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Household Hazardous Waste

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Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes leftover household products that are marked with warning symbols such as Flammable, Corrosive, Explosive or Poison, as well as any waste from your home that you consider dangerous or of which you are unsure.

These materials can be dropped off, free of charge, at the Hartland Recycling Facility. If you are unsure whether or not an item or material is considered HHW, please email or call our Infoline at infoline@crd.bc.ca 250.360.3030, or ask the professionals at your local recycling depot for advice or follow this link: Household Hazardous Waste

Some of the items considered Household Hazardous Waste are Flammable Liquids; BatteriesPesticides and any other substance that is toxic in any way.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

The best way to prevent these chemicals from entering the environment is not to buy them.  Use baking soda and vinegar as a household cleaner.  Avoid toxic drain cleaners and bleaches (especially if you’re on a septic system) and drive your car less to cut down on petroleum and maintenance products.
Consider using environmentally friendly cleaners, low VOC paints and alternatives to pesticides.  Go with the 'greenest' products you can find.  Buy only what you absolutely need, no more.

Reuse

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

Recycle

Household Hazardous Waste is accepted at the Hartland Landfill Recycling Facility for safe disposal, for free.  It is also accepted other depots listed in the links below.
There are product stewardship programs for paint, batteries, pesticidescompact fluorescent bulbs and tubes, and much more listed in this directory.
Return all household hazardous waste to the Hartland Landfill Recycling Facility or other facilities listed, for free. You’ll be keeping fish, animals and humans happier and healthier.

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.  Use a plumbers snake or plunger instead and catch hair and other materials before it goes down the drain.