Household Hazardous Waste
Eastern Waste Management offers free household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events for residents across the Eastern Region each June and September. Materials from contractors and business will not be accepted at household hazardous waste collection events.
Household hazardous wastes are the left-over products from hazardous products used in the home. Some of these wastes exhibit poisonous, combustible, explosive and/or flammable properties. When compared with other types of wastes, HHW are a small component of the waste stream.
If HHW are discarded into the residential solid waste stream, the storm sewer system, or the natural environment, environmental damage may occur. If products are improperly stored in the home there may be negative impacts on the health of the residents.
The HHW Depot is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Household Hazardous Items:
Oil & Latex Paint
Paint Thinners & Stain
Propane Tanks (Large & Small)
Used Cooking Oil
Fluorescent Lightbulbs (Compact & Tubes)
Things to Remember:
Materials from contractors and business will not be accepted.
Seal containers securely where possible (screw tops, paint lids, etc).
Don’t put items in tied plastic bags; instead transport in open-topped boxes where possible.
Bring the materials in the trunk of your car to be safe.
Please make sure all propane tanks have the valves closed and that there is plenty of ventilation in your vehicle.
We recommend that you wear gloves when handling products.
What NOT to Bring:
Empty paint cans that can be disposed of during regular curbside collection
Explosives and ammunitions
Biomedical waste (ex: syringes)
Industral, commercial and institutional waste
Details of Household Hazarous Waste Collection Events in June 2019
Eastern Regional Service Board encourages residents of the eastern region to gather their household hazardous waste (HHW) material in preparation for local HHW collection events occuring in September. Please note these HHW events do not accept waste from commercial operators.
Proper disposal of HHW will help prevent hazardous chemicals from products that are poisonous, corrosive, flammable or stored in pressurized containers from contaminating the soil, water, and atmosphere around us.
The HHW drop off events will take place on June 8 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), or June 22 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), at the following locations respectively:
- North Shore (Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-Broad Cove) - Ronnie Johnson Community Centre
- Bay de Grave Fire Hall
- Carbonear Civic Center
- Colliers Fire Hall
- Long Harbour/ Mount Arlington Heights Fire Hall
- Placentia Fire Hall
- Upper Island Cove Fire Hall
- Branch Fire Hall
- Whitbourne Fire Hall
- Clarenville Fire Hall
- Northern Bight Fire Hall
- Arnolds Cove Fire Hall
- Random Island (Elliott's Cove) Fire Hall
- Norman's Cove - Long Cove Town Depot
- Hants Harbour Fire Hall
- Winterton Fire Hall
- Heart's Content Fire Hall
- Whiteway Fire Hall
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility at Robin Hood Bay is open to residents of the Eastern Region for HHW drop-off every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Residents of the Eastern Region can now dispose of their household hazardous waste (HHW) on a regular and convenient basis at the new HHW location at the Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility.
Where: HHW location at the Robin Hood Bay Regional Integrated Waste Management Facility, located at 340 East White Hills Road.
When: 8:00AM to 4:00PM on Wednesday and Saturday, year-round.