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:

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 8am to 1pm
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 8am to 3pm
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 8am to 1pm
  • Tuesday, July 12 ,2022 from 8am to 1pm
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 8am to 1pm
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 8am to 3pm
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 8am to 1pm
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 8am to 1pm


  • Please stay in your vehicle, staff will remove the items from your vehicle
  • Containers will not be emptied or returned
  • A list of acceptable material can found here

Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA)                                                                    

The RPRA is an industry-funded recycling program aimed at keeping hazardous and special waste materials out of Ontario's landfills and waterways.  It allows Ontarians to return designated materials to local Municipal HHW Depots, retail sites and collection events across Ontario.  Visit the RPRA 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