furniture stripper, automotive additives, lubricants, tar and bug remover.
  3. Physically hazardous  - Under 5kg
    • Examples: 1lb propane cylinders, camp fuel cylinders, butane, MAPP gas torch fuel cylinder, lighters and lighter refills.
  4. Aerosols
    • Examples: Lubricant, spray glue, insect repellent, or brake cleaner. Please note that cosmetic or beauty products are not accepted.
  5. Pesticides - Under 10L or 10kg
    • Examples: Yard and garden chemicals, anti-fouling paint, sanitizer, and disinfectants.
  6. Corrosive liquids and solids
    • Examples: Rust remover, masonry cleaner, pool and hot tub chemicals, grout cleaner, ammonia, and bleach.

Items such as these can be brought to the Yorkton depot through the program at no charge. Residents will be required to show a piece of ID to indicate they live within Yorkton city limits.