3979KG of Hazardous Material Collected at 2nd Collection Day

Craig HemingwayAll News, Home Page News, Press Releases

September 1, 2023

MOOSE JAW, SK – 3979 kilograms of hazardous material was collected at the City of Moose Jaw’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day Saturday, August 26.

256 vehicles passed through the drop-off location at the City Complex, disposing of a wide variety of hazardous waste, including:

  • 984 kg of flammable liquids.
  • 546 kg of paint.
  • 410 kg of pesticides.
  • 500 kg of used oil and antifreeze.
  • 254 kg of aerosol material (paint, flammable/toxic items).

This was the second HHW Collection Day of 2023. The first event, held April 15, saw 123 vehicles pass through, dropping off 1,786 kg of hazardous material.

All hazardous waste was sorted and collected by GFL Environmental, whom the City of Moose Jaw contracts to safely dispose of all acceptable material. Some items brought to the event were not accepted, including shotgun shells, hydrogen sulphide and film developing liquid. GFL provided those residents the proper contact information to arrange safe disposal.

The City reminds residents that items like used oil/oil filters and antifreeze can be disposed of at the City of Moose Jaw Landfill, while paint and electronics can be recycled at SARCAN year-round.

The City of Moose Jaw thanks all residents for safely disposing of their hazardous materials. If you have any questions about hazardous materials, you can call the City Complex at 306-694-4448 or visit the City web page dedicated to waste and recycling, www.moosejaw.ca/letstalktrash.