What is controlled waste?

Landfilling of certain types of wastes creates potential nuisance, health and safety concerns for staff, or environmental concerns beyond those expected from regular household refuse. These wastes require special handling to protect the health and safety of employees and reduce impacts to the landfill leachate.

Example of items that are considered controlled waste include:

  • Large quantities of animal fecal waste
  • Sharps from residents
  • Deceased animals
  • RVs and camper trailers
  • Boats
  • Non-asbestos containing vermiculite insulation
  • Contaminated, non-asbestos containing drywall
  • Clean (uncontaminated) demolition waste
    (see separate disposal permit requirements)

Controlled wastes are disposed of in designated trenches at Hartland landfill and covered daily to minimize nuisance, odours, and scavenging by birds. Bylaw 3881 governs the disposal of controlled wastes.

Items not accepted as controlled waste include clean drywall, out-of-region waste, oil-water separator wastes, hazardous wastes, clean soils and banned materials.

How do I dispose of controlled waste?

Controlled waste disposal at Hartland Landfill requires a permit. To apply for a permit, please complete and submit the application below.

Once a permit has been issued, an appointment must be made for disposal. Controlled wastes are accepted between the hours of 7am and 2pm, Monday to Friday. A minimum of 24 hours’ notice is generally required prior to delivery of the wastes to the landfill.

Upon arrival at the landfill, the person or company hauling the waste will need to present a copy of the permit with the Waste Carrier Section filled out for each load delivered.

Analytical testing

You may be required to have a sample of your waste submitted to a laboratory for analytical testing to ensure that the waste meets the controlled waste requirements. Please contact the CRD if you have questions about what type of testing is necessary.

Looking for alternative disposal options?

Try MyRecyclopedia.ca or the Trucked Liquid Waste Service Provider Directory (PDF).

Questions? Contact Us

1.800.663.4425 local 3030

Disposal appointments: 250.360.3410
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