You can drop off household hazardous waste 8 days per year. All materials must be in containers/able to be identified. Please bring photo identification to show the attendant. Please ensure you bring a tax receipt for proof of property ownership if your photo ID does not prove residency in Meaford.

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

Location: 1900 - 20th Street East, Owen Sound

Hours of Operation: 9:00am to 2:00pm

2019 Dates:

  • Saturday April 13, 2019
  • Saturday May 4, 2019
  • Saturday June 1, 2019
  • Saturday July 6, 2019
  • Saturday August 10, 2019
  • Saturday September 7, 2019
  • Saturday October 5, 2019
  • Saturday October 19, 2019

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
  • Diesel
  • 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

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