Household Hazardous Waste Information

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is scheduled annually. Watch the Carstairs Courier for the ad, call the Town of Carstairs office or check back to the website for announcements.

  • Pouring hazardous waste down the drain may corrode plumbing, release toxic fumes, poison septic tanks, destroy sewage works organisms and contaminate both surface and ground water.
  • Putting hazardous wastes out for garbage collection may result in injury to sanitation crews and the contamination of water supplies.
  • Direct disposal in the ground or pouring hazardous wastes on the surface may contaminate the soil and local surface ground water.

Hazardous Wastes Include

  • Corrosive materials: battery acids, drain cleansers, oven cleaners
  • Toxic materials: pesticides, pharmaceutical, cleaning fluids
  • Reactive materials: ammonia, bleach, pool chemicals
  • Flammable materials: gasoline, paints, oils
  • Other materials: cosmetics, glue, batteries, propane tanks, sharps(needles and syringes in rigid containers only)

To Recycle Household Hazardous Waste

You may take your hazardous Waste to Mountain View Regional Waste Management.