Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Events give you a way to safely discard Household Hazardous Wastes (HHWs) if you live in the City of Brantford. 

2023 Events

Dispose of your HHWs at the Mohawk Street Landfill Site from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 18

Please note that these dates are subject to change.

Household Hazardous Waste Days

Do not throw out HHWs with your regular garbage or pour them down the drain. HHWs can result in environmental damage and create a health hazard if you don’t dispose of them properly.

Accepted items

During one of our Household Hazardous Waste Days you can discard unwanted items, such as:

  • adhesives and polishes
  • aerosols
  • batteries (automotive and household)
  • bug sprays, pesticides
  • driveway sealers
  • household cleaners
  • lawn care products
  • oil filters
  • oils, antifreeze, fuels
    • Motor or cooking oil (Limit of 20 litres per vehicle, per event day)
  • paints, paint cleaners
  • pharmaceuticals
  • poisons
  • pool chemicals
  • propane tanks
    • Pressurized tanks including barbecue tanks are limited to the 20-litre size
  • syringes, needles and sharps (properly contained in a rigid walled container with lid)
  • wood preservatives

Fluorescent and compact fluorescent tubes

You can bring fluorescent tubes (including compact fluorescent bulbs) in a cardboard box or wrap them in newspaper. Do not tape tubes and/or bulbs together. There is a limit of 10 tubes/bulbs per vehicle, per event day.
Unaccepted items
  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Biomedical Waste
  • Explosives
  • Toner/Ink Cartridges
  • Radioactive Waste
We do not accept industrial, commercial or institutional waste.

Orange Drop Program

The Orange Drop Program allows you to return certain materials to local Municipal HHW Depots, retail sites and collection events across Ontario.