Household hazardous waste building. Upper siding is white and lower siding is dark grey. Has 2 light green doors and a white garage door.

Household Hazardous Wastes


Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are the left-over products from hazardous products used in the home. Some of these wastes exhibit poisonous, combustible, explosive and/or flammable properties. When compared with other types of wastes, HHW are a small component of the waste stream.

If HHW are discarded into the residential solid waste stream, the storm sewer system, or the natural environment, environmental damage may occur. If products are improperly stored in the home there may be negative impacts on the health of the residents.

For information on the Product Care paint recycling program and other drop-off locations click here.

For information on RHB operating hours click here.

Please be advised that the HHW Facility is for residential use only. Commercial vehicles can not access the HHW Facility.

Household Hazardous Items

Different items should be sorted separately before bringing them to the HHW Depot (i.e. do not put batteries and fluorescent lightbulbs in the same container).

  • Oil & Latex Paint
  • Paint Thinners & Stain
  • Motor Oil
  • Batteries (keep lithium and alkaline batteries separate)
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Propane Tanks (Large & Small)
  • Used Cooking Oil
  • Fluorescent Lightbulbs (Compact & Tubes)
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • For other Hazardous Waste associated with a household, try our Look Up.

Not Accepted Items

  • Explosives/ammunition
  • Unused fireworks (return to vendor)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Commercial waste
  • Biomedical/Sharps
  • Flares
    • For safe disposal of flares please contact one of the following:
    • K&D Pratt
    • Phone: (709) 722-5690
      Toll Free: (800) 563-9595
      Fax: (709) 722-6975
    • Spartan Industrial Marine
    • Tel: (709) 722-4221
      Fax: (709) 722-9736
    • Canadian Power Boat Squadron

Things to Remember

  • Keep items separate (i.e. do not put batteries and fluorescent lightbulbs in the same container)
  • Seel containers securely (screw tops, paint lids, etc)
  • Don’t put items in tied plastic bags; instead transport in open-topped boxes
  • Bring the materials in the trunk of your car to be safe
  • Please make sure all propane tanks have the valves closed and that there is plenty of ventilation in your vehicle
  • We recommend that you wear gloves when handling products
  • Containers carrying liquids will not be returned to residents because liquids are not poured off on site