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Health & Safety Are Priority: Hazardous Waste Removal in Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver Island

If you don’t know how to dispose of something, don’t do it on your own! Many common household materials are actually considered hazardous, and thus need to be handled appropriately. H.L. Demolition & Waste Management Ltd offers hazardous waste removal in Victoria, Nanaimo and the surrounding areas to protect you, your family and the local environment. 

There are many different ways to handle the different types of hazardous waste, which is why we provide transportation to treatment, disposal and neutralization sites depending on the type of waste you need removed. When not handled properly, your health and safety are at risk. By calling a team like us, you’ll be able to protect your family and friends from contamination.

Why Some Waste Is Considered Hazardous

Not all waste is considered hazardous, but there are several reasons that certain items own this title. Your first thought when it comes to hazardous waste may be of green chemicals spilling into waterways, but not all hazardous waste is so conspicuous. Any materials with the following characteristics are considered hazardous:

  • Corrosive

  • Flammable

  • Infectious

  • Radioactive

  • Toxic

If a material has the potential to harm health or environment over long periods of time, it is also considered hazardous. Many materials fit under these descriptions, and as such should be handled with care. If your home, office or building has materials that meet these characteristics, you should call our waste management team for safe, professional hazardous waste removal in Victoria, Nanaimo or surrounding areas.

Common Hazardous Materials

You may be thinking, “What corrosive items do I have in my home, anyway?” It may seem outlandish, but there are many household products that contain corrosive or reactive components. After painting a room or cleaning your home you may think it’s okay to just throw away empty containers in the trash, but this is generally not the case. Hazardous materials that you come in contact with on a regular basis include:

  • Paints and solvents

  • Vehicle waste like motor oil and antifreeze

  • Electronics including TVs, cell phones, music players and more

  • Batteries

  • Aerosols and propane cylinders

  • Mercury

  • Acids

  • Sludges

  • Cleaning agents and pesticides

  • Appliances with refrigerant such as fridges and freezers

When your TV stops working you can’t just throw it away, and the same goes for your refrigerator. You may be surprised to hear this, and you may have thrown away these items before, but it’s time to learn from the past and know what to do in the future.

How to Manage Hazardous Waste

Sewage and septic systems do not filter or remove hazardous materials from our waste water, which then allows these substances to enter our waterways. That’s why it’s important to NEVER:

  • Pour excess cleaning chemicals down the drain or on the ground

  • Dump materials like paint or oil into the storm sewer

  • Discard old TVs or aerosol cans in the garbage

  • Bury any hazardous materials

Contact Us for Hazardous Waste Removal

We are committed to recycling and removing waste using a variety of methods. Our team is able to identify opportunities for waste reduction and can provide new options to you, whether that means recycling certain materials or transporting hazardous waste to treatment facilities. H.L. Demolition & Waste Management Ltd collects all of the waste listed above, so if you have motor oil from your last oil change or old cell phones that need disposal, we can come to you and transport those materials to safe disposal facilities. 

If you need hazardous waste removal in Nanaimo, Victoria or the surrounding areas, call us to set up an appointment.

Our Company

We have the experience, expertise and equipment to handle all projects in-house, and we’re passionate about green demolition.


We provide full demolition and site remediation, interior dismantling, excavation, tank removals, site grading and more.

Service Area

All of British Columbia
Vancouver Island
The Gulf Islands
Parts of Alberta

H.L. Demolition & Waste Management Ltd

4481 Markham Street

Victoria, BC V8Z 5N3


Contact us today for our services.

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