Table 3.4
Household hazardous waste, 2009

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Household hazardous waste, 2009


Table summary
This table displays the results of household hazardous waste had the identified hazardous waste item to dispose of, had the identified hazardous waste item to dispose of and put them in the garbage, calculated using put them in the garbage, took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre, returned them to a supplier or retailer, poured them down the drain, dwer, ground, toilet or sink, donated them or gave them away, still had them, other and percent units of measure (appearing as column headers).

  Had the identified hazardous waste item
to dispose of
Had the identified hazardous waste
item to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Poured them down the drain, dwer, ground, toilet or sink Donated them or gave them away Still had them Other
  percent
Medication 39 22 6 57 8 Note ...: not applicable 15 1  Note E: Use with caution
Paint or solvents 39 4 62 8 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 31 2
Unwated engine oil or anti-freeze 15 1  Note E: Use with caution 61 19 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 18 4
Dead or unwanted car batteries 12 Note F: too unreliable to be published 46 31 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 20 5  Note E: Use with caution
Other dead or unwanted batteries 58 42 35 7 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 18 4
Unwanted electronic devices 36 11 45 5 Note ...: not applicable 22 28 2
Dead or unwanted compact fluorescent
lights (CFLs)
22 56 24 Note ...: not applicable Note ...: not applicable 4 13 3
Source(s): 
Statistics Canada, 2011, Households and the Environment, 2009 , Catalogue no. 11-526-X.
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