Household Hazardous Waste Program

The Aspen Waste Management Authority operates a year round Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program to ensure proper disposal of potential harmful chemicals and compounds from your home.

How do I know if it's Hazardous?

Any household product, with one or more hazard symbols, that can’t be used up (or in some cases recycled) may be brought to the Aspen Waste Management Facility for proper disposal.

Always keep each material – never mixing – in its original labelled container and store safely out of reach of children and pets.

Examples of products may include (check labels):

In the Bathroom In the Kitchen
Air fresheners (aerosol)
Abrasive powders
Drain cleaners
Oven cleaners
Hair colouring
Hair perm solutions
In the Laundry Room
Hair sprays (aerosol)
Mildew removers
Nail polish and remover
Toilet cleaners
Dry-cleaning fluids
Tub and tile cleaners Fabric softeners
  Laundry stain removers
In the Garage
Laundry starch
Aerosol sprays
Liquid cleansers
All-purpose solvent-based cleaners
Ant/Wasp spray
Auto body filler
Automotive antifreeze
Alcohol-based lotions
Barbeque fire starter products
Brake fluid
Floor wax strippers
Butane refills
Furniture polishes and waxes
Car batteries (lead-acid)
Glass cleaners
Car waxes and polishes
Muriatic acid
Carbon tetrachloride
Photographic chemicals
Contact cement
Propane gas cylinders
Degreasers (petroleum based)
Rechargeable batteries
Fertilizers (weed and feed)
Rubbing alcohol
Rug and upholstery cleaners
Rust remover
Glues (solvent and water-based)
Septic tank degreaser
Shoe polish
Hot tub chemicals Silver and brass polish
Spot removers
Treated wood
Lighter fluid
Paint thinners and strippers
Pool Chemicals  
Solvents, turpentine
Transmission fluid
Weed killers
Windshield washer fluid with methyl alcohol
Wood preservatives  

If you have questions regarding this program please contact MCL Aspen Client Services at 780-542-5919.

Please note: Ammunition and explosives should be brought to the local police or RCMP detachment for special handling.

What can I bring to the landfill?

The Aspen Waste Management Facility is a Class II landfill that accepts non-hazardous materials.

For a list of restricted and prohibited materials please click here.

If you have a question regarding a material you would like to bring to the landfill, please contact MCL Aspen Client Services at

What does the landfill charge?

Please click here for the landfill rate schedule. There is a $5.00 minimum charge on all chargable waste loads. Charges are payable by cash, cheque, debit, Visa or Mastercard at the time of the haul.

If you have any questions regarding landfill charges, please contact MCL Aspen Client Services at 780-542-6190.

Who do I call about my garbage collection?

Do you need a copy of the schedule? Are you sure your bin meets the distance requirements? Click here for more information about your residential curbside collection.

To report a missed garbage or bluebag collection, please contact The Town of Drayton Valley at 780-514-2200.

To report a damaged tote cart or to order an additional cart, please contact Evergreen Ecological Services at 1-780-417-2282.