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News Release - Household Hazardous Waste Day

Household Hazardous Waste Day was held Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, in the Innovation Credit Union IPlex North parking lot (2001 Chaplin St E).  

Newalta and the City of Swift Current collected and recycled household hazardous waste materials from residents of Swift Current and surrounding areas. 

Thank you Swift Current residents for your participation in this worthwhile collection event!

Watch this page for details on future collections. 


Household Hazardous Waste Guidelines:

Please ensure containers are labeled to determine their contents. The following hazardous waste products are accepted:

  • Adhesives - contact cement, caulking, sealer, carpet and linoleum adhesives, glue.
  • Aerosols - hair spray, insect repellent, lubricant spray, furniture cleaner.
  • Automotive - used engine oil, used engine oil filters, antifreeze, batteries, carburetor cleaners, oil fuel, windshield cleaner.
  • Batteries - automotive, cellphone batteries, dry-cell, NiCad, lithium, alkali, lead-acid. (Please note the Recycle Depot also accepts household and automotive batteries year-round)  
  • Cleaners - oven cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, spot remover, disinfectants, car wax.
  • Corrosives - drain cleaner, engine degreaser, ammonia, battery acid, sulfuric acid.
  • Fuels - gasoline, diesel, kerosene, lamp oil, oil/gas mixture.
  • Mercury - mercury, thermometers, thermostats, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lights (CFLS).
  • Oxidizers - chlorine, bleach, pool chemicals, fertilizers, hydrogen peroxide, septic tank chemicals.
  • Poisons - lawn, herbicides, garden chemicals, rat poison, gopher killer, insecticides.
  • Pharmaceuticals - old prescription drugs, medicines (no sharps or biological waste).
  • Propane Cylinders - barbeque cylinders, camp cylinders
  • Solvent - paint thinner, acetone, varsol, alcohol, benzene, xylene, naphtha