Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

New for 2022: Highlands East residents may attend any of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events held in Haliburton County.

October 15, 2022: Minden

7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
S.G. Nesbitt Community Centre located at 55 Parkside Street, Minden

October 22, 2022: Tory Hill

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tory Hill Landfill Site located at 19178 Highway 118 between Wilberforce and Tory Hill

Faraday Public Works Yard

Residents of Highlands East can also attend the following HHW events being held at the Faraday Public Works Yard at 29860 Highway 28 South (across from the intersection of Monck Road and Hwy. 28) from 9:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • Saturday, July 2, 2022
  • Saturday, September 24, 2022

Bring your card

Be sure to bring your landfill disposal card with you to these events. Contact the Environmental Department at 613-339-2442 for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is found in every home and includes batteries, cleaners, paints, motor oil, chemicals, grease, and fluorescent tubes.

If not disposed of safely and properly, HHW can be harmful to people, animals and our local environment. HHW must not be included in your household garbage, recycling or poured down the drain.

What can I bring to Household Hazardous Waste events?

  • Abrasive Powders
  • Ammonia-based Cleaners
  • Chlorine Bleach
  • Disinfectants
  • Floor and Furniture Polish
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Metal Polish
  • Drain Declogger
  • Fuel
  • Brake Fluid
  • Car Wax
  • Motor Oil
  • Propane Tanks
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Fuel (eg. Kerosene)
  • Glues and Cements
  • Paint (Do not mix latex and oil based paints.)
  • Paint Stripper
  • Rust Remover
  • Thinners and Turpentines
  • Wood Preservative
  • Stains and Finishes
  • Batteries
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Mothballs
  • Medicine
  • Used Sharps
  • Light Tubes and Bulbs
  • Bleach
  • Stain Remover

Items that are not accepted include:

  • Fireworks
  • Ammunition
  • PCB Wastes
  • Waste from Small Businesses
  • Helium or Freon

Email us if you have questions or need more information.