Hartland Depot - HHW items accepted

Below is a detailed list of household hazardous waste items accepted from residents for no charge at the Hartland Depot.

What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste is any waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous or of which you are unsure. It includes any leftover household product that is marked flammable, corrosive, explosive or poison. Common examples are pesticides, varnishes, paints, cleaners, and batteries.

Automotive products

  • Air conditioning refrigerants
  • Antifreeze
  • Autobody filler
  • Automobile batteries - lead acid
  • Brake fluid
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Car wax with solvent
  • Chrome polish
  • Diesel fuel
  • Engine degreaser
  • Fuel additives
  • Gasoline (* see requirements below)
  • Oil filters
  • Starter fluids
  • Transmission fluid
  • Used motor oil and containers
  • Windshield washer fluid

* As required by Product Care gasoline will only be accepted in an ULC-approved gas can (jerry can), max 25L. For safety reasons, the gasoline container cannot be returned to you at drop off. See depot attendant for a $10 voucher for purchasing a new container.


  • General household batteries
  • E-mobility batteries (e-bikes, e-scooters, e-skateboards, hoverboards)
  • Lead acid batteries (see automotive products)
  • Small Ni-Cad batteries (re-chargeable)

Tanks and containers

  • Butane tanks
  • Gas tanks
  • Helium tanks
  • Kerosene containers
  • Pesticide containers
  • Propane tanks

Gardening and pest control

  • All fungicides
  • All herbicides
  • All insecticides
  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Flea / tick pet products
  • Rat poison
  • Slug bait
  • Wood preservative

Glues and cements

  • Liquid glues only (dispose of hardened glue as regular garbage)

Hobby supplies

  • Chemistry sets
  • Kerosene
  • Photographic chemicals

Household products

  • Abrasive cleaners
  • Aerosol products
  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaner
  • Floor wax strippers
  • Furniture polish and waxes
  • Linseed oil
  • Metal cleaners
  • Oven cleaners
  • Rust remover
  • Shoe polish (liquid)
  • Spot and stain remover
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Upholstery and rug cleaners
  • Lighter fluid
  • Muriatic acid
  • Tub and tile cleaners
  • Window cleaners

Mercury-containing products

  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Metal halide lamps
  • Thermometers
  • Thermostats
  • Ultraviolet lamps
  • Pure mercury


  • Barbeque starters
  • Blackberries (smart phone)
  • Cell phones
  • Cooking oil (10L per visit)
  • Home heating oil
  • Smoke detectors
  • Swimming pool and spa/hot tub chemicals

Paints and solvents

  • Acetone
  • Empty containers
  • Latex paint
  • Lead based paint
  • Marine paint
  • Oil-based paint
  • Paint thinner and strippers
  • Spray paint
  • Varnish or lacquer
  • Other solvents

Personal care products

  • Antibacterial soap
  • Foot powder
  • Hair dye
  • Hairspray
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Jewelry cleaner
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Perfume
  • Perm lotion or solution
  • Rubbing alcohol

Items not accepted

These items are not accepted at Hartland:


Please call your local police department non emergency number for information.


There are annual collection events held across Canada every year by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. Check the link to see if there is an upcoming event in your area.

Visit myrecyclopedia.ca for ongoing drop off locations.


flammable 100


corrosive 100


explosive 100


poison 100