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Household Hazardous Waste


Did you know the average household uses 20 to 40 litres of hazardous products each year? 

When in doubt, don't throw it out!

If you are cleaning out your house, garage  or basement, remember to dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner and help keep environmental contaminants out of our landfills and waterways.

Remember the BUD rule:

     Buy only what you need - consider purchasing non-hazardous, natural alternatives instead
     Use it all up - use it up before you start a new bottle or container
     Dispose it properly - hazardous waste does not belong in our water ways or landfill!


Hazardous Materials list
Material Type Symbol Examples
Corrosive Materials Corrosive Symbol Batteries, Drain Openers, Oven Cleaners
Flammable Materials Flammable Symbol Gasoline, Antifreeze, Paint, Oil, Solvents, Propane Tanks

Reactive Materials

Hazardous Reactive Materials Symbol Aerosols, Pool chemicals, Ammonia, Bleach, Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
Toxic Materials Hazardous Toxic Materials Symbol Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Cleaners

2018 Collection Schedule

Visit Bruce County's Household Hazardous and Special Waste Collection page to learn more about 2018 collection dates.

View the 2018 Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule for more information on collection dates in our area.

Walkerton/Hanover Resident Collection Schedule

An additional annual collection is listed for Hanover and Walkerton residents as sponsored by the Walkerton/Hanover Landfill Waste Management Committee. Schedules will be posted here:

The 2018 Walkerton/Hanover Resident Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule dates are being finalized. Once completed, the schedule will be posted to our website.

View the Waste Collection Calendar and search for Hazardous Waste for more information.