Hazardous Waste Depot  

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot is closed for the season.  The HHW depot site will reopen in the Spring of 2021.  Thank you to all who participated. 

Tips to reduce household hazardous waste…

Be a wise consumer:

  • If you purchase a hazardous product, buy only the amount you can use.  Avoid larger quantities and bulk purchases if you do not need a lot.

Read labels:

  • Ensure that the product you purchase does what you want it to do before you purchase it.  Once purchased, follow the instructions on the label for safe use, ventilation, and storage.

Avoid aerosols whenever possible:

  • Much of the aerosol product ends up in the air.  Purchase safer alternatives.

Give leftover hazardous products to someone who can use them:

  • Relatives, friends, neighbours, community groups, and charitable organizations may be able to use some of what you no longer need.

Use a non-hazardous alternative:

  • Environmentally friendly and safer alternatives are available for household cleaning, home improvement, and garden care.

*Always safely handle and properly dispose of household hazardous waste*

 

Acceptable Materials

The following items are NOT acceptable:

  • mercury (mercury filled thermometers, thermostats)
  • PCB contaminated waste (fluorescent light ballasts)
  • pathological waste (syringes)
  • pharmaceuticals (prescription or non-prescription drugs for human or veterinary use)
  • oxygen, freon or acetylene gas
  • radioactive waste (smoke detectors)
  • ammunition, explosives or flares
  • asbestos
  • tires 

The Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP) 

The OMRP offers a return program for all expired or unused medications.  To ensure safe and proper disposal, medications may be dropped off at your local pharmacy, including Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall.

Electronic Waste Depots

Mississippi Veterinary Services -2809 HWY 29 in Pakenham

Monday to Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am -3 pm
Sunday 10 am - 3 pm

Staples - 555 McNeely Avenue in Carleton Place

Monday to Wednesday 9 am - 7 pm
Thursday & Friday 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm 
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Please visit the Electronic Waste Disposal Sites for electronics recycling in Ontario.