Hazardous Waste and Battery Collection

Hazardous Waste and Battery Collection

Hazardous Waste Depot

Use of the Hazardous Waste Depot is Free! 

Bring items in the list below to the Depot at the Waste Disposal Site (see map) and we’ll dispose of them properly and carefully. 

Hours

The Hazardous Waste Depot is open from May 1 to September 29 ONLY, during Waste Disposal Site hours of operation:
Tuesday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – Noon

Hazards will not be accepted during other times of the year!

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Curbside and Condo Battery Collection

During the month of November place single use household batteries inside the designated collection bags and place the bag on top of your blue box for curbside collection.

Condo residents with central collection can place bagged batteries in the designated pail in the central waste area during the month of November.

Battery Recycling Instructions 

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What’s Accepted at The Hazardous Waste Depot?

Residentially generated materials:   

Aerosol Cans
Glues & Adhesives 
Pesticides, Insecticides and Herbicides
Anti-freeze (don’t mix with oil)
Hair Colour 
Pool Chemicals
Ballasts for fluorescent lights 
Hair Spray 
Propane Cylinders
Batteries 
Hydrogen Peroxide 
Scouring Powder
Bleach 
Isopropyl Alcohol 
Solvents
Brake Fluid 
Mildew Remover
Syringes
Cosmetics 
Mothballs
Turpentine
Detergents 
Motor Oil 
Waxes
Disinfectants 
Motor Vehicle Batteries
Mercury Thermostats
Windshield Washer Fluid
Fertilizers 
Oil Filters 
Fire Extinguishers
Nail Polish and Remover 
Gasoline, and other fuels 
Paints 
Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs 
Paint Thinner and Varnish Remover  

What’s NOT Accepted?

For assistance with the material below contact the manufacturer or a hazardous waste contractor.

• Do NOT under any circumstance bring explosives, flares, ammunition, unidentified waste or infectious waste.
• Do NOT deliver industrial or agricultural waste to the Depot.
• Commercial waste is NOT accepted at the Depot.  

Why is Proper Disposal Important?

Eliminating our society’s contribution to the buildup of human made chemicals and compounds is a corner stone to developing a sustainable society and environment.  Through eliminating the use of toxins and delivering unused hazards to the depot we can reduce the amount of toxins entering the natural water, soil and air environments. 

Don’t pour toxins down the drain or into street drains and don’t put hazards into your garbage bag or recycling.  Use of the hazardous waste depot will divert materials from the natural environment and most of the material (97%) is recycled into new products.
 

TIP: 

Start a Hazard Box at home to keep dead batteries and other materials in one location until you have enough for a trip to the Depot!

What is Orange Drop?

Orange Drop is a recycling program that is partially industry-funded and 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 Household Hazardous Waste Depots, participating retail sites and collection events across Ontario. Visit the Orange Drop website for more information.

Contact Us!

Manager of Solid Waste and Environmental Initiatives
519 599-3131 x238
managersolidwaste@thebluemountains.ca
Solid Waste Disposal Site and Hazardous Waste Depot location
788090 Grey Road 13
519 599-6760
 

Hazardous Waste and Battery Collection

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