Welcome to the new HazWasteBC website.
What are Hazardous Wastes?
Hazardous wastes are those wastes which, due to their nature and quantity, are potentially hazardous to human health and the environment. As a rule, hazardous wastes require special handling, labeling, storage, transportation and disposal techniques to eliminate or reduce the hazard.
In an effort to improve regulatory compliance and general awareness of the legal and technical conditions for the safe management of hazardous wastes, the BC Environment Industry Association, with support from Ministry of Environment, has launched a two-stage Compliance Improvement Project for key industry stakeholders.
The first stage of the Compliance Improvement Project involved the development of a series of Fact Sheets broken down by sectors, indicating in easy to read terms the information needed by generators, transporters and processors of hazardous wastes to be in full compliance with established regulations.
The second stage of the Project involved creation of a new information portal dedicated to the hazardous waste management community – www.hazwastebc.com – that provides easy access to the above noted Fact Sheets, downloadable forms, essential contact information, and links to other sources of information. All of this information can be found on this page.
This page is an educational resource for the all companies, municipal authorities, employees and for anyone involved with hazardous waste management in British Columbia.