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Dangerous goods classifications and descriptions

The following classes of dangerous goods are not accepted at the Vancouver Landfill or Transfer Station.

Class Description Example
2 Gases: compressed, deeply refrigerated, liquefied or dissolved under pressure. Propane
3 Flammable and combustible liquids. Gasoline
4 Flammable solids, such as substances liable to spontaneous combustion or substances that emit flammable gases when in contact with water. Unused matches
Oily rags
5 Oxidizing agents and organic peroxides. Ammonium nitrate
6 Toxic and infectious substances. Poison
8 Corrosive substances. Sulphuric acid
9 Miscellaneous products, substances or organisms that are considered by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to be dangerous to life, health, property or the environment when transported and are prescribed to be included in this class. Asbestos*, PCBs

*Asbestos can be disposed of at the Landfill when it is properly prepared according to the City's asbestos policy. Asbestos cannot be disposed of at the Transfer Station.

Know the regulations

Read the current BC Hazardous Waste Regulation:

Read the consolidated national Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations on the Transport Canada website: