Mobile HHW Unit

Notice: Please note that all County waste facilities are closed to the public at this time in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

In 2018, 899 orange HHW boxes were given out to residents visiting the Mobile HHW Depot.

On July 1, 2016 a new service was added to increase opportunities for County residents to safely 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 is 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.

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 schedule for 2020. 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.

2020 Mobile Depot Schedule

Notice: Please note that all County waste facilities are closed to the public at this time in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

*Please allow for time at the beginning and end of every month to empty, move and set up the depot*

2020 Schedule

Waste  Facility


8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Aberfoyle Waste


6922 Concession 4,

Puslinch Twp.

Wed, Fri, and Sat

January, August

Belwood Waste


8585 Wellington Rd 19,

Centre Wellington Twp.

Wed, Fri, and Sat

March, November

Brucedale Roads


8436 Wellington Rd 124, Guelph/Eramosa Twp.

Tues, Thurs, and Sat


Elora Waste


6549 Gerrie Rd,

Centre Wellington Twp.

Tues, Thurs, and Sat


Erin Roads


9506 Wellington Rd 124,

Town of Erin

Tues, Thurs, and Sat


Harriston Waste


5668 Highway 23,

Town of Minto

Tues, Thurs, and Sat

February, October

Riverstown Waste Facility

7254 Sideroad 5 West,

Wellington North Twp.

Tues, Thurs, and Sat


Rothsay Waste


8495 Wellington Rd 7,

Mapleton Twp.

Wed, Fri, and Sat

April, December

Acceptable hazardous materials
  • Paint and related products sample hazardous materials
    • 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

For more information on other HHW depots:

Permanent Hazardous Waste Depots

© 2020 County of Wellington, 74 Woolwich St. Guelph, Ontario N1H 3T9, T 519.837.2600, TF 1.800.663.0750, F 519.837.1909