You can drop off household hazardous waste eight days this year. See below for the 2022 dates.

On a hazardous waste date, please try to get to the depot early as there is usually a long wait with this program being run for most of Grey County, and they can reach capacity before closing time.

Commercial, farming, institutional and industrial material will not be accepted.

Information to have with you for accessing the Household Hazardous Waste Depot site

  • Please bring photo identification to show the attendant. If your photo ID does not prove residency in Meaford, you can bring a tax receipt for proof of property ownership 
  • You are encouraged to print off and fill out a copy of the Hazardous Waste Report Form before arrival. The form can be found at http://www.owensound.ca/wastemanagement.

Safety protocols in place at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Preventative measures have been established for residents and staff to drop-off and receive hazardous waste items in a safe manner.

  • All materials must be in containers and able to be identified
  • Remain in your vehicle, staff will unload the items from your vehicle
  • Face coverings for staff and residents is optional
  • You are encouraged to wash your hands on a regular basis
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home

 

Location: 1900 - 20th Street East, Owen Sound

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2022 Dates:

  • Saturday April 23, 2022
  • Saturday May 14, 2022
  • Saturday June 18, 2022
  • Saturday July 16, 2022
  • Saturday August 20, 2022
  • Saturday September 10, 2022
  • Saturday October 1, 2022
  • Saturday October 15, 2022

What is Accepted

Pharmaceuticals

  • All Drug Formulations
  • Pills
  • Liquids
  • Cough Syrups
  • Cosmetics
  • Nail Polish
  • Inhalers
  • Perfumes
  • Veterinary Drugs

Paint

  • Household Latex Paint
  • Household Oil Paint

Aerosols

  • All sprays, paints, cleaners, polishes, etc.
  • All propane cylinders

Pesticides

  • All herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • 2-4D
  • DDT
  • Black-Leaf 40
  • Sevin 40
  • Diazinon
  • Malathion
  • Pesticide Aerosols ( ex. Raid, Off, etc.)
  • Weed Killers

Oxidizers

  • Fertilizers
  • Plant Food
  • Plant Food
  • Weed and Feed
  • All Nitrates
  • Bleach
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Pool Chorine
  • Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Nitric Acid
  • Pool Chemical Ph Down
  • Pool Chemical Ph Up
  • Pool Shock

Acids

Formulations containing, or pure compounds of:

  • Sulphuric Acid
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Phosphoric Acid (Rust Remover)
  • Oxalic Acid
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Acetic Acid
  • Boric Acid
  • Stop Bath
  • Saniflush
  • CLR
  • Sodium Bisulphate

Automotive/Vehicle Products

  • Motor Oil
  • Gasoline (ONLY TAKE IN CONTAINER YOU DON'T WANT, ALL FUEL WILL STAY IN CONTAINERS IT IS BROUGHT IN)
  • Diesel (ONLY TAKE IN CONTAINER YOU DON'T WANT, ALL FUEL WILL STAY IN CONTAINERS IT IS BROUGHT IN)
  • Anti-Freeze
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Brake Fluid
  • Batteries
  • Adhesives
  • Autobody Filler
  • Autobody Paint
  • Car Polish
  • Car Wax

Caustics

Formulations containing, or pure compounds of:

  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Potassium Hydroxide
  • Sodium Metasilicate
  • Sodium Silicate
  • TSP
  • Lime
  • Ammonia (Wax Stripper)
  • Ammonium Chloride
  • Drano
  • Mr. Muscle
  • Easy Off
  • Lye
  • Photo-chemicals
  • Comat
  • Ajax

Batteries

  • All: Car/ Vehicle, Dry cell household, etc.

Fryer Oil

The HHW Depot accepts up to 5 gallons of fryer oil from residents. This program is not open to businesses.

The following conditions apply:

  • The fryer oil must be liquid and does not include lard or grease.
  • The fryer oil must be in a container that is clearly labelled as fryer or cooking oil.
  • The fryer oil can only be delivered between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm on Household Hazardous Waste Days.
  • The fryer oil must be from a residential source and not a restaurant or commercial enterprise.
  • The City will accept no more than five gallons of fryer oil from any person on any Household Hazardous Waste Day.
  • The City reserves the right to turn away residents once the fryer oil tank is full.

Miscellaneous Organic

Flammable Organic Including:

  • Caulking
  • Cements
  • Glues
  • Driveway Sealers
  • Drywall Compounds
  • Epoxies
  • Floor Paint
  • Industrial Paint
  • Lacquer
  • Liquid Plastic
  • Marine Paint
  • Paint Stripper
  • Resins
  • Rust Paint (Tremclad)
  • Shellac
  • Silicone Compound
  • Solvents
  • Stain
  • Thinners
  • Urethane
  • Varnish

Fluorescent Lights

  • Up to 10 compact Florescent bulbs
  • Up to 4, 4 Foot Florescent Tubes
  • Residential Water Treatment UV Bulbs

What is Not Accepted

  • Materials containing PCB's
  • Infectious wastes including syringes
  • Smoke detectors
  • Explosives
  • Ammunition or flares
  • Unidentified products
  • Empty cans or bottles (empty aerosol cans or paint cans can go into your recycling)
  • Cardboard boxes

phone iconContact Us