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What is Household Hazardous Waste?What is Household Hazardous Waste?<p>​Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is found in every home and includes batteries, cleaners, paints, motor oil, chemicals, grease, CFLs, and fluorescent tubes.</p><p>HHW products if not disposed of properly can be harmful to people, animals and the environment. HHW must not be included in your curbside garbage, recycling bin or down the drain.<span></span></p><p>Knowing which products are hazardous can help you protect yourself and others. Look for these symbols to identify hazardous products.<br><br><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Dangerous chemicals" src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/hhw.png" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p><br> </p><p><br> </p><ul><li>Flammable: May catch fire; keep away from open spark/flame</li><li>Toxic/Poison: Can be lethal if swallowed or inhaled</li><li>Explosive: May explode and produce deadly vapours</li><li>Corrosive: Can cause burn to your skin and eyes</li></ul><p> </p>
Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste GuideDisposing of Household Hazardous Waste Guide<h4>For safe and easy transport</h4><p>When preparing your household hazardous waste for safe and easy transport, please keep in mind the following:</p><ul><li>All materials should be left in the original container<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Picture of household hazardous waste" src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/HHWOro3.jpg" style="margin:10px 5px;" /> for easy identification</li><li>Do not mix products together</li><li>Wastes should be sealed and labelled</li><li>Collect household batteries in a small bag, plastic container or coffee can. If you have 9-Volt batteries please cover the terminals with electrical tape prior to storage and store them in a cool, dry location and away from flammable material</li><li>Needles must be placed in a biohazard container before disposal at one of the County HHW locations. Biohazard containers can be picked up at all HHW depots prior to drop-off</li><li>Gas cans cannot be returned</li></ul><h4>Drop-off Procedure</h4><ul><li>Upon arrival to the waste management facility, proceed to the scale house and advice the clerk you have HHW material, please remain in your vehicle at all times</li><li> Follow the signs to the HHW depot and drive to the HHW unloading area</li><li> Walk your material to collection table and wait for assistance, you must check-in with the attendant for them to receive the materials</li><li>Please sign the HHW material sheet and drive back to the scale house if you have not already checked out</li><li>For commercial household hazardous waste different <a title="HHW disposal" href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/hazardous.aspx">rules apply</a></li></ul>

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) can only be dropped off at the following County of Simcoe waste management facilities:

 

 

