Hazardous Materials

Hazardous and Banned Materials:

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous or of which you are unsure. It includes any leftover household product that is marked flammable, corrosive, explosive or poison. Common examples are pesticides, varnishes, paints, cleaners, and batteries. Banned materials are materials which cannot be disposed of through curbside garbage or recycling programs and may include hazardous materials.   At no point can any such material be disposed of through the sewage or storm drain system (see CRD Source Control Program for more information). 

What products are included in Household Hazardous Waste?

See current list of materials on the CRD Website:

What Hazardous Material can be deposited at the Oak Bay Public Works Drop-Off Depot?

A complete list of materials that can be dropped off at the Public Works Depot can be found at the Drop Off Depot page. Hazardous materials accepted at the yard include:

  • Leftover Paint and empty paint cans
  • Batteries ( household)
  • Expired Smoke Detectors
  • Clean plastic shopping bags
  • Small metal items, except fridges and freezers
  • Propane tanks

No wood or building material. No furniture, mattresses or tires. No car batteries. No other hazardous materials

Other Hazardous Materials:

    Most household hazardous materials can be dropped off at Hartland Land Fill. Sub-sets of materials, such as solvents, can also be disposed of at other facilities around the region. For complete information on how to safely dispose of household hazardous materials, see the CRD Household Hazardous Waste website. For an overview on demolition waste, view the Demolition Waste Brochure.

    What Materials are Banned from the Landfill?

    For a complete and current list of materials banned from the landfill (and of course from curbside garbage), see the CRD Landfill Restrictions Web page.