Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste includes any leftover household product that is marked flammable, corrosive, explosive or poison, such as paints, varnishes, pesticides, and cleaners. This waste is dangerous to people, pets and the environment, and if placed in the garbage, can create environmental and public health hazards.

To learn more about where to dispose of household hazardous waste safely, please see CRD's Waste Management section.

Needle Disposal

Used hypodermic needles pose a safety risk to the public.

Removal from Public Property

For removal of hypodermic needles on public property in Victoria, contact us with the street address and location of the needle and our street cleaning crew will come and pick it up.

Public Works Street Cleaning Crew
250.361.0400 (24hrs)

Removal from Private Property

For pickup of hypodermic syringes on private property, please arrange pickup via the following methods:

Downtown Victoria Business Association Clean Team
Needle pickup for areas within the DVBA boundaries
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
250.386.2238 

AVI Mobile Harm Reduction Unit
Wednesday - Friday noon to 4 p.m.
250.896.2849 

SOLID
7 days a week (small fee charged for pickup)
857 Caledonia Street
250.298.9497

BC HAZMAT
Serving the Greater Victoria area (fee based)
250.656.3382 or click here for more info.

Hypodermic needles can be disposed of at some pharmacies, call your local pharmacy to inquire.