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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

  HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS & SPECIAL WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS

Location Date Time
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
  • Divert
  • 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?” andHHSW Frequently Asked Questions