HHW Collection at Hartland

What household hazardous wastes are accepted at the Hartland Depot?

Virtually any waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous or are unsure of. These products are typically marked with a flammable, corrosive, explosive or poison symbol.

What if I can’t identify an old product I find in my home?

Simply bring the product to the Hartland public drop-off area. Hartland staff have experience identifying products and know how to deal safely with unidentified materials.

Is there a fee for bringing my HHW to the Hartland Depot?

There is no charge for dropping off household hazardous waste.

Who can drop off household hazardous waste at Hartland?

All residents of the Capital Region are eligible to drop off household hazardous wastes from their homes.

The program does not accept industrial wastes from commercial businesses. Businesses are asked to use private hazardous waste management companies to dispose of their hazardous waste.

Do I need paperwork for my non-stewardship material?

Non-stewardship HHW is only accepted from residential sources within the Capital Region. Residents transporting their own HHW to Hartland are not required to complete a declaration form but may be asked by landfill staff to provide information on the material they are depositing.

Commercial Waste Haulers

Commercial haulers transporting HHW from residential sources must complete a declaration form, have a license to transport and a manifest for waste amounts greater than as prescribed by the Hazardous Waste Regulation section 46 (1) Table 1. Loads should match the approved application and be from one generator only. Large quantity loads may be rejected. Large quantities are amounts higher than those normally stored by a resident. Haulers must inform the resident that there is no cost for disposal, only hauler charges.

Non-profit Recycling Organizations

Operators of registered non-profit recycling organizations are permitted to deposit HHW that has been received inadvertently through their operations. When completing the declaration form, the organization would be considered the generator.

Resident self hauling their items do no need paperwork.

How do I find the HHW drop-off area at Hartland?

Hartland landfill is located at the end of Hartland Avenue off West Saanich Road. The public drop-off area is located to the left of the entrance. Just follow the signs to the general public weigh scale. If you are only dropping off HHW there is no charge. Please inform the scale attendant.

What happens to the hazardous wastes collected at the Hartland Depot?

The materials are packed into containers and transported to the lower mainland. Once there, the waste is re-sorted and sent to the appropriate facilities for treatment or disposal. The disposal method depends on the type of product: some is sent to Swan Hills in Alberta for incineration; PCBs go to Quebec; some pesticides are incinerated, while others go to secure landfills in BC; solvents and waste oils are recycled or reused in heat recovery fuel in Alberta.

Are there locations other than Hartland Depot that accept HHW items?

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 myrecyclopedia.ca.


The PaintShare program is offered at a number of locations in the region including the Hartland Depot. Learn more about this free program by visiting Product Care Recycling.

Did You Know?

Why is it so important to properly recycle old batteries? Watch our Did You Know segment on Shaw to find out!