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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.

For a detailed list of HHW items accepted from residents at the Hartland Depot, click here.

These materials can be dropped off, free of charge, at the Hartland Depot. If you are unsure whether or not an item or material is considered HHW, please email our Infoline or follow this link: Household Hazardous Waste.

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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.

Facilities

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • 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.