Important: These materials either pose a serious threat to collection and facility workers, or will cause detrimental effects on surrounding human and ecological populations if not disposed of properly. Do your part to make sure they end up where they belong!
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It’s extremely important to keep waste collection and sorting facility workers safe from medical waste of any kind – especially sharps! One prick from a needle will cost a worker up to a year of testing to confirm if any diseases were transmitted. Learn more at Don't Be a Prick campaign website.
Please contact your local pharmacy for safe sharps containers and details for their pharmacy return program.
For pets – ask your veterinarian about their return program.
Return up to four regulated used tires (off rim and free of mud and debris) to any tire retailer in the province during their regular business hours - free of charge.
Includes: Car and truck tires, motorcycle tires, camper tires and trailer tires
Off-road tires (e.g. four-wheelers) or small tires such as bicycle and lawnmower tires can still be collected at roadside. Ensure the rim is removed and set it aside for metal collection week in the spring. Industrial sized tires should be brought to the landfill for disposal.
Fluorescent Tube Light Bulbs:
These light bulbs contain high amounts of mercury, a toxic pollutant that threatens the health of humans, fish and other wildlife.
Note: The small Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL) with the spiral bulbs are not yet banned from the landfill and can still be accepted for regular garbage collection, although we prefer they are brought to one of the designated drop-off locations for responsible disposal.