Household Hazardous Waste

 

Household Hazardous WasteLeftover 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.

Hazardous Waste Items

  • 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.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event

Household Hazardous Waste Plus Recycling event returns on October 21 and 22

HHW Event

Every October, 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.

The event will be on October 21 and 22 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Township of Langley Operations Centre (4700 - 224 Street). For a full list of eligible items and event details, visit the Household Hazardous Waste event page