Household Hazardous Waste Collection
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS & SPECIAL WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS
|Southampton – Southampton Works Yard, 429 Peel St.||May 6||8am - 1pm|
|Kincardine – Kincardine Public Works Yard, 140 Valentine Ave.||May 13||8am - 1pm|
|Walkerton – Bruce County Highways Garage, 94 Bruce Road 2||May 27||8am - 1pm|
|Lion's Head – Eastnor Landfill Site, 1252 West Road||June 10||8am - 11am|
|Wiarton – South Bruce Peninsula Works Garage, 441048 Elm St.||June 10||1pm - 3:30pm|
|Wiarton – South Bruce Peninsula Works Garage, 441048 Elm St.||July 15||8am - 11am|
|Tobermory – St. Edmund’s Landfill Site, 71 McArthur Road||July 15||1pm - 3pm|
|Teeswater – South Bruce Municipal Office, 21 Gordon St. E||July 22||8am - 11am|
|Kincardine – Kincardine Public Works Yard, 140 Valentine Ave.||July 22||1pm - 4pm|
|Paisley – Bruce County Highways Garage, 242 Canrobert St.||August 12||8am - 11am|
|Southampton – Southampton Works Yard, 429 Peel St.||August 12||1pm - 4pm|
|Sauble Beach – Amabel Works Yard, 413 Municipal Road||August 19||8am - 11am|
|Lion's Head – Eastnor Landfill Site, 1252 West Road||August 19||1pm - 3:30pm|
|Lucknow – Bruce County Highways Garage, 545 Ludgard St.||September 9||8am - 11am|
|Walkerton – Bruce County Highways Garage, 94 Bruce Road 2||September 9||1pm - 4pm|
|Southampton – Southampton Works Yard, 429 Peel St.||October 21||9am - 12pm|
What is Household Hazardous & Special Waste?
Household Hazardous and Special Waste (HHSW) materials are substances which may be harmful to people, animals and the environment if disposed of improperly. HHSW materials are not to be placed in the garbage or poured down the drain.
Household hazardous and special waste (HHSW) is found in every home and includes fluorescent lights, batteries, cleaners, paints and solvents, motor oil, and chemicals.
Please see “Accepted Household Hazardous and Special Waste Materials” for a complete list of materials.
The average home uses 20-40 litres of hazardous products each year. Knowing which products are hazardous can help you protect yourself, your family and the environment. Look for these symbols to identify hazardous products so that they can be used, stored and disposed of properly.
Corrosive: Can cause burn to your skin and eyes
Toxic: Can be lethal of swallowed or inhaled
Reactive: May explode and produce deadly vapours
Flammable: May catch fire; keep away from open spark/flame
Commercial, Agricultural, Industrial Wastes, PCB’s Infectious or Radioactive wastes and Containers with a volume of greater than 30 litres are NOT accepted at the Bruce County Collection Events.
How do I dispose of Household Hazardous & Special Waste?
Each year the Bruce County Highways Department organizes events throughout the County for the collection of Household Hazardous and Special Waste materials from residents.
Please see the 2017 HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION SCHEDULE for event details.
The Bruce County Highways Department partners with Stewardship Ontario to provide residents with the Household Hazardous and Special Waste Program (also known as the Orange Drop program). For more information about the Orange Drop program please visit www.makethedrop.ca
Things to Remember:
- Buy only what you need
- Use it all up
- Safely dispose of the rest
For more information regarding the recycling and disposal of hazardous waste please see “Is Your Hazardous Waste Going to the Right Place?” and“HHSW Frequently Asked Questions”