Common Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Items

  • Batteries (household, rechargeable, automotive);
  • Energy efficient bulbs, fluorescent tubes/bulbs;
  • Fuels, antifreeze, brake fluid;
  • Hair dye, nail polish, nail polish remover;
  • Household cleaners, such as bleach, oven cleaners, drain cleaners;
  • Paints, varnish, solvents, caulking, glue;
  • Pharmaceuticals;
  • Propane tanks/cylinders;
  • Syringes (place in a rigid, puncture resistant container);
  • Thermostats containing mercury;
  • Used motor oil and filters.

Disposal Instructions

Do not put hazardous materials in the garbage, down a drain, or on the ground. Please take them to one of York Region's ​Household Hazardous Waste D​epots following these safety requirements:

  • Keep materials in their original containers or ensure that the contents are clearly labelled;
  • Do not mix different types of paint or products together;
  • No ammunition, PCBs, asbestos, radioactive wastes or explosives will be accepted (other than aerosols and propane cylinders);
  • Tightly cap all containers.

Please call 1-877-464-9675 for more information about Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

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