Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event Days

There are seven HHW event days each year, one in each municipality.

Wellington County residents (excludes the City of Guelph) can take HHW materials to any event day at no charge. HHW event days are held on Saturdays and run from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

 2015 Event Days


 May 2

 Erin Centre 2000

14 Boland Drive, Erin 

 June 6

PMD Arena

68 Main Street West, Drayton 

 July 11

Grand River Raceway

7445 Wellington Road 21, Elora 

 July 25

Wellington County Brucedale Roads Garage

8436 Wellington Road 124, Brucedale

 August 8

Minto Municipal Office

5941 Highway 89, Harriston 

 September 12

Wellington County Aberfoyle Roads Garage

7396 Wellington Road 34, Aberfoyle 

 October 24

Liquidation King

480 Smith Street, Arthur

 NEW!  Waste electronics will also be accepted at this event day!

Acceptable hazardous materials sample 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

General Information

    • containers may not exceed 25 litres - no drums or barrels

      • empty oil containers will be accepted for recycling
    • dry empty containers (except pressurized containers), incandescent light bulbs, and paint brushes/trays/etc., are not considered household hazardous waste

      • dispose of these items with your regular garbage or recyclables, as appropriate
    • hazardous wastes from the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) and Agricultural sectors cannot be accepted

      • if you live on a farm, only the HHW materials generated from the household can be accepted
      • for information on proper Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) disposal requirements, contact the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) at or 1-800-565-4923, or MOECC licensed hazardous waste carriers/haulers (listed in telephone books under headings such as Liquid Waste Removal and Waste Management)
    • more options on disposal locations are available on the Make The  Drop and Health Steward websites.