Proposed changes to the Hazardous Waste Regulation

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is proposing changes to the Hazardous Waste Regulation for Return Collection Facilities that collect and store household hazardous waste and similar wastes from institutional and commercial sources. These wastes are referred to using the new term 'moderate risk wastes' and examples include waste automotive oil, oil-based paint, lead-acid batteries, lithium and lithium ion batteries, and unused gasoline.

More specifically, changes are being proposed for:

  • Storing moderate risk wastes at Return Collection Facilities, which are facilities that collect moderate risk wastes from generators of waste (such as the public or small businesses)
  • Transporting moderate risk wastes from Return Collection Facilities to hazardous waste facilities

To learn more about the proposed changes, please review the intentions paper below:

Hazardous Waste Regulation - Intentions Paper (PDF, 1.3MB)

Providing feedback

The ministry is seeking comments and feedback on the proposed changes from Indigenous peoples, and all interested parties, including local governments and other stakeholders.

Please provide comments by July 30, 2021 using the comment form below:

Hazardous Waste Regulation- Intentions Paper Response Form (PDF, 327KB)