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Household Hazardous Waste

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Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste (HHW) 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 which are banned from disposal as garbage at Hartland Landfill.

At Hartland Depot, residents of the Capital Regional District can safely dispose many types of common HHW for free.

If you are unsure whether or not an item or material is considered HHW, please email our Infoline.

Hartland Depot accepts an extensive list of HHW products, for additional facilities that only accept certain HHW products, visit Product Care.

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How do I go green?

The best way to prevent chemicals from entering the environment is not to buy them. Make your own environmentally safe and affordable household cleaners. Check out: 2018 Clean Green Cookbook (PDF).

Reuse of these products is difficult unless you’re sharing with friends, so use less to reduce your impact.

HHW is accepted for safe disposal at the Hartland Depot from residents in residential quantities for no charge.


  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue

  • The Environmental Story

    Household Hazardous Waste should not go into the garbage or down the drain. It requires safe, responsible handling.

    Did You Know?

    Just one table spoon of granular drain cleaner can kill all of the beneficial bacteria in a 1000 gallon septic tank, causing potential septic system malfunction and pollution.