Household Hazardous Waste
Located at the City of Thunder Bay Solid Waste & Recycling Facility, the depot is open daily during regular landfill hours and only
accepts special residential waste such as:
spent fluorescent tubes
used motor oil and oil filters (limit of two 5 gallon containers of used oil at any one time)
empty propane tanks, etc.
If the product you wish to dispose of is marked DANGER or POISON, this indicates that it is toxic, corrosive or extremely flammable. WARNING or CAUTION indicates that the product is slightly toxic. Disposal of all of these products poses a threat to the environment if not handled correctly.
Please bring hazardous waste in the original container or label all products you bring to the depot. Never mix hazardous wastes.
Identifying Hazardous Products
It isn’t always easy to identify products that are hazardous. Consumers often rely on product labels for information, and the label may not list all ingredients. The easiest way to determine if a product is potentially hazardous is if it bears any one of the following symbols or signal words such as Danger, Warning, Poison, Caution, Caustic, Irritant
. Products labelled Danger
are the most hazardous and products labelled Caution
are the least hazardous.
NOTE: Items labelled with these warnings pose a threat to the environment and to human and animal health. These warnings relate to acute or immediate health hazards that the products pose. They do not consider the possible long-term health hazards of exposure to the chemicals.
Under Stewardship Ontario's Orange Drop program, local retailers accept many hazardous waste items for proper disposal. Visit www.makethedrop.ca for a full list of locations or "Drop Zones" and what hazardous wastes they accept.
Buy only what you need
Use it all up
Safely dispose of the rest
- EcoSuperior: 624-2140 (information on hazardous waste disposal and household alternatives)
- See our Alternative products webpage for "recipes" for alternatives to commercial household cleaning products. There's less packaging, too!