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 for everyone with household hazardous waste to participated in the 2023 Household Hazardous Waste event in your area. Events are held at the local Fire Hall between 9 am and 1 pm on the following dates:

On June 3rd:

  • Admirals Beach
  • Carbonear (Civic Center)
  • Colinet
  • Feremuse

On June 17th:

  • Bay De Verde
  • Chance Cove
  • Colliers
  • Come By Chance
  • Hant’s Harbour
  • Heart’s Delight/ Islington
  • LSD of Random East (located in Hickman's Harbour)
  • LSD of Smith Sound (located in Harcourt)

On September 16th:

  • Bay De Grave
  • Fox Harbour
  • Long Harbour-Mt. Arlington Heights
  • South Dildo
  • Southern Harbour

Residents can visit any event in the eastern region or visit the HHW site at Robin Hood Bay on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s 8am to 4pm.

Questions regarding the events and acceptable materials please reach out to us.

Safety and Handling First

  • Keep materials in their original, labelled containers
  • Materials brought to site must remain in the container that it was transported in
  • DO NOT mix 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
  • 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.