Household Hazardous Waste

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.

Proper Disposal

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

Household Hazardous Waste Days

Household Hazardous Waste Days will be held at Veolia Environmental Services located at 141 Prosperity Way near Chatham in the Bloomfield Business Park on:

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 8am to 3pm
  • Monday, September 27, 2021, from 8am to 3pm
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 8am to 3pm
  • Monday, October 4, 2021, from 8am to 3pm

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no drop-off locations in Blenheim and Wallaceburg as advertised in the 2021 Residential Recycling and Waste Collection Guide. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 to find out more! Please call and confirm the acceptance of materials before delivering your item(s).

Drop-Off Sites

​Antifreeze & Antifreeze Containers  

​Car and Single-Use Batteries (lead, acid, rechargeable)

​Cell Phone Recycling

​Cooking Oil

Electronic Waste
Empty Oil Containers 1L or 4L only
Fluorescent Bulbs/Tubes
Oil and Oil Filters
​Paint, Primer and Stain
​Empty Propane Tanks