Household Chemical Disposal

Poison symbolOne problem many households face is the disposal of household chemical waste. This includes everything from antifreeze and used motor oil to asphalt, wood preservatives, and oven cleaners. The safe disposal of hazardous waste if exceptionally important. In Calgary, there are several Household Chemical Drop-Off locations to deposit chemical waste.

Both the Calgary Fire Department and the City’s landfill sites will take chemical waste. However, there are specific fire halls that will accept household chemicals. The locations can be found at the City of Calgary website, but are also listed below. Each station is open seven days a week from 08:00 – 18:00.

  • #4 Fire Station
    1991 – 18 Avenue NE
  • #17 Fire Station
    3740 – 32 Avenue NW
  • #20 Fire Station
    2800 Peacekeepers Way SW
  • #24 Fire Station
    2607 106 Avenue SW
  • #26 Fire Station
    450 Midpark Way SE

Of course, if you are not sure what should go to these depots, call the City’s 3-1-1 information line for advice.


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  1. […] By the way, lead-acid (car) batteries should never ever be put in the landfill.  Always contact your local repair shop for proper disposal,  or (in Calgary at least) you can take them to your local fire department handling household hazardous waste. […]

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