Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

The Household Hazardous Waste depot is closed from December 1st to April 1st each year due to the low volumes of waste which are delivered to the depot during winter. If you have hazardous waste to dispose of during these months, please call (902) 543-2991 and arrangements will be made to receive your wastes.

Residents from within the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, the Town of Bridgewater or the Mahone Bay may drop it hazardous waste off at the depot for FREE! The depot is located at 908 Mullock Road, Whynott's Settlement. 

**All aerosol cans must be brought to the HHW depot for proper handling, please do not place in your blue bag. **

To identify hazardous waste, look for these symbols:

FLAMMABLE FLAMMABLE or ignitable wastes can create fires under certain conditions, are spontaneously combustible or have a flash point less than 140 f.
CORROSIVE CORROSIVE wastes are acids or bases that are capable of corroding metal containers such as storage tanks, drums and barrels.
POISON POISON or toxic wastes are those containing concentrations of certain substances in excess of regulatory thresholds which are expected to cause injury or illness to human health or the environment. 
REACTIVE REACTIVE wastes can cause explosions, toxic fumes, gasses or vapors when heated, compressed or mixed with water. 


  • ABS solvent cement
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Grease
  • Photo developers
  • Acetone (nail polish)
  • Contact cement
  • Herbicides
  • Pipe joint compound
  • Acid Corrosives
  • Creosote
  • Insecticides
  • Plastic cement
  • Adhesives
  • Diesel fuel
  • Kerosene
  • Plastic wood (aerosol)
  • Aerosol cans
  • Drain opener
  • Large Household batteries
  • Poison
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Driveway sealer
  • Liquid Flammables
  • Reactives
  • Antifreeze
  • Enamels
  • Metal polishes
  • Rechargeable and Akaline (non-rechargeable) batteries
  • Autobody fillers
  • Fertilizers
  • Methyl Hydrate
  • Roofing tar/cement
  • Ballasts (PCB free)
  • Fibreglass resin/epoxy
  • Mortar
  • Sealers
  • Battery acid
  • Floor wax
  • Motor oil
  • Shellac
  • Brake fluid
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Propane cylinders tanks
  • Solid Flammables
  • Butane
  • Foundation coating
  • Paint stripper
  • Stains
  • Camp fuel/igniters
  • Furnace or stove cement
  • Paint thinner
  • Transmission fluid
  • Carpet cleaner/shampoo
  • Gas
  • Paints
  • Turpentine
  • Caulking compound
  • Gas-line antifreeze
  • Pesticides
  • Varsol


  • Commercial, Industrical & Institutional - certified haulers listed below.
  • Bio-medical or pharmaceutical - drop off expired medications, used sharps and lancets at your local pharmacy.
  • PCB's, Radioactive Substances or Explosives - Contact the RCMP to arrange disposal of ammunition, fireworks, flares, call (902) 527-5555.
  • Unidentified HHW - all wastes must be identified.
  • HHW from outside District of Lunenburg, Town of Mahone Bay or Town of Bridgewater - contact your Town or Municipality for disposal locations.


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Syringes, needles and lancets must be placed in a safe sharps container and returned to a local pharmacy. Sharps containers can be picked up FREE OF CHARGE, at any pharmacy or Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) supply centre. The Household Hazardous Waste depot no longer accepts used sharps, effective September 2015. Used sharps and blood testing lancets cannot be placed in your garbage bag or blue bag!





Envirosystems, Dartmouth: (902) 481-8008

Terrapure, Bedford: (902) 835-8078

Clean Harbours Environmental Services, Dartmouth: (902) 481-0842



Rothsay: (902) 895-2801

BD Rae: (902) 452-8181



Accepted at the Community Recycling Centre or at an oil retailer. 



Accepted at the Community Recycling Centre or an ENVIRO-DEPOT™. 



Poison Centre: 1-800-565-8161 (IWK Hospital)

Environmental Emergencies: 1-800-565-1633 (Coast Guard)

Emergencies involving transport of dangerous goods - CANUTEC (613) 996-6666


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