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Transportation of Hazardous Waste

Prince Edward Island produces dangerous or potentially hazardous waste.  This material is usually shipped across the Confederation Bridge to be incinerated, landfilled, or recycled. 

The most common hazardous materials shipped out of Prince Edward Island include:

  • waste paint
  • tetrachloroethylene (used by dry cleaners)
  • flammable liquids
  • naptha petroleum
  • waste batteries
  • poisonous liquids
  • PCBs and aerosols
  • infectious substances
  • corrosive liquids/solids
  • pesticides

The materials are shipped out of Prince Edward Island using a number of hazardous waste disposal companies.  These companies must:

  • register with the Department of Communities, Land and Environment as a carrier of hazardous material.  The completed Waste Carrier/Generator/Receiver Registration Form must be accompanied by the $100 registration fee.
  • ensure their drivers are properly trained.  Drivers transporting dangerous material from the Island must have completed a special training course and successfully obtained a Transportion of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Certificate in accordance with Transport Canada's Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.


A waste manifest must accompany all shipments of hazardous material equal to or greater than 5 litres or 5 kilograms.  The manifest describes the materials that are being transported.  This helps provincial and federal authorities to track the movement of waste, better respond to accidents, and investigate lost materials or illegal dumping.  Individuals or companies that generate hazardous waste are responsible for completing the manifest and for sending a copy of it to the provincial departments of environment in both the province of origin and the destination province.  However, they may ask the company that will be transporting the waste to send copies of the manifest on their behalf.  


Waste Carrier/Generator/Receiver Registration Form

*Printable version of this form [190 KB PDF File]

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