Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events are held twice a year in various regional centres including Yellowknife, Hay River and Fort Smith.
Watch for your local household hazardous waste collection event to bring items like paint, propane tanks, batteries, household cleaners, aerosols, oils/fuels, fluorescent bulbs, thermostats, pesticides and electronic waste for proper disposal for free.
Note: Staff travel to communities where no resident staff exist.
The events are for residents only; no commercial waste is accepted. Items like paint, propane tanks, batteries, household cleaners, aerosols, oils, fuels, fluorescent bulbs, thermostats, pesticides and electronic waste are accepted. Watch for announcements in your community for the next household hazardous waste collection event.
ENR works with the municapalities to coordinate these events.
Hazardous waste is considered a dangerous contaminant that is no longer being used for its intended purpose. These wastes have the potential to harm human health or the environment. They can range from paints, oils and solvents to acids, heavy-metal containing sludges and pesticides. Hazardous wastes must be handled or disposed of properly to prevent harm to human health and safety and to the environment.