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Simcoe County > Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is found in every home. If not disposed of properly, these items can be harmful to people, animals and the environment. HHW must not be placed​ in your curbside garbage, recycling bin or down the drain. Click here​ for Waste Facility tips and drop-off procedure.​​​

 

 

Residential Hazardous WasteResidential Hazardous Waste<p><span style="font-size:1em;">​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.</span><br></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;"><strong>Acceptable Materials:</strong></span></span></p><ul><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Paints & stains</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Oil, transmission and antifreeze fluids</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Batteries</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Fire Extinguishers</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Oil filters & containers</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Fluorescent ​bulbs & tubes</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Gasoline (containers cannot be returned)</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Solvents and household cleaners</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Pool chemicals</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Mercury thermostats</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Pesticides (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides)</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Fertilizers</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Propane tanks and cylinders (max 100lbs)</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size:1em;color:#339933;"><span style="color:#339933;">Needles & syringes (containers must be leak-proof containers with tight-fitting, lockable lids, with clear bio-hazard label​)</span></span></li></ul><div><font style="color:#ff0000;"><strong style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">U​nacceptable Materials:</span></strong></font></div><div><ul><li><font style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">​Explosives (spent fireworks, flares, ammunition and gun powder)<br style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></span></font></li><li><font style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors etc.</span></span></font></li><li><font color="#ff0000">Pharmaceuticals, medications<a href="https://healthsteward.ca/"> visit healthsteward.ca​</a> for free disposal options​</font></li></ul></div><p>For more details, directions to your closest HHW depot or to check the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=a41fbfa1-82ca-4939-9932-d97b8d6ad3e9&TermSetId=fb933945-005d-43ad-bb62-b84ef1fa9284&TermId=558cdd0c-b9cf-4e82-bbf5-014b39b28a7d">Waste Wizard</a> download the free Simcoe County Collects app:<br></p><p>​<a title="Download on the app store " href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1460808130" target="_blank" style="color:#000000;"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/NEW%20APP%20LOGO.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:134px;height:40px;" /></a>​<strong style="color:#2a9cfe;"><a title="get it on Google play" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.simcoe.recollect.waste" target="_blank" style="color:#000000;"><img src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/google%20play.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:132px;height:39px;" /></a></strong>​​​<span style="font-size:1em;"> </span></p>
Commercial Hazardous Waste Commercial Hazardous Waste <p><span style="font-size:1em;">​The </span><span style="font-size:1em;"><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/site11.aspx">Oro Waste Facility</a> (located at 610 Old Barrie Rd. W, Edgar) and the <a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/site13.aspx">Tosorontio Waste Facility​</a> (located at 6815 Concession Rd. 4, Everett) are licensed to accept materials <strong>(</strong><strong>pre-arranged by appointment only</strong><strong>)</strong> ​from Small Quantity Generators (SQG) that meet the specified criteria outlined by the Min​istry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP).</span><span style="font-size:1em;">​</span><br></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;">​SQG's are commercial or institutional establishments that generate</span><strong style="font-size:1em;"> less</strong><span style="font-size:1em;"> than 100 kg of Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) per month.</span></p><p>The waste generated by ​a SQG <strong>must</strong> be registered through the Hazardous Waste Information Network at <a href="https://www.hwin.ca/hwin/">hwin.ca​</a>. To ensure material is accepted, the following criteria must be met: </p><ol><li><span style="font-size:1em;">​​</span><span style="font-size:1em;">I</span><span style="font-size:1em;">ndividual containers cannot exceed 25 kg, </span></li><li>Do not combine the contents of individual HSP containers​,<br></li><li>C<span style="font-size:1em;">ontainers must be sealed, with no leaks</span></li><li>Lab packs must be labelled with the type of hazardous waste that is contained<br></li><li>A certificate label must be affixed to the containers (see Sample Label below)<br><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Documents/Sample%20Label%20for%20Small%20Quantity%20Generators.docx" style="font-size:1em;">Sample Label</a></li></ol><span style="font-size:1em;">​All SQG waste must be transported by an approved waste management system so an​ Environmental Compliance Approval must be acquired from the Ministry of the Environment. </span><p>​Once all of the above conditions are met and you wish to set up an appointment, ​please contact Service Simcoe at 1-800-263-3199 or service@simcoe.ca<br></p><p><br></p>

Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) can only be dropped off at the following County of Simcoe Waste F​acilities:

 

 

North Simcoe Waste Facility & HHW DepotNorth Simcoe Waste Facility & HHW Depot<table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>​​</strong></span>Open 8:30 am - 4:3​0 pm<br>Monday - Saturday<br>Credit card or debit preferred</td></tr></tbody></table><p>​​When visiting a facility, please physically distance yourself from others and, where applicable, wear a mask. <a href="https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread">Click here​</a>  to access COVID-19 restrictions and public health measures currently in effect in Ontario.<br></p><p><strong>Directions:​ </strong><br><a href="https://opengis.simcoe.ca//?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://opengis.simcoe.ca//?LANDFILL=24" target="_blank">Click for interactive map</a>.</p><p><strong>Accepted Divertible Materials at Facility:​</strong><br></p><ul><li>Clothing (must be reusable)​ - FREE<br></li><li>Household hazardous waste (<a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/hazardous.aspx">click here to see acceptable items​</a>)- FREE</li><li>Leaf and yard - FREE</li><li>Concrete rubble - FREE <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">(1Ft. x 1 Ft. Max. Size)</span></li><li>Waste electronics - FREE</li><li>Blue box recyclables - FREE</li><li>Residential Organics - FREE</li><li>Scrap Metal - FREE</li><li>Tires (max 10) - FREE</li><li>Brush </li><li>Asphalt Shingles</li><li>Drywall</li><li>Wood waste<br></li><li>Mattresses and box springs<br></li></ul><div><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Documents/Schedule%20D%20-%20Solid%20Waste%20Management%20(2022).pdf">Click here for full Rate Schedule​</a><br></div><p><strong>Method of Payment:</strong><br><span style="font-size:1em;">Credit card or debit preferred.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;"><strong>Notice:<br></strong>Waste facilities are complex and very busy facilities with many moving parts. When visiting, please use extreme caution when moving from station to station within our sites and while unloading your vehicle. The County of Simcoe takes great precaution to make all facilities safe, but cannot be responsible for damages to vehicles or personal injury.</span><strong><br></strong></p><p><br> </p>
West Gwillimbury Waste Facility & HHW DepotWest Gwillimbury Waste Facility & HHW Depot​​​<br><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;">​Open 8:30 am - 4:3​0 pm<br>Monday - Saturday<br>C​redit card or debit preferred.<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p>When visiting a facility, please physically distance yourself from others and, where applicable, wear a mask. <a href="https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread">Click here​</a>  to access COVID-19 restrictions and public health measures currently in effect in Ontario.<br></p><p>​​​<strong>Directions: ​</strong><br><a href="https://opengis.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://opengis.simcoe.ca//?LANDFILL=16" target="_blank">Click for interactive map</a>.</p><p><strong>Accepted Divertible Materials at Facility:​</strong><br></p><ul><li>Clothing (reusable)​ - FREE</li><li>Household hazardous waste (<a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/hazardous.aspx">click here for acceptable items​</a>) - FREE</li><li>Leaf and yard - FREE</li><li>Waste electronics - FREE</li><li>Concrete rubble - FREE <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">(1Ft. x 1 Ft. Max. Size)</span></li><li>Blue box recyclables - FREE</li><li>Residential Organics - FREE</li><li>Scrap Metal - FREE</li><li>Tires (max 10) - FREE</li><li>Brush</li><li>Asphalt Shingles</li><li>Drywall</li><li>Wood waste</li><li>Mattresses and box springs<br></li></ul><div><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Documents/Schedule%20D%20-%20Solid%20Waste%20Management%20(2022).pdf">Click here for full Rate Schedule​</a><br></div><p><strong>Method of Payment:  </strong><br>Credit card or debit preferred.</p><p><strong>Notice:<br></strong>Waste facilities are complex and very busy facilities with many moving parts. When visiting, please use extreme caution when moving from station to station within our sites and while unloading your vehicle. The County of Simcoe takes great precaution to make all facilities safe, but cannot be responsible for damages to vehicles or personal injury.<br><br></p>
