Mobile HHW Unit

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

The Mobile HHW Depot rotates between all six of the County waste facilities and two roads garages. The Mobile HHW Depot is available at each location for a period of one month before moving on to the next location. 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. 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.

2024 Mobile HHW Depot Schedule

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

Waste FacilityAddress8:00 am - 4:00 pmMonth

Aberfoyle Waste Facility

6922 Concession 4,

Puslinch Twp.

Wed, Fri, and Sat


March, November


Belwood Waste Facility

8585 Wellington Rd 19,

Centre Wellington Twp.

Wed, Fri, and Sat




Brucedale Roads Garage

8436 Wellington Rd 124, Guelph/Eramosa Twp.

Tues, Thurs, and Sat




Elora Waste Facility

6549 Gerrie Rd,

Centre Wellington Twp.

Tues, Thurs, and Sat


January, October


Erin Roads Garage

9506 Wellington Rd 124,

Town of Erin

Tues, Thurs, and Sat




Harriston Waste Facility

5668 Highway 23,

Town of Minto

Tues, Thurs, and Sat


April, December


Riverstown Waste Facility

7254 Sideroad 5 West,

Wellington North Twp.

Tues, Thurs, and Sat


February, August


 Rothsay Waste Facility  

8495 Wellington Rd 7,

Mapleton Twp.

 Wed, Fri, and Sat June

Acceptable household 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 (in certified containers, which will be forfeited at the site), 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:

Select Materials HHW Depots

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