Table 19
Household hazardous waste, by province

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Household hazardous waste, by province: Part 1
  Had leftover or expired medication to dispose of Had leftover or expired medication to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Poured them down the drain, sewer, ground, toilet or sink Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 39 22 6 57 8 15 1 E
Newfoundland and Labrador 25 23 E F 29 E 26 E F F
Prince Edward Island 43 F F 66 F F F
Nova Scotia 37 16 E F 64 F 11 E F
New Brunswick 34 F F 55 17 E F F
Quebec 47 14 E 74 E 10 F
Ontario 36 24 8 49 7 18 F
Manitoba 32 28 E F 39 E 24 E 14 E F
Saskatchewan 31 27 F 52 14 E 15 E F
Alberta 36 20 E 56 E 20 F
British Columbia 39 34 E 47 E 15 F
Household hazardous waste, by province: Part 2
  Had leftover paint or solvents to dispose of Had leftover paint or solvents to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 39 4 62 8 31 2
Newfoundland and Labrador 34 F 59 F 35 F
Prince Edward Island 45 F 58 F 42 F
Nova Scotia 41 F 67 F 31 F
New Brunswick 45 F 58 F 36 F
Quebec 48 E 55 19 25 E
Ontario 36 4 63 5 34 F
Manitoba 29 F 57 F 38 F
Saskatchewan 33 F 64 F 35 F
Alberta 38 F 70 F 34 F
British Columbia 34 F 69 F 32 F
Household hazardous waste, by province: Part 3
  Had unwanted engine oil or anti-freeze to dispose of Had unwanted engine oil or anti-freeze to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 15 1 E 61 19 18 4
Newfoundland and Labrador 11 F 57 F F F
Prince Edward Island 14 E F F F F F
Nova Scotia 12 F 42 F F F
New Brunswick 21 F 56 F F F
Quebec 14 F 48 31 15 F
Ontario 13 F 63 16 19 E
Manitoba 22 F 75 F F F
Saskatchewan 17 F 63 F 28 E F
Alberta 18 F 78 F 14 E F
British Columbia 18 F 61 26 20 E F
Household hazardous waste, by province: Part 4
  Had dead or unwanted car batteries to dispose of Had dead or unwanted car batteries to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 12 F 46 31 20 5 E
Newfoundland and Labrador E F F F F F
Prince Edward Island 10 E F F F F F
Nova Scotia 11 F 56 F F F
New Brunswick 16 F 47 F F F
Quebec 11 F 41 36 20 F
Ontario 9 F 42 37 19 F
Manitoba 18 E F 59 22 E F F
Saskatchewan 18 F 40 31 E 28 E F
Alberta 15 F 46 23 E 24 E F
British Columbia 13 F 59 26 E 18 E F
Household hazardous waste, by province: Part 5
  Had other dead or unwanted batteries to dispose of Had other dead or unwanted batteries to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 58 42 35 7 18 4
Newfoundland and Labrador 48 74 19 E F 11 E F
Prince Edward Island 64 19 E 44 22 E 19 E F
Nova Scotia 58 46 35 F 22 F
New Brunswick 56 58 27 F 17 E F
Quebec 66 32 39 11 17 8
Ontario 53 40 38 6 17 2
Manitoba 55 61 16 E F 24 E F
Saskatchewan 58 69 20 F 17 F
Alberta 59 53 30 E 19 F
British Columbia 56 44 33 8 19 F
Household hazardous waste, by province: Part 6
  Had unwanted electronic devices to dispose of Had unwanted electronic devices to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Returned them to a supplier or retailer Donated them or gave them away Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 36 11 45 5 22 28 2
Newfoundland and Labrador 18 F 34 F F 36 E F
Prince Edward Island 36 F 51 F F 35 E F
Nova Scotia 41 F 61 F 11 E 30 F
New Brunswick 30 28 28 F F 34 F
Quebec 30 13 29 E 31 29 E
Ontario 35 13 41 E 22 28 E
Manitoba 45 11 E 41 F 28 E 29 E F
Saskatchewan 40 10 E 69 F 20 23 F
Alberta 46 E 63 F 16 29 F
British Columbia 43 10 E 57 F 19 26 F
Household hazardous waste, by province: Part 7
  Had dead or unwanted compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) to dispose of Had dead or unwanted compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) to dispose of
Put them in the garbage Took or sent them to a depot or drop-off centre Donated them or gave them away Still had them Other
  percent
Canada 22 56 24 4 13 3
Newfoundland and Labrador 19 74 F F F F
Prince Edward Island 17 59 F F F F
Nova Scotia 18 64 F F F F
New Brunswick 22 73 F F F F
Quebec 23 62 15 E 12 E E
Ontario 23 50 30 E 13 E
Manitoba 17 65 F F F F
Saskatchewan 17 72 F F F F
Alberta 20 56 29 E F 12 E F
British Columbia 21 51 29 F 17 E F
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, Households and the Environment Survey, 2009 (survey number 3881).
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