Household Hazardous Waste

The Household Hazardous Waste Plus Collection Event returns Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2019.  For event details and a full list of accepted items, visit the Household Hazardous Waste event listing

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event

Every fall, Township residents have the opportunity to drop off household hazardous waste items, small appliances, and more at our Household Hazardous Waste event. The Township will safely dispose of these materials on your behalf. Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, flammable, or reactive components are defined as household hazardous waste (HHW).

Do not:

  • pour them down the drain or on the ground
  • dump them into the storm sewer
  • discard them in the garbage
  • bury them

Municipal sewage systems and private septic systems do not filter or remove these products from our waste water, which allows hazardous substances to enter our waterways. Burying these items can lead to groundwater contamination.

Types of waste considered hazardous include: 

  • paint and solvents
  • automotive wastes (motor oil, antifreeze, etc.)
  • electronics (TV, cell phones, mp3 players, etc.)
  • mercury-containing wastes (switches, fluorescent lighting, thermometers, etc.)
  • batteries; aerosols and propane cylinders
  • cleaning agents and caustics
  • radioactive waste
  • appliances containing refrigerant (fridges, freezers, etc.)

If your product label contains one of the following warning symbols, or you suspect it to be hazardous, it must be disposed in a safe and responsible manner:

Very Toxic
Reactive
Corrosive
Toxic Effects
Flammable

Where to Dispose HHW

Residents are encouraged to visit local drop-off depots for hazardous waste items. For information on how and where to dispose of household hazardous waste, call the Recycling Council of BC  (RCBC) recycling hotline at 604-732-9253.