Household Hazardous Waste

Many common household products contain hazardous chemicals. This includes flammable, combustible, corrosive and toxic products. Once released into the environment, these substances may pose a serious threat to living organisms. Small quantities can accumulate over time to reach dangerous levels and contaminate the air, water, and/or soil.

Some ways that HHW finds its way into the environment are:

  • Down sewers (catch basins) 
  • Down drains 
  • Dumped onto the ground or in to ditches 
  • Burning 
  • Put into regular garbage

Accepted HHW products should be properly disposed at the City’s Eco Centre.

Know your HHW symbols

Many but not all HHW products will have one of these symbols:

Poison symbol of skull and cross bones. Poison Corrosive symbol of skeletal hand. Corrosive
       
Explosive symbol of exploding skull. Explosive Flammable symbol of a flame. Flammable