Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is waste generated from our homes that poses a risk to health, safety, or the environment. This includes flammable, combustible, corrosive, and toxic products.
Most municipalities provide a collection service for residential HHW, funded in part by Divert NS. To find up-to-date information about collection sites and events, check out your local sorting guide.
Examples of HHW that may be accepted at municipal collection sites
- Batteries of all types
- Leftover corrosive cleaners
- Fuel oil
- Solvents and thinners
- Aerosol cans containing hazardous substances
- BBQ propane tanks
- Small propane cylinders (camp fuel)
- Motor oil (or contact your oil retailer for a used drop-off site near you)
HHW from businesses is not permitted. Businesses must arrange for the disposal of HHW through a service provider.