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. Please note that industrial, commercial or institutional waste is not accepted at these residential events.

2024 Events

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

  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November 16

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

Battery disposal

Drop off used batteries (single-use and rechargeable) at a battery recycling location in your area or bring them to an upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Event at Mohawk Street Landfill Site (20 Morrison Rd.) for recycling. 

To view a list of additional battery recycling locations in your area, visit

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.