Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Kenloch Transfer Station, 8:30 – 4:30
HHW is waste material generated from our homes that poses a risk to health, safety or the environment. This includes flammable, combustible, corrosive and toxic products.
Examples of accepted HHW items include:
• Batteries of all types
• Corrosive cleaners
• Pesticides and herbicides
• Fuel oil
• Solvents and thinners
• Aerosol cans containing hazardous substances
• BBQ and small propane tanks and cylinders
• Motor oil (or contact your oil retailer for a drop-off site near you)
• CFL and fluorescent bulbs
Note: This event is for residential HHW only. No business waste is permitted.
Pharmaceuticals and drugs can be brought to any pharmacy. Please do not dispose of them in your regular garbage or recycling.
For any additional information, please call 902-787-3503
Why Does HHW Require Special Disposal?
- Septic systems are prone to failure if HHW is disposed of in them. HHW poured down the drain may also corrode the plumbing system.
- Sewage treatment plants are not constructed to handle HHW. Therefore HHW put down the drain could go untreated and may end up contaminating our drinking water.
- Landfills are not designed to handle HHW. HHW creates leachates, the liquid runoff that forms when water passes through decomposing landfill waste, which may eventually seep off site and pollute groundwater and surrounding soils.
- Improper management of HHW may pose risks to refuse collectors and landfill operators. There have been incidents where workers suffered eye injuries, chemical burns and other medical problems as the result of HHW in regular garbage.
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