Household hazardous waste (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.

Activities to be Hazardous Waste Aware of this Summer 

Spending time outdoors or in the pool this summer? Whether we realize it or not, many of our summertime activities can contribute to landfill fires if we’re not careful. 

  1. Camping/BBQing – Be sure to safely store your propane tanks and cylinders and properly dispose of them once you’re done.
  2. E-biking – It’s important that when e-bike batteries reach their end-of-life, they are recycled responsibly.
  3. Relaxing in the pool or hot tub – Maintaining pools and hot tubs involve chemicals that are safe when used properly, but can cause fires if disposed of incorrectly. 

All these items can be safely disposed of at the Hartland Depot for free, or you can search for the item on to find a list of alternate drop-off locations.

Provincial Recycling Programs

There are a number of locations in the province where materials such as batteries, paints, solvents, pesticides, gasoline, oil and antifreeze as well as pharmaceuticals can be dropped off for free. Find local drop off locations by visiting

Battery Recycling

Call2Recycle has over 60 free drop off locations in the region for household batteries, including stores where you purchase new batteries. Enter your postal code at to find locations near you or where your headed, recycle on the way!

Hartland Depot - Household Hazardous Waste

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 cleaners.