Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials can come from a variety of home projects. Before starting home renovations or disposing of potentially hazardous items, familiarize yourself with the products and materials you will be using or producing and how you plan to handle, store, transport and dispose of any waste.

Home Renovation Waste

Did you know that up until 1990, more than 3,000 products containing asbestos and other hazardous materials were used in house construction? Before beginning any renovation projects on pre-1990s homes consider completing a Hazardous Materials Assessment, with a qualified HazMat professional. 

Depending on testing results, you may need to hire a professional to dispose of materials, follow specific handling procedures, or provide proof of negative test results to dispose of materials. Planning a home renovation? Learn more about asbestos and home renovations here.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste (HHW) are products typically marked with a flammable, corrosive, explosive or poison symbol. HHW materials are banned from the garbage and should not be placed down the drain or in the natural environment.

If disposed of incorrectly, toxic materials can harm aquatic life, destroy sensitive ecosystems and pollute recreational sites and water supplies. Visit our source control education page for more information on the impacts of putting hazardous materials down the drain.

Hartland Depot

In addition to partnering with producers for collection of products included in the provincial programs, the CRD provides residents of the region with no charge drop off for HHW items not regulated by the Province. These include items like propane tanks and cylinders, pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, hobby supplies and household cleaner. Learn more about HHW materials collected at Hartland Depot.


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