Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Depot

On July 1, 2016 a new service was added to increase opportunities for County residents to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) materials.

A Mobile HHW Depot has been made available at each of the County's six waste facilities, and two County roads garages for a period of one month before moving on to the next County waste facility or roads garage. The depot has been open during the facility's regular operating hours, with the exception of Riverstown, and the roads garages where it is open three days per week.

With this change in service SWS has made it even easier for all  County of Wellington residents to safely dispose of their HHW materials.

There is no charge to drop off HHW materials; however maximum quantity limits will apply, and you must register with the HHW Technician.

Below is the Mobile HHW Depot schedules for 2017. Please call the office or ask a site attendant if you have any questions or would like specific start and finish dates for any location.

2017 Schedule

Waste   Facility


Hours   of Operation

Operation   Dates

Aberfoyle Waste Facility

6922 Concession 4,

Puslinch Twp.

Wed, Fri, and Sat

8:00am  - 4:00pm

January, August

Belwood Waste Facility

8585 Wellington Rd 19,

Centre Wellington Twp.

Wed, Fri, and Sat

8:00am  - 4:00pm

March, November

Brucedale Roads Garage

8436 Wellington Rd 124, Guelph/Eramosa Twp.

Wed, Fri, and Sat

8:00am  - 4:00pm


Elora Waste Facility

6549 Gerrie Rd,

Centre Wellington Twp.

Tues, Thurs, and Sat

8:00am  - 4:00pm


Erin Roads Garage

9506 Wellington Rd 124,

Town of Erin

Tues, Thurs, and Sat

8:00am  - 4:00pm


Harriston Waste Facility

5668 Highway 23,

Town of Minto

Tues, Thurs, and Sat

8:00am  - 4:00pm

February, October

Riverstown Waste Facility

7254 Sideroad 5 West,

Wellington North Twp.

Tues, Thurs, and Sat

8:00am  - 4:00pm


Rothsay Waste Facility

8495 Wellington Rd 7,

Mapleton Twp.

Wed, Fri, and Sat

8:00am  - 4:00pm

April, December

Acceptable hazardous materialssample hazardous materials

  • Paint and related products 
    • latex and oil-based paints, enamels, lacquers, varathane, epoxies, primer sealers, resins, wood finishes/preservatives, varnishes, paint thinners, paint strippers, water repellents, aerosol spray paints, linseed oil, stains, liquid waxes, plastic model rubbers/cement, hobby solvents, etc.
  • Indoor household products 
    • cleaners, disinfectants, drain openers, metal cleaners, polishes, bleach, acids, stain removers, rust removers, ammonia, wax strippers
    • photographic chemicals, paint removers, nail polishes and nail polish removers, hair colour
    • adhesives and glues
    • flea sprays/powders, air fresheners, lighter fluid, kerosene, lubricating oils, mothballs,  aerosol cans, etc.
  • Household Batteries - button cell, rechargeable, lithium, alkaline, etc.
  • Fluorescent bulbs, tubes and ballasts
  • Mercury thermometers and thermostats
  • Outdoor Household chemicals
    • pool/spa chemicals, fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, driveway sealers, aerosol cans, etc.)
  • Medication - prescription and non-prescription drugs
  • Medical Needles and Syringes medical "sharps" 
  • Automotive Products 
    • antifreeze, motor oil, oil filters, empty motor oil containers, gasoline, brake fluid, transmission fluid, waxes, windshield wiper solution, diesel fuel, etc.
    • Automotive Batteries - including snowmobile, motorcycle, lawnmower, garden tractor, etc.
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Propane Cylinders