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 Day

The next Household Hazardous Waste Day is scheduled for September 25, 2021, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at:

  • Blenheim Public Works Garage, 386 Chatham Street South, Blenheim
  • Veolia Environmental Services, 141 Prosperity Way, Chatham 
  • Wallaceburg Public Works Garage, 600 Gillard Street, Wallaceburg


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 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