Think Before You Throw

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

  • Motor Oil

  • Batteries

  • Aerosol Cans

  • Propane Tanks (Large & Small)

  • Used Cooking Oil

  • Fluorescent Lightbulbs (Compact & Tubes)

  • Fire Extinguishers

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

  • Fireworks

  • PCBs 

  • Biomedical waste (ex: syringes)

  • Industral, commercial and institutional waste

  • Radioactive waste

Details of Household Hazarous Waste Collection Events in September 2020

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 September 19 and 26 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) at the following locations respectively:


  • North Harbour (Placentia Bay) - Fire Hall
  • Chance Cove -  Fire Hall
  • Random West - Fire Hall
  • Smith Sound - Fire Hall
  • Bell Island (Wabana) - Fire Hall
  • Whitbourne - Fire Hall
  • Placentia - Fire Hall


  • Bay De Grave - Fire Hall
  • Carbonear - Civic Center
  • Ferryland - Fire Hall
  • Hant's Harbour - Fire Hall
  • Colinet - Fire Hall
  • St. Brides - Fire Hall
  • St. Vincent's/St. Stephen's/Peter's River - Fire Hall
  • Heart's Delight/Islington - 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.

Permanent Facility

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.