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Household Hazardous Waste

 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal - No Commercial/Institutional Waste Accepted

If it’s poisonous, corrosive or flammable, it’s Household Hazardous Waste and does not go in the garbage. Residents can drop off HHW at the Pictou County Solid Waste Management Facility, Mount William - Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 Noon. There is no disposal fee for these items.

Accepted Items:

 Items Not Accepted:

Paints, StainsBatteriesPoisons, Solvents, StrippersAsphalt SealerFluorescent Bulbs, CFL'sGlues, AdhesivesCleaners, WaxesGasoline, KeroseneLawn, Garden ChemicalsPool ChemicalsAutomotive Fluids, Anitfreeze, Motor OilSmall & Large Propane TanksAerosol Cans Containing Unused Product - (Empty Cans are Garbage)Items Containing Mercury


Needles, Sharps (See Special Instructions Below)*Radioactive MaterialsExplosives, AmmunitionFireworks, FlaresPathological WasteCommercial WastePCB's

*Used needles and sharps must be returned to a pharmacy for proper disposal. Ask your pharmacist for a free 'SHARPS CONTAINER'.


Mobile HHW Events - These events will be scheduled throughout the year & advertised through various  local and social media, as well as on this site. Watch for upcoming dates.