Household Hazardous Waste

Capital Region Service Commission’s Solid Waste Division (SWD) handles all sorts of materials at its facility, but some require more specialized care than others. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) needs to handled and treated in much different way than recyclables and garbage.

Capital Region Service Commission’s Solid Waste Division accepts HHW twice a week – Wednesday from 7:30AM to 4:00PM and Saturday 7:30AM to 3:00PM – and works with other companies to ensure the safe disposal and, in some cases, recycling, of the hazardous materials. In addition to the twice weekly schedule, SWD will host at least three HHW days in various communities throughout the year.

Several products can be classified as HHW. Some signs to look for when identifying HHW include symbols indicating the product is corrosive, toxic, reactive or flammable or the words – Danger, Poison, Caution and Warning.

Common HHW items are gasoline, oil, swimming pool chemicals, batteries and other chemicals in 20 litres or less. Pharmaceutical products are not accepted.

Hazardous Waste Symbols

Hazardous Waste

The safest way to dispose of HHW is to bring them to the landfill.

Do not!

  • Pour hazardous waste down the drain
  • Bury it
  • Burn it
  • Put it in the garbage

Please note: No industrial, commercial or institutional hazardous waste will be accepted. Tires and garbage are not acceptable items. This is a no charge service. For more information call the recycle hotline at 453-9938.

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