Site 10 Nottawasaga LandfillSite 10 Nottawasaga Landfill<p><strong>​Address:</strong> <br>5715 County Road 64<br>Clearview, Ontario<br>L0M 1S0</p><p><strong>Phone: </strong><br>705-735-6901 (Customer Service)</p><p><strong>Hours of Operation: </strong><br>Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm<br>Saturday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm<br><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/notices.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Holiday Hours</font></a> </p><p><strong>Directions: </strong><br><a href="http://maps.simcoe.ca/Public/?THEME=solidwaste&MODE=theme&LANDFILL=10" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Nottawasaga landfill map" src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/locations/site10landfill.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:200px;" /></a>Take Hwy 26 approximately 3 km north of Stayner to 30/31 Sideroad.  Turn right (east) on 30/31 Sideroad (County Road 64). <a title="Click for interactive map" href="https://maps.simcoe.ca/public/?LANDFILL=10" target="_blank">Click for interactive map</a>.</p><p><strong>Accepted Divertible Materials at Facility:</strong></p><ul><li>Textiles - FREE</li><li>Household hazardous waste - FREE</li><li>Blue box recyclables - FREE</li><li>Residential organics - FREE</li><li>Leaf and yard waste - FREE</li><li>Waste electronics - FREE</li><li>Scrap metal - FREE</li><li>Brush - FREE</li><li>Tires - FREE</li><li>Drywall</li><li>Asphalt shingles</li><li>Wood waste</li><li>Mattresses and box springs</li></ul><p><strong>Method of Payment: </strong><br>Cash, Interac, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Please note that weigh scales are used at this facility.<br><br></p>
Site 11 Oro LandfillSite 11 Oro Landfill<p><strong>Address:</strong> <br>610 Old Barrie Road West<br>Township of Oro-Medonte, Ontario<br>L0L 2E0</p><p><strong>Phone: </strong><br>705-735-6901 (Customer Service)</p><p><strong>Hours of Operation:  </strong><br>Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm<br>Saturday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm <br><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/notices.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Holiday Hours</font></a></p><p><strong>Directions: </strong> <br><a href="http://maps.simcoe.ca/Public/?THEME=solidwaste&MODE=theme&LANDFILL=11" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Oro landfill map" src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/locations/site11landfill.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:199px;" /></a>Located on Old Barrie Road east of Line 5 North (east of Edgar) on the left (north) side of the road.  <a title=" Click for interactive map" href="https://maps.simcoe.ca/public/?LANDFILL=11" target="_blank">Click for interactive map</a>.</p><p><strong>Accepted Divertible Materials at Facility</strong>:</p><ul><li>Textiles - FREE</li><li>Household hazardous waste - FREE</li><li>Leaf and yard waste - FREE</li><li>Waste electronics - FREE</li><li>Blue box recyclables - FREE</li><li>Residential organics - FREE</li><li>Scrap metal - FREE</li><li>Tires - FREE</li><li>Brush - FREE</li><li>Asphalt shingles</li><li>Drywall</li><li>Wood waste</li><li>Mattresses and box springs</li></ul><p><strong>Method of Payment: </strong><br>Cash, Interac, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.  Please note that weigh scales are used at this facility.<br><br></p>
Site 16 Bradford West Gwillimbury Transfer StationSite 16 Bradford West Gwillimbury Transfer Station<p><strong>Address:</strong><br>2960 Line 12<br>Bradford, Ontario<br>L3Z 2M4</p><p><strong>Phone:</strong><br>705-735-6901 (Customer Service)</p><p><strong>Hours of Operation:</strong><br>Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm<br>Saturday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm <br><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/notices.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Holiday Hours</font></a></p><p><strong>Directions: </strong><br><a href="http://maps.simcoe.ca/Public/?THEME=solidwaste&MODE=theme&LANDFILL=16" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Directions to site 16" src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/locations/site16transfer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:199px;" /></a>From Hwy 400 and County Road 89, take County Road 89 east to 10 Sideroad, turn right (south) on 10 Sideroad to Line 12.  Turn left (east) on Line 12, the site is located on the left (north) side of Line 12. <a title="Click for interactive map" href="https://maps.simcoe.ca/public/?LANDFILL=16" target="_blank">Click for interactive map</a>.</p><p><strong>Accepted Divertible Materials at Facility:</strong></p><ul><li>Textiles - FREE</li><li>Household hazardous waste - FREE</li><li>Leaf and yard - FREE</li><li>Waste electronics - FREE</li><li>Blue box recyclables - FREE</li><li>Residential Organics - FREE</li><li>Scrap Metal - FREE</li><li>Tires - FREE</li><li>Brush - FREE</li><li>Asphalt Shingles</li><li>Drywall</li><li>Wood waste</li><li>Mattresses and box springs</li></ul><p><strong>Method of Payment:  </strong><br>Cash, Interac, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.  Please note that weigh scales are used at this facility.<br><br></p>
Site 24 North Simcoe Transfer StationSite 24 North Simcoe Transfer Station<p><strong>Address: </strong><br>1700  Golf Link Road<br>Midland, Ontario<br>L0L 2J0</p><p><strong>Phone:</strong><br>705-735-6901 (Customer Service)</p><p><strong>Hours of Operation: </strong><br>Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm<br>Saturday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm<br><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/notices.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#0066cc">Holiday Hours</font></a></p><p><strong>Directions: </strong><br><a href="http://maps.simcoe.ca/Public/?MODE=theme&THEME=solidwaste" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Directions to site 24" src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/locations/site24transfer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:199px;" /></a>Take County Road 93 north of Midland to Golf Link Road. Turn left (west) on Golf Link Road, site is located on the right (north) side of the road. <a title="Click for interactive map" href="https://maps.simcoe.ca/public/?LANDFILL=24" target="_blank">Click for interactive map</a>.</p><p><strong>Accepted Divertible Materials at Facility:</strong></p><ul><li>Textiles - FREE</li><li>Household hazardous waste - FREE</li><li>Leaf and yard - FREE</li><li>Waste electronics - FREE</li><li>Blue box recyclables - FREE</li><li>Residential Organics - FREE</li><li>Scrap Metal - FREE</li><li>Tires - FREE</li><li>Brush - FREE</li><li>Asphalt Shingles</li><li>Drywall</li><li>Wood waste</li><li>Mattresses and box springs</li></ul><p><strong>Method of Payment: </strong><br>Cash, Interac, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.  Please note that weigh scales are used at this facility.<br><br></p>

To determine acceptable and unacceptable hazardous materials, please check: Where do things go?

Disclaimer:

The County of Simcoe reserves the right to limit items and quantities. Materials must be delivered in containers that can be left behind. If products are not in their original container, please label to identify the material type.

Commercial Hazardous Waste

The Oro Landfill HHW facility is licensed to accept materials from Small Quantity Generators (SQG) that meet the specified criteria outlined by the MOE. SQG's are commercial or institutional establishments that generate less than 100 kg of MHSW in a month.

The waste generated by a SQG must be registered through HWIN of the Registration Report. To qualify as an SQG the amount of all hazardous materials must be less than 100 kg in a month.

The MHSW cannot be bulked prior to bringing to the facility and no individual containers can weigh more than 250 kg. SQG waste must be shipped in sealed container. A certificate label must be affixed to the containers SQG must be transported by an approved MHSW system, the container must not be broken or leaking.

The lab packs must be labelled with the worst HW that is contained inside, lab packs must be segregated. For more information please call 705-795-3003 to speak with our Household Hazardous Waste Lead Hand, or send us an email.
  
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Generator Registration Report