Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Examples of hazardous products
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Location: 112 Patton St.

Residents are requested to deliver waste quantities of no greater than 60 liters of waste at any one time. Greater quantities can be rejected at the discretion of staff.

The City accepts only small quantities of household type material from businesses.

For further information please contact the Wasteline at 705-4874-0400 ext.2333.

What is Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are commercial products found in every home.  In fact, the average home uses between 10-40 kg of hazardous products each year.

How do these chemicals get into our environment?

These chemicals are used in simple applications and seep into the ground.  For example:

  • Lawn care and gardens
  • Waste from garbage cans and landfills
  • Runoff from sprinklers and hoses into storm drains and sewers.
  • Flushed down toilets and sinks

It doesn't matter how...sooner or later they'll end up in our environment.

Residents should take their HHW products to the HAZARDOUS WASTE DEPOT, FREE OF CHARGE.

Tips for Safe Use of Hazardous Products

If you must use hazardous products, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Buy only what you need and give away what you do not use
  • Share seldom used products.
  • Buy alternative products that are less hazardous.
  • Never mix products together.
  • Use only recommended amounts (more is not better).
  • Choose products with child-resistant caps.
  • Safely store all hazardous materials out of reach of children and pets.
  • Use products in a well ventilated area.
  • Never pour HHW in the storm sewer or into the ground - it leads to Lake Nipissing and ground water


Paint Re-Use Program

Household Hazardous Waste Depot Paint Reuse Program

The Paint Re-Use Program is a waste reduction - re-use program located at the HHW Depot.  Good quality household products can be picked up by residents free of charge.  This includes products such as paint, stains, and varnishes.

Alternatives to Household Hazardous Waste

5 basic ingredients for alternative household products:

  • Baking Soda is inexpensive to buy, and it cleans, deodorizes and softens water.
  • Pure Soap biodegrades (decomposes naturally) safely and completely.
  • White Vinegar helps remove grease and grime and deodorizes as well.
  • Borax cleans, disinfects and also helps to soften water.
  • Washing Soda cuts grease, disinfects and removes stains.

Preparing HHW For Safe & Easy Transport

  • All materials should be left in the original container to allow easy identification of the contents.
  • Wastes should be sealed, labeled and not mixed.
  • Bring all hazardous waste in a cardboard box or rigid container.
  • Collect household batteries in a small bag, plastic container or coffee can.

How to Safely Transport and Depose of Your Biomedical Waste (Needles)

Safe Disposal Container for Biomedical Waste and Needles
  • Put all Needles/Biomedical Waste into a rigid container.
  • Screw on the lid and tape the lid securely onto the container.
  • Write, "SHARPS," in big block letters on the container.
  • Bring your container to the HHW depot.

Examples of Household Hazardous Waste that should be taken to the HHW Depot

Aerosol cans Antifreeze Asphalt tar Automatic transmission fluid
Batteries/Battery acid Brake fluid Bug & tar removers Car wax & polish
Degreasers Disinfectant Drain cleaner Dye
Engine flushes Flea collars Floor Strippers & Polishes Fungicide
Furniture Strippers & Polishes Gasoline Glues Grease
Heating oil Herbicides Household cleansers Insecticides
Jewelry cleaner Kerosene Laundry stain remover Lighter fluid
Lubes Lye or caustic soda Metal polish Mothballs
Motor oil & waste oils Nail polish Oil filters Oven cleaner
Paint Paint & brush cleaner Paint & lacquer thinners Paint & varnish removers
Pesticides Photo chemicals Poisons Propane tanks (big & small)
Radiator flushes Rock salt Roofing tar Rust-proofers
Solvents Spot remover/Cleaning fluid Stain Swimming pool chlorine
Syringe Turpentine Varnish Wood Preservative

Recycling Blue Boxes are $5.00 each at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot.

If your Blue Box is cracked or broken, you can bring it to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot and purchase a new one.

Now Accepting

Not accepted at the HHW Depot

  • PCB's
  • Pathological Waste
  • Explosives
  • Unidentified Products
  • Radioactive Waste

Link to Household Hazardous Waste Gallery (Virtual Tour)

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Orange Drop

Orange Drop Orange Drop is an industry-funded recycling program 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 HHW Depots, retail sites and collection events across Ontario. Visit the Orange Drop website.


The Waste Line
General Inquiries
(705) 474-0400 x2333