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Keeping communities safe

Household hazardous waste is anything in your house that is poisonous, corrosive, flammable, or explosive. When not disposed of properly, it can harm the health and safety of you and your family, sanitation workers, municipal infrastructure, and the environment we all share.

Hazardous materials do NOT belong with regular household garbage. If you must use hazardous products, then you must also practice safe disposal.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

In partnership with volunteer fire departments, we hold collection events in select communities in eastern Newfoundland. Events are for households. Waste will not be accepted from contractors or businesses. Events will be held at the Fire Hall in the following communities, unless an alternate location is noted.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 event closest to you. Events will be held between 9am and 1pm at the local Fire Department unless otherwise noted:

June 5, 2021:

  • Small Point Broad Cove – Blackhead – Adam’s Cove (Ronnie Johnston Community Center)
  • Upper Island Cove
  • Trinity South Central (Whiteway)
  • Carbonear (Civic Center)
  • Conception Harbour
  • Winterton

June 19, 2021:

  • Clarenville
  • Smith Sound
  • Random West
  • Bellevue / Thornlea - Cancelled by Bellevue / Thornlea Volunteer Fire Department
  • Arnold’s Cove

September 18, 2021:

  • Placentia
  • Whitbourne
  • Fox Harbour
  • St. Joseph’s
  • Trepassey
  • Fermeuse
  • Colinet

Safety and Handling First

  • Keep materials in their original, labelled containers
  • Avoid mixing different products together
  • Seal all containers tightly
  • Transport materials in the trunk of your car
  • Carry materials in an open-topped box
  • Wear protective gloves


  • Aerosol cans
  • Adhesives
  • Antifreeze coolants
  • Batteries
  • Bleach
  • Butane, lighters with contents
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning products
  • Contact cement
  • Ethanol & methanol
  • Fertilizers, herbicides, and fungicides
  • Flea powder
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Gasoline, kerosene, and propane
  • Glue
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover
  • Mercury
  • Motor oil and filters
  • Razors and straight blades
  • Paint (container must be readable, free from rust)
  • Paint thinner
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rust remover
  • Sealants
  • Solvents
  • Stains and varnishes


  • Explosives and ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • PCBs
  • Biomedical waste (ex: syringes)
  • Industrial, commercial, and institutional waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Empty paint cans that can be disposed of during regular curbside collection
  • Regular household waste or recylables

Source: RethinkWasteNL

Choose Safer Alternatives

The best way to manage household hazardous waste is to bring less into your home. There are plenty of environmentally-friendly alternatives for everything from household cleaners to garden-care products that are better for the environment and safer for you and your family.