Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste means gaseous, liquid and solid waste which, because of its inherent nature and quantity, requires special disposal techniques to avoid creating health hazards, nuisances or environmental pollution.

Hazardous wastes include:

  • toxins
  • poisons
  • corrosives
  • irritants
  • strong sensitizers
  • flammables (excluding plastics, paper, and paper products)
  • explosives
  • infectious wastes
  • condemned foods
  • asbestos
  • sharps (hypodermic needles, etc.)
  • animal excrement
  • soiled diapers
  • used personal hygiene products

Bylaw 2630 – Garbage and Waste

Household hazardous wastes from residents of the Capital Regional District can be disposed of at the Hartland Landfill. This does not include industrial waste from commercial businesses.

For a complete list of household hazardous wastes that are accepted at the Hartland Landfill please refer to the CRD website.