The UCN Sustainability Committee will host a hazardous waste collection event at The Pas Fire Department this Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.
Here, Dr Anderson Assuah talks about household materials that may be considered hazardous.
"When we talk about hazardous waste, we will say that type of waste or kind of waste, which has properties that make them very dangerous to human health and the environment.
"And they could come in a solid form, a liquid form or a gaseous form. And so you see when you have these products, you normally see a diagram or you have a note that says it's corrosive, it's flammable or it's explosive or it's toxic."
Some of the household items that may be hazardous could be household cleaners, solvents, pesticides, aerosol cans or anything that may contain mercury.
All acceptable items should be contained with lids and labels.
To learn more about acceptable items, visit productcare.org or email SustainabilityCommittee@ucn.ca.