Household Hazardous Waste Events

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events happen every year and provide an oppurtunity to RDCK residents to responsibly dispose of RESIDENTIAL household hazardous waste materials for free. 

  • Only residential household hazards waste will be accepted.
  • Donations to your local Food Bank will be accepted.
  • Commercial or Industrial loads or volumes will NOT be accepted.
2023 Event Locations Dates Time
Locations and dates for the 2023 HHW Events to be announced    

 The RDCK makes every attempt to involve product stewards at the events as well to allow residents to drop off product stewardship items at the same time. Due to cost restraints, not all product stewards were available at all events. For information on BC’s product stewardship programs, including depot locations, visit: or 1-800-667-4321.

The Nelson Leafs Recycling Depot / Eco Depot is open year round.  This is the first Eco Depot to open in the RDCK through a partnership between the Nelson Leafs and the RDCK. Contact the Nelson Leafs Recycling Centre for more information and a complete list of accepted materials. The RDCK hopes this will serve as a model for future Eco Depots in the District.

Printer Friendly Version of Acceptable Materials


  • Acids
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Anti-Freeze
  • Audio/Video Systems (personal/portable systems; vehicle audio/video systems; video gaming systems & accessories, etc.)
  • Automotive Products
  • Caustics
  • Cleaning Products
  • Computers & Computer Peripherals (printers, keyboards, mice, trackballs, etc.)
  • Corrosive Materials
  • Electrical Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Fertilizers
  • Fuel
  • Home Audio Video Systems (VCRs, DVD & CD players, etc.)
  • Lighting Products and Ballasts
  • Kerosene
  • Mercury & Mercury Containing Products
  • Oil
  • Paint Products
  • Personal Products
  • Pesticides
  • Pool/Spa Chemicals
  • Power Tools
  • Roofing Tar
  • Sealers & Strippers
  • Small Appliances
  • TVs & Monitors
  • Thermometers / Thermostats
  • Unlabeled Items


  • Ammunition
  • Bio-Hazardous Waste
  • Explosives
  • Flares
  • Radioactive Materials

The content on this page was last updated February 28 2023 at 2:44 AM