Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Equipment Recycling
Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW)
Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are items that pose a health hazard if not disposed of properly. These wastes should not be thrown away with your regular garbage or poured down the drain where they could result in environmental damage. HHW days provide residents with an opportunity to dispose of these wastes properly, as well as electronics and tires.
Household Hazardous Waste Event Days 2013
- April 13
- May 11
- June 8
- July 13
- August 10
- September 14
- October 19
- November 16
Household Hazardous Wastes can be disposed of at the Mohawk Street Landfill Site from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Household Hazardous Wastes
- household cleaners
- fluorescent lamps
- paints and paint cleaners
- wood preservatives
- driveway sealers
- adhesives & polishes
- bug sprays and pesticides
- pool chemicals
- oils and oil filters
- batteries (automotive & household)
- lawn care products
- propane tanks
- syringes/needles/sharps that are properly contained in a rigid walled container with lid
Fluorescent/Compact Fluorescent Tubes: Bring fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs to Household Waste Events, in a cardboard box or wrap them in newspaper. Do not tape tubes or bulbs together. Limit of 10 tubes/bulbs per vehicle, per event day.
Electronic Equipment: Bring your old, used electronic equipment to the Household Hazardous Waste days for recycling.
Acceptable items include: computers, monitors and related components, televisions, telephones, electronic calculators, photocopiers, fax machines, VCR's, and digital cameras.
Unacceptable items include: air conditioners & dehumidifiers, power tools, white goods (stoves, fridges, washers, etc.) electric motors, small household appliances (toasters, kettles, microwaves, etc.), typewriters
BRING US YOUR TIRES! All tires, on or off the rim, are now accepted.
We Cannot Accept: Industrial, Commercial or Institutional Waste.
Require Additional Information?
Contact: Environmental Services at 519-759-1350.
Orange Drop Recycling Program
Orange Drop is an industry-funded recycling program aimed at keeping hazardous and special waste materials out of Ontario's landfills and waterways. The Orange Drop Program allows Ontarians to return designated materials to local Municipal HHW Depots, retail sites and collection events across Ontario. Click to visit the Orange Drop Website