Municipal Hazardous Waste
Municipal Hazardous Waste are materials that can be hazardous to people and the environment, if not disposed of properly.
Our landfills, storm drains and sewage treatment plants are not designed to treat chemical wastes.
Common Municipal Hazardous Wastes
Some household items include Aerosol cans, Aluminum cleaners, Ammonia based cleaners, Drain cleaners, Furniture polish, Oven cleaners, Insect sprays, Disinfectants, Nail polish, Toilet bowl cleaner, Tub & tile cleaners, Mercury thermometers, Automatic transmission fluid, Battery acid, Brake fluid, Diesel fuel, Motor oil, Fuel oil, Antifreeze, Gasoline, Gas/Oil mixtures, Paint, Paint stripper, Turpentine, Varnish, Wood preservative Rust remover, etc.
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 MHSW Depots, retail sites and collection events across Ontario. Visit the Orange Drop website to find out more!