Tosorontio Waste Facility & HHW DepotTosorontio Waste Facility & HHW Depot<table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;">​​​​Open 8:30 am - 4:3​0 pm <br>Monday - Saturday<br>Credit card or debit preferred.<br></td></tr></tbody></table><p>​​When visiting a facility, please physically distance yourself from others and, where applicable, wear a mask. <a href="https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread">Click here​</a>  to access COVID-19 restrictions and public health measures currently in effect in Ontario.<br></p><p><strong>Directions: </strong><br><a title="Site 13 map" href="https://opengis.simcoe.ca/?THEME=solidwaste&MODE=theme&LANDFILL=13" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Directions to site 13" src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/locations/site13landfill.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:199px;" /></a>From Everett at County Road 5/County Road 13, take County Road 5 west to Concession Road 4, turn right (north) on Concession Road 4.  The site is located on the right (east) side of Concession 4. <a title="Click for interactive map" href="https://opengis.simcoe.ca/?LANDFILL=13" target="_blank">Click for​ interactive map</a>.</p><p><strong>Accepted Divertible Materials at Facility:</strong></p><ul><li>Clothing (must be reusable) - FREE</li><li>Household hazardous waste (<a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/hazardous.aspx">click here for acceptable items​</a>) - FREE</li><li>Leaf and yard waste - FREE</li><li>Waste electronics - FREE</li><li>Concrete rubble - FREE <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">(1Ft. x 1 Ft. Max. Size)</span></li><li>Blue box recyclables - FREE</li><li>Residential organics - FREE</li><li>Scrap metal - FREE</li><li>Tires (max 10) - FREE</li><li>Brush</li><li>Asphalt shingles</li><li>Drywall</li><li>Wood waste</li><li>Mattresses and box springs<br></li></ul><div><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Documents/Schedule%20D%20-%20Solid%20Waste%20Management%20(2022).pdf">Click here for full Rate Schedule​</a><br></div><p><strong>Method of Payment:  </strong><br>Credit card or debit preferred.</p><p><strong>Notice:<br></strong>Waste facilities are complex and very busy facilities with many moving parts. When visiting, please use extreme caution when moving from station to station within our sites and while unloading your vehicle. The County of Simcoe takes great precaution to make all facilities safe, but cannot be responsible for damages to vehicles or personal injury.<br></p>
Oro Waste Facility & HHW DepotOro Waste Facility & HHW Depot<table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">​​​​​​</span>Open 8:30 am - 4:3​0 pm<br>Monday - Saturday<br>Credit card or debit preferred.</td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-size:1em;">​​</span><p><span style="font-size:1em;height:199px;"><span style="font-size:1em;height:199px;"><span style="font-size:1em;height:199px;"><span style="font-size:1em;height:199px;"><span style="font-size:1em;height:199px;"><span style="font-size:1em;height:199px;"><span style="font-size:1em;height:199px;"><span style="font-size:1em;height:199px;"><span style="font-size:1em;height:199px;"><a href="https://opengis.simcoe.ca/?THEME=solidwaste&MODE=theme&LANDFILL=11" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="Oro landfill map" src="/SolidWasteManagement/PublishingImages/locations/site11landfill.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:199px;" /></a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:1em;">When visiting a facility, please physically distance yourself from others and, where applicable, wear a mask. </span><a href="https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread" style="font-size:1em;">Click here​</a><span style="font-size:1em;">  to access COVID-19 restrictions and public health measures currently in effect in Ontario.