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Household Hazardous Waste

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Promoting environmental stewardship, especially in todays "Green" society is appreciated by all who are willing to abide by the regulations mandated by federal, provincial and local municipalities.

 Our Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2491 Keeley Rd , across from our Public Works yard, has been up and running for just over 6 years now and we are proud to see the response from our residents. Since building our Depot in 2011, we have successfully diverted over 364 tonnes of hazardous materials from our landfills!

WE are now on Winter Hours at the Depot which are the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 3 pm to 7 pm. The following are the Winter dates:

November 9th & 23rd

December 14th  (Closed during the Holiday Break)

January 11th & 25th

February 8th & 22nd

March 8th & 22nd

April 12th & 26th

 

Household Hazardous Waste

We'll take everything from paint to propane cyclinders to pool chemicals to empty aerosol cans. Check the list!

Hard Plastic-No longer accepted

We are actively looking for a company to process our hard plastics but have not found one as yet therefore we are unable to take any hard plastics at our HHW depot. These products may be taken to either Loughborough WDS or Portland WDS

Electronics

When the electronics you use at home, at the office, school or on the go are no longer needed, drop them off and help ensure safe and responsible recycling or re-use.

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO CLEAR YOUR COMPUTERS, CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONICS OF ALL CONFIDENTIAL OR PERSONAL INFORMATION, REFER TO THE OWNERS MANUAL FOR INSTRUCTIONS

For more information, go to http://www.recycleyourelectronics.ca/

Paints

Paints, laquers and even their cans sometimes contain harmful elements. Mercury and lead are the most common culprits. this is typically the case for paints that were made before the 1990's. On top of containing hazardous materials, paint cans are highly flammable and when ignited release airborne toxins. leftover paint, staining oils or varnishes can be brought to the HHW facility. This includes all aerosol cans.

Motor Oils

Oils that are used in vehicles and industrial equipment are generally considered to be hazardous. Disposing motor oil through storm sewers, in road culverts, in lakes and rivers or on top of open ground is prohibited. To properly dispose of used motor oil, put it in a clean plastic container with a tight lid. do not mix it with anything else that will make it unsuitable for recycling. Bring all your used oil as well as oil filters to our HHW facility.

Fuels

Petroleum and gasoline are highly flammable and, for that reason alone, they are banned at all landfills. Unusable fuel can be disposed of at our HHW facility.

Batteries

The chemicals, metals and corrosive materials in batteries can pose a serious threat. This is particularly true for car batteries which have a lead-acid composition. Lead, along with other heavy metals, has to be disposed of in accordance to federal, provincial and municipal regulations. Old car batteries can be recycled by retailers who will offer you a discount when you hand over your old one and purchase a new one. We also accept all forms of smaller batteries so bag them up and bring them over.

Fertilizers/Pesticides

We accept all fertilizers and pesticides both liquid or solid. Please, never dispose of these products down the drain or near any open water.

Bale Wrap

Again, with the changing markets, we are now only allowed to take bale wrap and boat wrap. Tarps and heavier items that were once allowed are no longer as they are made of a different composition of materials that are no longer accepted by  our processor.

Medical Sharps

Pharmaceuticals/medications/prescription drugs and medical sharps are household hazardous waste and should not be placed in household garbage. The Health Products Stewardship Association operates programs locally through participating pharmacies to collect these products. Visit your local pharmacy to return these products.

 

For other items, review the list of acceptable hazardous waste and e-waste material found here

There is no charge for residents of South Frontenac to drop off acceptable items at the HHW Depot