Household Hazardous Waste

Residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste (HHW) at the HHW Depot, located at Robin Hood Bay, 340 East White Hills Road. The HHW Depot is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This facility is for residential waste only. For more information visit

What’s Accepted

  • Motor oils
  • Solvents
  • Propane tanks (do not leave valve open)
  • Glues
  • Brake and clutch fluids
  • Wood preservatives and stains
  • Pool chemicals
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Disinfectants
  • Paints: oil and latex (Do not mix!)
  • Drain and oven cleaners
  • Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, flea powders
  • Gas
  • BBQ starter
  • Lighter fluid
  • Paint stripper, turpentine
  • Aerosol containers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Batteries, battery acids
  • Mercury
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL – energy saving bulbs)
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Flood lights
  • Prescription drugs
  • Cooking oil, used or unused
  • Nail polish / Nail polish remover
  • Please note that a limit of 40 litres of any liquid applies to each visit to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

What’s Not Accepted

  • Empty paint cans (these are for your regular curbside garbage collection)
  • Explosives and ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • PCBs
  • Biomedical waste
  • Industrial, commercial and institutional waste
  • Smoke detectors
  • Radioactive waste

Things to Remember

  • Seal containers securely (screw tops, paint lids, etc).
  • Don’t put items in tied plastic bags; instead, transport in open-topped boxes.
  • Bring the materials in the trunk of your car to be safe.
  • Please make sure all propane tanks have the valves closed and that there is plenty of ventilation in your vehicle.
  • We recommend that you wear gloves when handling products.

What’s Household Hazardous Waste, Anyway?

Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are the left-over products from hazardous products used in the home. Some of these wastes exhibit poisonous, combustible, explosive and/or flammable properties. When compared with other types of wastes, HHW are a small component of the waste stream.

If HHW are discarded into the residential solid waste stream, the storm sewer system, or the natural environment, environmental damage may occur. If products are improperly stored in the home there may be negative impacts on the health of the residents.