Household Hazardous Waste and Batteries
Hazardous wastes contain substances that can be harmful to human health and the environment. It is very important that we keep these materials of out the landfill.
Can't make it to an event? Search the Which Bin? tool for more options on where to take stuff for proper recycling and disposal.
Acceptable Materials at Events
Automotive containers, fluids, & batteries
Antifreeze, gasoline & other fuels, used motor oil & filters, automotive batteries and empty containers of automotive fluids
Household chemicals & cleaning products
Aerosols, bleach, paints, pool chemicals, rat poison, solvents
Other household items
Compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, fluorescent tubes, batteries (all types), lighters and lighter fluid, propane cylinders, thermostats containing mercury
Lawn & garden products
Fertilizer, pesticides & herbicides
Pharmaceuticals, expired medications, vitamins, sharps & syringes (in a rigid & sealed container)
All materials should be left in the original container or labelled to allow easy identification of the contents. Unidentified/unknown materials will not be accepted. Please tightly cap all containers.
Radios & audio players (CD/DVD/Cassette/mp3), recorders, turntables, speakers, equalizers, amplifiers
Cameras and camcorders (all types)
Computers and computer parts
Laptops, tablets, monitors, printers, scanners, and peripherals (modems, mice, etc.)
Electrical household items
Lamps, fans, alarm clocks, digital frames, typewriters, hair dryers, straighteners, electric toothbrushes, christmas lights
Power tools, electric hedge trimmers, electric leaf blowers, electric lawn mowers, vacuums
Home entertainment equipment
Televisions (all types), receivers, game consoles and cartridges, video projectors, VHS/DVD players & recorders
Phones and communication devices
Cell phones, smart phones, pagers, telephones, answering machines
Microwaves, toasters, coffee machines, blenders, coffee grinders, shredders
Unacceptable Materials at Events
No waste from industrial, commercial, or institutional sources. Household waste only.
Unidentified/unknown materials will not be accepted.
No garbage or recycling.
Liquid containers must not exceed 20L (5.25gal). Propane tanks must not exceed 13.6kg (30lbs). Drums of material will not be accepted. Please place materials into smaller containers.
Curbside Battery Collection
Twice a year, residents can place single-use, dry cell batteries at the curb for recycling, on their collection day. Residents will receive their battery bag in the mail about two weeks prior to the collection week. If you do not receive a battery bag or would like additional bags, please visit the County Office at 55 Zina Street, Orangeville.
2019 Collection Dates:
March 11-14, 2019
November 4-7, 2019