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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

There is no charge to drop off your household hazardous waste. Make sure materials are transported in labeled and well- sealed containers.

Residential hazardous waste is usually labeled as corrosive, explosive, poison or flammable.


Depot Locations

The City Household Hazardous Waste depots (Fenelon and Lindsay/Ops) are open during regular landfill hours of operation. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is accepted at:

Fenelon Depot - 341 Mark Road

Lindsay Depot - 51 Wilson Road

City HWW depots are for residential users only

Items not accepted at the HHW Depots:

Handle with Care:

  • Always wear gloves when handling household hazardous waste
  • Ensure HHW is clearly labeled, identified, and in original packaging
  • Visit frequently with small loads. For large quantities of HHW waste contact Solid Waste Services (email: ) prior to disposal
  • Ensure liquid HHW waste is less then 15L per item; be prepared to leave your container
  • Ensure all HHW waste is properly sealed and lidded with no visible leaks. Unlabelled or questionable products could be refused
  • Wrap fragile items in newspaper to prevent breaking
  • Avoid exposing household hazardous waste to heat or direct sunlight

Accepted Household Hazardous Waste includes:



Automotive Products: including antifreeze, autobody filter, automobile batteries - lead acid, brake fluid, carburetor cleaner, car wax with solvent, chrome polish, engine degreaser, fuel additives, gasoline (in ULC approved container), oil filters, starter fluids, transmission fluid, used motor oil, and windshield washer fluid.


Household Products: including aerosol products, all-purpose and window cleaners, ammonia, disinfectants, bleach, floor wax strippers, furniture polish and wax, metal cleaners, oven cleaners, rust remover, shoe polish (liquid), spot and stain remover, upholstery and rug cleaners, lighter fluid, muriatic fluid, drain, tub and toilet bowl cleaners, smoke detectors, swimming pool and spa/hot tub chemicals, and fire extinguishers.


Batteries: including single use and rechargeable batteries.

(Note: Drop-off boxes for AAA, AA, C, D, 9V and button batteries only are located at all Municipal Service Centres, local libraries and City Hall. Please tape the end of your 9V batteries to prevent sparks.



Hobby Supplies: including chemistry sets, photography chemicals, and liquid glues.


Empty Tanks and Containers: including kerosene containers, pesticide containers, and pressurized gas tanks.


Paints and Solvents: including acetone, empty containers, latex and oil paints, marine paint, paint thinner and strippers, spray paint, varnish or lacquer, and other solvents.


Mercury-Containing Products: including metal halide lamps, thermometers, thermostats, ultraviolet lamps, and fluorescent tubes and bulbs (CFLs).


Gardening and Pest Control: including fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, chemical fertilizers, flea/tick pet products, rat poison, and wood preservatives.


Personal Care Products: including hair dye, hairspray, hydrogen peroxide, jewelry cleaner, nail polish and remover, perm lotion or solution, and rubbing alcohol.

Accepted_Waste.png Sharps are accepted at the HHW Depots however they must be contained in an approved yellow bin for proper disposal. Ask the Depot staff to provide you with this container to take home with you, free of charge. An alternative method for disposing of your sharps is to drop them off at your local pharmacy. Contact your pharmacy for more details.


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