Hazardous Household Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous or of which you are unsure. It includes leftover household products that are marked flammable, corrosive or poisonous, or those that are compressed gas (such as aerosols, butane and lighters).

Acceptable items include:

  • Cooking oil
  • Abrasive powders
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain de-cloggers
  • Floor and furniture polish
  • Oven cleaners
  • General cleaners
  • Metal cleaners/polish
  • Window/glass cleaners
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Anti-freeze
  • Transmission fluid
  • Brake fluid
  • Adhesives car polishes
  • Car waxes
  • Pool chemicals
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
Bathroom/ Laundry
  • Cleaners
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Stain removers
  • Rat and mouse poison
  • Flammable materials
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Thermostat switches
  • Fire alarms oxidizers
  • Paint
  • Stains and finishes
Did you know? We accept empty antifreeze and motor oil containers for recycling. Bring them to the attendant.

Items Not Accepted

How To Dispose

Commercial/Business hazardous waste Contact a hazardous waste disposal company
Pharmaceuticals Contact a Pharmacy
Needles and sharpsContact a Pharmacy
Ammunition for firearms Contact your local RCMP
FlaresContact Parker Marine 250-334-4808
Marine location marker Contact CFB Comox 1-866-488-0889

Household Hazardous Waste printable brochure

For more information on hazardous waste call 250-334-6016 (or toll-free 1-800-331-6007).

2018 Hazardous Waste Drop-off Dates
Campbell River SiteComox Valley Site

6900 Argonaut Road, Campbell River

3699 Bevan Road, Cumberland

9:30 am-5:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesdays

and the following Saturdays:
January 27
February 24
March 24
April 21
May 26
June 23
July 28
August 25
September 22
October 27
November 24
December 15

9:30 am-5:30 pm
Thursdays and Fridays  

and the following Saturdays:
January 13
February 17
March 10
April 7
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 3
December 1

*Household hazardous waste can only be accepted during the hours listed as it requires special handling by a qualified technician.

Make sure to follow these tips:
  • Residential items only
  • Labelled, not leaking, sealed and upright
  • Containers less than 25L
  • Try to keep waste in original containers or in ones you don’t need back
How much will it cost?

The maximum you will be charged is the $4 site access fee for items that do not fall under Product Stewardship (products not funded through a user pay program). For more information, visit www.regeneration.ca

Are you unsure if what you are disposing of is Household Hazardous Waste? You can always call us to find out before disposing, call 250-334-6016 or toll-free 1-800-331-6007.