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Flammable Liquids

Poison, acetone, kerosene, varsol, fondue fuel, turpentine
Flammable Liquids
Liquid and aerosol flammables are collected free of charge at designated recycling areas across BC as part of the legislated Product Stewardship program coordinated by Product Care Recycling. An eco fee is included in the cost each time a flammable liquid is purchased to cover the cost of safe disposal or recycling. A full list of what is accepted and free drop off locations is available on their website.

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How do I go green?

Buy only what you plan to use for a given project or season. Due to the short shelf-life of many of these products, there's no need to stockpile flammable liquids.

Check around before safely disposing of fuel and solvents, as friends, family or neighbours may be planning a weekend camping trip or DIY project and may be able to take them off your hands.

Flammable liquids are part of Household Hazardous Waste collection at the Hartland Depot in residential quantities and at alternate locations listed.
Not all facilities listed below are part of the provincial program and may charge a fee for drop off. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.


  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street

  • GFL Environmental (formerly Alpine, and Terrapure Environmental)

    1045 Dunford Avenue

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue

  • JOMA Environmental Ltd.

    Pick-up service available across the capital region


  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island

  • The Environmental Story

    Flammable liquids will ignite at low temperatures and pose serious fire risks when stored improperly. If sent to a landfill, these liquids can cause devastating contamination by seeping into our groundwater and soils. Flammable liquids should display the flammable symbol, or a phrase similar to “keep away from open spark or flame.” Always keep flammable liquids in original containers for easy identification later and to safely transport these items for disposal or recycling.