​</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;"><strong>Directions:</strong><br></span><span style="font-size:1em;">Locat</span><span style="font-size:1em;">ed </span><span style="font-size:1em;">on Old Barrie Road east of Line 5 North (east of Edgar) on the left (north) side of the road.  </span><a title=" Click for interactive map" href="https://opengis.simcoe.ca/public/?LANDFILL=11" target="_blank" style="font-size:1em;">Click​ for interactive map</a><span style="font-size:1em;">.</span></p><p><strong>Accepted Divertible Materials at Facility</strong>:​<br></p><ul><li>Clothing (must be reusable) - FREE</li><li>Household hazardous waste (<a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/hazardous.aspx">click here for acceptable items​</a>) - FREE</li><li>Leaf and yard waste - FREE<br></li><li>Concrete rubble - FREE <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">(1Ft. x 1 Ft. Max. Size)</span></li><li>Waste electronics - FREE</li><li>Blue box recyclables - FREE</li><li>Residential organics - FREE</li><li>Scrap metal - FREE</li><li>Tires (max 10) - FREE</li><li>Brush</li><li>Asphalt shingles</li><li>Drywall</li><li>Wood waste</li><li>Mattresses and box springs<br></li></ul><div><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Documents/Schedule%20D%20-%20Solid%20Waste%20Management%20(2022).pdf">Click here for full Rate Schedule​</a><br></div><p><strong>Method of Payment: </strong><br> Credit card or debit preferred.</p><p><strong>Notice:<br></strong>Waste facilities are complex and very busy facilities with many moving parts. When visiting, please use extreme caution when moving from station to station within our sites and while unloading your vehicle. The County of Simcoe takes great precaution to make all facilities safe, but cannot be responsible for damages to vehicles or personal injury.<br></p>
Nottawasaga Waste Facility & HHW DepotNottawasaga Waste Facility & HHW Depot<table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;display:none;">​</span>Open 8:30 am - 4:30 ​pm<br>Monday - Saturday<br>Credit card or debit preferred.</td></tr></tbody></table><p>​​When visiting a facility, please physically distance yourself from others and, where applicable, wear a mask. <a href="https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread">Click here​</a>  to access COVID-19 restrictions and public health measures currently in effect in Ontario.​<br></p><p><strong>Directi​ons: </strong><br><a href="https://opengis.simcoe.ca/?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://opengis.simcoe.ca/?LANDFILL=10" target="_blank">Click for interactive​ map</a>.</p><p><strong>Accepted Divertible Materials at Facility:</strong></p><ul><li>Clothing (must be reusable) - FREE</li><li>Household hazardous waste (<a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Pages/hazardous.aspx">click here for acceptable items​</a>) - FREE</li><li>Blue box recyclables - FREE</li><li>Residential organics - FREE</li><li>Concrete rubble - FREE <span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">(1Ft. x 1 Ft. Max. Size)</span></li><li>Leaf and yard waste - FREE</li><li>Waste electronics - FREE</li><li>Scrap metal - FREE</li><li>Tires (max 10) - FREE</li><li>Drywall</li><li>Asphalt shingles</li><li>Brush</li><li>Wood waste<br></li><li>Mattresses and box springs<br></li></ul><div><a href="/SolidWasteManagement/Documents/Schedule%20D%20-%20Solid%20Waste%20Management%20(2022).pdf">Click here for full Rate Schedule​</a><br></div><p><strong>Method of Payment: </strong><br>Credit card or debit preferred.</p><p><strong>Notice:<br></strong>Waste facilities are complex and very busy facilities with many moving parts. When visiting, please use extreme caution when moving from station to station within our sites and while unloading your vehicle. The County of Simcoe takes great precaution to make all facilities safe, but cannot be responsible for damages to vehicles or personal injury.<br></p>

Still don't know where things go? Check the Waste Wizard ​for detailed disposal options.

T​he 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. ​