Household hazardous waste, or HHW, is any toxic product located within your home that poses a threat to public health and environmental safety when handled, stored and/or disposed of improperly. Such items include: pesticides, paint, paint aerosols, used motor oil and containers, used oil filters, flammable liquids, gasoline, batteries, etc.

When pesticides are no longer needed on your lawn and garden, dispose of leftover products in an environmentally responsible way.

Where to Bring Pesticides

Drop off leftover pesticides at no charge at the following depots.

Hartland Landfill

Hartland Landfill
Hartland Avenue, West Saanich
Tel: 250.727.3331

Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 7am-2pm

Alpine Recycling

1045 Dunford Avenue
Tel: 250.474.5145

Monday - Saturday 8am - 4:30pm

Ellice Recycling

Ellice Recycling
524 David Street
Tel: 250.386.4342

Monday - Friday 7:30am - 5pm
Saturday 8:30am - 5pm

Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

349 Rainbow Road
Tel: 250.537.1200

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm

Disposal Tips

  • Do not dump pesticides into the garbage as these chemicals will eventually leach out of the landfill and enter the natural environment.
  • Do not flush pesticides down your toilet, sink or drain. These chemicals can harm septic systems and contaminate the natural environment.
  • Do not pour or hose pesticides down storm drains. Rainwater will mix with chemicals that will harm our watershed, flowing unchecked into the region's creeks, streams, lakes and eventually the Pacific Ocean.

For information on what the CRD is doing to protect the region's stormwater, harbours and watersheds, visit the CRD Integrated Stormwater, Harbours and Watershed Program.

How to Transport Pesticides

Bring in pesticides in their original containers, with lids securely fastened and unmixed with any other product.

What does Hartland accept?

Hartland landfill recently expanded its HHW collection program and now accepts all types of pesticides and household hazardous waste at no charge.

For more information contact the CRD Information Line 250.360.3030

Product Care is the not-for-profit industry-sponsored association that funds the household hazardous waste programs at the listed recycling depots.

For more information on Product Care, contact the Recycling Council of British Columbia
Tel: 1.800.667.4321