Household Hazardous Waste Day
Our homes are filled with municipal hazardous waste or special waste (MHSW) materials that need extra care when they’ve reached the end of their useful lives – things like paints, solvents and batteries.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Waste Connections of Canada and the Ridge Landfill hold a Household Hazardous Waste Day each year for residents. See the downloads on the right for more details regarding this event.
Throwing these chemicals in the garbage or pouring them down the drain can be dangerous to our families and our environment. That’s why we encourage everyone to follow the "Bud" rule:
- Buy only what you need
- Use it all up
- Drop off the rest at a local drop off site to be recycled, reprocessed or safely disposed of
Make The 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 at www.makethedrop.ca to find out more!
Please call and confirm acceptance of materials before delivering your item(s).
The table below shows the available options for properly disposing of various hazardous household waste materials:
Antifreeze & Antifreeze Containers
Car and Single-Use Batteries (lead, acid, rechargeable)
Cell Phone Recycling
Staples, 595 Grand Ave. W.,Chatham phone
Chatham-Kent Recycling in Merlin 6584 Middle Line - phone
Habitat for Humanity, 566 Riverview Drive, Chatham; phone #
Future Shop, 802 St Clair St., Chatham; Phone #
Goodwill, 255 Grand Ave West., Chatham; Phone #
Goodwill, 1416 Dufferin Ave., Wallaceburg; Phone #
HVP Services, 125 Keil Drive South, Chatham; Phone #
Ritchie Recycling, 9430 McNaughton Line, Chatham; Phone #
Chatham-Kent Transfer Stations
Empty Oil Containers
1L or 4L only
- Household Hazardous Waste Day
- Deliver to Western Equipment, 97 St. Clair St., Chatham for nominal fee
- Dispose of in household garbage
Oil and Oil Filters
Paint, Primer and Stain
- Rona Cashway, 85 Colborne St., Chatham & 860 Murray St., Wallaceburg
|Empty Propane Tanks|
- Canadian Tire, 575 Grand Ave. West, Chatham; Phone # 519.352.8320