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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.

2020 COLLECTION EVENTS:

  • Bay De Grave – September 26, 2020
  • Bell Island (Wabana) – September 19, 2020
  • Carbonear (Civic Centre) – September 26, 2020
  • Chance Cove – September 19, 2020
  • Colinet – September 26, 2020
  • Ferryland – September 26, 2020
  • Hant's Harbour – September 26, 2020
  • Heart's Delight-Islington – September 26, 2020
  • North Harbour (Placentia Bay) – September 19, 2020
  • Placentia – September 19, 2020
  • Random West – September 19, 2020
  • Smith Sound – September 19, 2020
  • St. Brides – September 26, 2020
  • St. Vincent's-St. Stephen's-Peter's River – September 26, 2020
  • Whitbourne – September 19, 2020

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

ACCEPTED

  • 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

NOT ACCEPTED

  • 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.


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