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All residents from the Eastern Region of the province. It is not for private businesses or other organizations. These groups are required to arrange to have a licensed hauler remove hazardous chemicals from their work sites. If you are a business and would like to get more information on how to dispose of hazardous chemicals, please contact us at 311.
It is important that Household Hazardous Waste is collected in an organized manner. Materials have to be first sorted and identified by a qualified individual and placed in a particular category. If certain Household Hazardous Wastes are mixed or come in contact with one another there could be potential for dangerous reactions. Please be patient.
At the facility, a professional hazardous waste handler will accept your material. After the materials are collected, they are sorted and put in special containers. These containers are then transported to facilities where the materials can be recycled or disposed of properly.
The waste from households collected at curbside is loaded onto a truck where it is compacted immediately. If a hazardous substance is leaked it may ignite or explode in the collection truck, causing injury or affecting the health and safety of the collectors. If a hazardous chemical reaches the landfill, it can find its way into ground water, streams, ponds or the ocean.
Used oil is hazardous. It contains toxic impurities such as lead and cadmium and must never be disposed of down the drain or in storm sewers. Used oil, lubricating oil, crankcase oil, gear oil and transmission fluid can be properly disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at Robin Hood Bay on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If these days and times do not fit your schedule you can also return used motor oils to an oil retailer, free of charge, where it may be stored and made available to service companies for treatment and reuse. It is cleaned, filtered and given new additives – recycled into a product that is as good as new oil. Contact your local service station for details.