Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

HHW is not accepted in the blue or green bag and has its own collection and disposal procedures. These materials may be corrosive, flammable, poisonous, or consist of sharp objects. Examples include propane tanks, syringes, batteries, nail polish remover and CFL light bulbs.

Why can’t I put Household Hazardous Waste in my residential waste?

Hazardous waste is just that, hazardous. In the interest of the safety of yourself, your family, your pets and sanitation workers, hazardous waste cannot be included with your regular garbage pick-up. Chemicals, fuels, computer monitors, syringes and other household hazardous waste all pose a serious threat to anyone handling them, particularly if they don’t know these wastes are present. These products can ignite in dumpsters or trucks, they are often harmful to the environment and they could contaminate compost and recyclable materials, making them undesirable for the market place and force them to the landfill.

How do I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste?

Every spring and fall the Commission holds a Household Hazardous Waste Day at the Sussex Transfer Station where SouthEast Regional Service Commission hazardous waste mobile unit comes to take collect hazardous waste from our region. This service is free-of-charge to all residents serviced by the Regional Service Commission 8 Solid Waste.
Household Hazardous Waste can also be disposed of for free at SE Recycle’s Hazardous Waste Depot located at:

2024 Route128 Berry Mills Road,
Berry Mills, NB


Are empty paint and aerosol cans hazardous?

No. Most empty household hazardous waste containers (e.g. paint, aerosols, cleaning products) can be placed with your BLUE garbage. Paint cans should have the lid removed and any remaining paint must be dried before placing it in the blue bag.

Full or partially paint and aerosol containers can be dropped-off for free at

Norrad’s Express and Redemption Center Ltd.
40 Albert Street, Sussex, NB

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 8am – 1pm

Phone: (506) 433-2258


NOTE: Televisions and electronics are no longer accepted at HHW Day. Most electronics can be placed in your BLUE bag.

* Computer monitors ARE considered HHW