Where to bring your Household Hazardous Waste?
Households Only – Free
In the spring and fall of each year, the NWRSC installs a mobile drop-off unit in various municipalities located on its territory. Residents of the North West region can bring their household hazardous waste (HHW) to the drop-off location closest to their home. They can dispose of all toxic, explosive, flammable and corrosive products (list of accepted materials below) and this, free of charge.
Please note that this program was introduced in 2005. All costs related to this program, including disposal of materials, are covered by the Solid Waste Service.
HHW picked up on these special collection days are stored in the Solid Waste Service warehouse. They are later sent to specialized industries that will recycle the waste or dispose of them adequately.
For dates of our next HHW collection, check the news on this Web site during spring and fall or contact us at 1-506-263-3470 or 1-800-561-0456. You may also subscribe to our mailing list to be informed of the collection dates.
Products labeled with one of the following symbols are hazardous waste:
Products Accepted During HHW Collection by the Solid Waste Service
Car and Recreational
Car Care Products
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
Floor Polish Wax
General Household Chemicals
Lighters with Contents
Motor Oils and Filters
Nail Polish and Remover
Paint & Related Products
Pesticides – (Herbicides, Insecticides)
Stains and Varnishes
NON Accepted Products
- Biomedical Waste
- Industrial Hazardous Waste
- Commercial Hazardous Waste
Important: Regular household waste and special collection waste are NOT accepted during household hazardous waste round-up days.
Electronic and computer equipment will no longer be accepted at the spring and fall mobile drop-offs. You can bring your electronics and computer equipment at a certified local depot. Please consult a location near you: www.recyclenb.com ou téléphonez au 1-888-322-8473.
Storing hazardous waste securely at home
HHW must be kept at home until the next collection which will be held in your community:
- Store hazardous products in a clean and dry place; such as a garage or a shed, but not on a balcony or near a window;
- Always leave hazardous products in their original container (to read original instructions);
- Avoid mixing any product;
- Never reuse a container having held a hazardous product;
- Store hazardous products in an open and well ventilated area;
- Do not place products near a heat source;
- Keep out of reach of children and animals;
- Make sure there are no leaks (fluid or gas);
- Do not smoke while handling flammable and combustible liquids. Never use a cellular or cordless telephone near such liquids;
- Never use water to extinguish an incipient fire caused by one of these products. Instead use a portable ABC type extinguisher (within easy reach).
Click here to consult the pamphlet linked to this program. Print only if necessary!
Click here to view A reference guide to household hazardous product alternatives (from the New Brunswick Department of Environment). Print only if needed!
A Brief Review of the New Brunswick Paint Recycling Program…
You are painting a new room and do not know what to do with the leftover paint? Do not throw in the garbage or sink and read the following to find an ecological solution when disposing of your hazardous waste!
As you now know, it is possible to dispose of your leftover paint containers during the Solid Waste Service HHW collection. Moreover, you can take part in the province wide paint recycling program. Here are a few details on this provincial program.
Firstly, you must know that recycling paint in NB is free of charge. Residents have access to more than 50 depot counters in the province through the program. Over 70% of the paint recovered at these counters is recycled and transformed into new paint.
The paint collected is sent to Nova Scotia for recycling. The paint is sorted according to the mediums used (oil-based and latex) and sorted by color. Then, it is sent to Victoriaville in the province of Quebec where the product will be finished resulting in a recycled paint. The latter is then sold, under the brand name Boomerang, to main retailers in New Brunswick.
Boomerang paint is composed of 99% recycled paint, combined to 1% new material in order to guarantee the quality of the product.
- The location of the depot counter closest to your home
- or for more information on NB paint recycling program, click here.
For any questions on this specific provincial program, please call one of the Recycle NB team member at 1-506-454-8473 or 1-888-322-8473, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the website at www.recyclenb.com.