Got hazardous waste? Here's your chance to be rid of it, for free.

Hazardous waste materials, like household chemicals and solvents, can be a pain to get rid of properly. That's why the City of Swift Current is hosting its annual Hazardous Waste Drop-off again.

Taking place at the InovationPlex, in the southeast corner of the lower parking level, residents are invited to bring out their toxic used containers, spare chemicals, and generally unsafe trash for drop off tomorrow, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Superintendent of Solid Waste and Diversion for the City of Swift Current, Keegan Story, is running this opportunity for dangerous dross disposal.

"Essentially any household product with a warning label on it is what we're after with this event," said Story.

The warning label Story is speaking of is the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) label. This can be seen on almost anything poisonous, toxic, or even potentially explosive.

This does not include industrial waste. Things like oil drums and large chemical vats are not welcome for drop-off and should be disposed of via the proper channels any farms or businesses would normally use.

"Unfortunately it does not apply to farm products or commercial products," confirmed Story. "That being said, as long as it is household items, then there is no limit on them."

Disposing of these dangerous materials while the program is going is a smart move, as they can pose a risk to not only adults' health, but to children who may find them appealing.

"I think a lot of us are guilty of holding on to things a lot longer than we need to, with the intentions of using it again someday," said Story. "But packaging deteriorates, and little kids have very quick hands."

Be sure to double-check any containers for leaks before transporting, ensuring that if you do find a leak, either patch it or place it in a more secure container. Gloves are recommended for any handling of dangerous chemicals.