Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is hazardous waste that is generated in the household. There are many materials in our homes that contain hazardous materials such as compact fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, household cleaners and toiletries. It only takes a few drops of HHW to contaminate a drinking water source.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, each person generates more than seven litres of hazardous waste each year but we often don’t realize the potential dangers associated with household hazardous waste.
Regional Waste Management Authorities offer household hazardous waste services in their regions through a combination of permanent depots and mobile collection events, extending the reach of convenient and proper disposal solutions in the province.
Visit rethinkwastenl.ca for regional information on HHW Depots and collection services.