Household Hazardous Waste and Paper Shred Event

Are you looking to securely destroy your confidential papers? Do you have leftover cleaners, solvents and chemicals you want to dispose?

Bring them to one of our annual fall Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) mobile drop-off and Paper Shredding events.

Where and When

Mount Uniacke

Mount Uniacke Fire Hall Parking Lot, 654 Highway #1

Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Nova Centre (Old Elmsdale School), 224 Highway 214, Elmsdale

Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Please Note:

  • On-site directions must be followed to ensure service.
  • Residents should remain in their vehicles at all times – staff/contractors will remove materials from vehicles only.


The following outlines how to bring your materials to us:

  • Ensure all containers are sealed securely.
  • Transport materials in the trunk of your car or back of your truck.
  • Bring materials in open-topped boxes (we can return these to you).
  • Please make sure all propane tanks have the valves closed and that there is plenty of ventilation in your vehicle.
  • We recommend you wear gloves when handling products.
  • Follow traffic signs and instructions at the mobile events to ensure the safety of everyone.

The following will not be accepted at the events:

  • Explosives, fireworks, and ammunition
  • Empty paint cans (please put out for regular collection)
  • Medical waste
  • PCB containing products & radioactive waste
  • Commercial waste or any unknown waste (anything without a label)


  • A year-round option for your residential household hazardous waste is at the East Hants Waste Management Centre (1306 Georgefield Road; 1-888-873-3332)
  • Residents can contact their oil retailer for used oil drop-off locations. Retail locations that sell oil must either receive or provide drop-off options.
  • Leftover paint can be taken to any ENVIRO-DEPOTâ„¢ free of charge.

Please follow traffic signs and instructions at the events to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

Need help sorting your waste? Download our Waste Wizard app!


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