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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.

Eastern Regional Service Board would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2022 Household Hazardous Waste events. Please check back in March 2023 for the list of upcoming Household Hazardous Waste event for your area. If you have any household hazardous items that need to be disposed of you can visit the HHW site at Robin Hood Bay on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s 8am to 4pm.

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
  • 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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