Hazardous Household Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous or of which you are unsure. It includes leftover household products that are marked flammable, corrosive or poisonous, or those that are compressed gas (such as aerosols, butane and lighters).

Acceptable items include:

Make sure to follow these tips:

  • Residential items only
  • Labelled, not leaking, sealed and upright
  • Containers less than 25L
  • Try to keep waste in original containers or in ones you don't need back

Did you know? We accept empty antifreeze and motor oil containers for recycling. Bring them to the attendant.

Items Not AcceptedHow to Dispose
Commercial/Business hazardous waste Contact a hazardous waste disposal company
Pharmaceuticals Contact a pharmacy
Needles and sharpsContact a pharmacy
Ammunition for firearms Contact your local RCMP
FlaresContact Parker Marine 250-334-4808
Marine location marker Contact CFB Comox 1-866-488-0889
Compressed GasReturn to retailer
Fire ExtinguisherContact Northern Ropes 250-286-1027

Household Hazardous Waste printable brochure

For more information on hazardous waste call 250-334-6016 (or toll-free 1-800-331-6007).

Note: The Comox Valley and Campbell River Waste Management Centres will be closed all provincially recognized statutory holidays. As a result, the collection of Household Hazardous Waste will be unavailable on April 15, July 1, September 30 and November 11 in 2022. For a list of recognized holidays visit cswm.ca/hours

2023 Hazardous Waste Drop-off Dates

Campbell River SiteComox Valley Site

6700 Argonaut Road, Campbell River

3699 Bevan Road, Cumberland

9:30 am-5:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesdays
and the following Saturdays:

January 21
February 25
March 18
April 22
May 27
June 24
July 22
August 19
September 23
October 28
November 25
December 16

9:30 am-5:30 pm
Thursdays and Fridays  
and the following Saturdays:

January 14
February 4
March 4
April 1
May 6
June 3
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 4
December 9

*Household hazardous waste can only be accepted during the hours listed as it requires special handling by a qualified technician.