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Residential Hazardous Waste

​​​Ensure containers are clearly labelled, secured and leak-proof. Never combine products and keep Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) material separate from other materials in your load, as explosive or poisonous chemical reactions may occur.

Acceptable Materials:

  • Paints & stains
  • Oil, transmission and antifreeze fluids
  • Batteries
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Oil filters & containers
  • Fluorescent ​bulbs & tubes
  • Gasoline (containers cannot be returned)
  • Solvents and household cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Pesticides (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides)
  • Fertilizers
  • Propane tanks and cylinders (must be 100lbs or less with the valves intact. Bonnets / collars are required for larger cylinders)​
  • Needles & syringes (containers must be leak-proof containers with tight-fitting, lockable lids, with clear bio-hazard label​)
U​nacceptable Materials:
  • ​Explosives (spent fireworks, flares, ammunition and gun powder)
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors etc.
  • Pharmaceuticals, medications visit healthsteward.ca​ for free disposal options​

For more details, directions to your closest HHW depot or to check the Waste Wizard download the free Simcoe County Collects app: