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. 

2024 event dates and venues to be announced soon!

  • 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.

The RDCK makes every attempt to involve Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs 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.

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Please click the icons below to find out more about what each EPR program collect at our events, 



  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Audio/Video Systems (personal/portable systems; vehicle audio/video systems; video gaming systems & accessories, etc.)
  • Single use & Rechargeable & E-Mobility Batteries
  • Battery powered toys & gaming systems
  • Bear sprays
  • Bleach 
  • Bromine
  • Caustics
  • Cleaning Products
  • Computers & Computer Peripherals (printers, keyboards, mice, trackballs, etc.)
  • Corrosive Materials
  • Display Devices (TV, PC monitors)
  • Electrical household portable appliances
  • Electrical personal care appliances
  • Electrical power tools
  • Electrical musical instruments
  • Fertilizers
  • Gasoline and other flammable liquid
  • (Home/Vehicle) audio/video systems
  • Lighting products and ballasts
  • Kerosene
  • Mercury and mercury containing products
  • Oil & Antifreeze containers
  • Paint products & Paint thinners
  • Paint containers
  • Personal/home cellular devices
  • Pesticides
  • Pool/hot tub chemicals
  • Printers
  • Roofing tar
  • Smoke alarms
  • Thermometers/Thermostats
  • Unlabeled/Unidentified items
  • Used motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters


  • Commerical Materials (residential materials only)
  • Ammunition
  • Bio-Hazardous Waste
  • Explosives
  • Flares
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Biodiesel/cooking oil
  • Asbestos (Landfill only, year round)
  • Major Appliances included in the MARR program (RDCK landfill or transfer station, year round)
  • Propane tanks (RDCK landfill or transfer station, year round)
  • Lead-Acid Automotive Batteries (RDCK landfill or transfer station, year round)

The content on this page was last updated May 7 2024 at 2:57 AM