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2023 Household Hazardous Waste and Waste Electronic Events

Some household waste can be dangerous for residents and the environment if not disposed of properly. They are capable of polluting water sources and releasing harmful chemicals into the air. Haldimand County hosts four Household Hazardous Waste and Waste Electronic Events throughout the year. Hazardous waste that isn’t accepted in the garbage collection program and end-of-life electronics can be dropped off at these events.

The events run from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the following locations:

  • April 29 – Cayuga Secondary School
  • June 10 – McKinnon Park Secondary School, Caledonia
  • September 16 – Dunnville Roads Yard
  • October 14 – Hagersville Secondary School

Waste accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Events include paint products, automotive-type fluids, pressurized containers, batteries, and medications. Electronics accepted at the drop-off events include computers, monitors, home office equipment, television and video equipment, as well as cellphones and cellphone batteries.

Items that are not accepted include non-propane gas cylinders of any type, medical sharps, mercury, and pool oxidizers (e.g. chlorine pucks).

Residents can use the “What Goes Where” search tool to learn more about what can be disposed of using the regular garbage collection program and what must be dropped off at one of the Household Hazardous Waste Events. They can also visit the Recycle My Electronics website for a list of acceptable electronic waste.

Please direct any inquiries about hazardous waste disposal to Solid Waste Operations at

Haldimand County announces year-round leaf and yard waste drop-off and 2022 electronic and household hazardous waste event dates

Residents of Haldimand County can now drop off leaf and yard waste at the Canborough Waste Management Facility (CWMF) year round, free of charge. Curbside pickup of leaf and yard waste will continue in urban areas as scheduled. Acceptable leaf and yard waste includes:

  • Brush, branches (bundled in bunches less than 1.2m x 0.75m of branches 7cm in diameter or less)
  • Flowers, plants, leaves, pine cones/needles, black walnuts, straw, corn stalks, pumpkins
  • Trimmings: bushes, hedges, plants, trees, weeds

The County has also announced its hazardous waste drop-off dates for 2022. Residents wishing to get rid of hazardous materials and electronic equipment that aren’t appropriate for regular garbage collection may do so at any of the four events throughout the year. All events run from 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

April 30 – Cayuga Secondary School, 70 Brant County Hwy 54, Cayuga
June 11 – McKinnon Park Secondary School, 91 Haddington St., Caledonia
September 17 – Public Works Yard, 710 Main St. E., Dunnville
October 15 – Hagersville Secondary School, 70 Parkview Rd., Hagersville

Examples of common household hazardous waste include cleaners, paints, batteries, solvents, oil, pesticides, fertilizers, mercury items, fire extinguishers and aerosol cans. Residents can use the “What Goes Where” search tool to determine if an item is considered hazardous waste and visit the Recycle My Electronics website for a list of accepted electronic waste items. While batteries will be accepted at the events, they can also be dropped off year round at select locations.

For more information, or to ask about disposing waste items that are not accepted at the events, residents can email

Haldimand County re-introducing ‘Clean and Green’ program ahead of Earth Day

Haldimand County is committed to investing in programs and partnerships that contribute to the vibrancy and health of its communities. In addition to offering Community Partnership Program capital grants, Community Beautification grants and related supports, Haldimand County provides support to community groups and individuals who wish to lead community clean-up activities.

The County provides supplies like gloves, garbage/recycling bags, pickers, brooms, vandalism wipes and other items to those who wish to lead a community clean-up day(s). The County will also coordinate for waste to be picked up once the clean-up is complete!

Check out the new, simplified Clean & Green application online at

Anyone seeking further information about Haldimand County’s Clean and Green Program is encouraged to call 905-318-5932, ext. 6119 or e-mail Haldimand County’s Community Development & Partnerships Division at

Haldimand County recognized for Grand River water quality improvement efforts

Haldimand County has been recognized by the Grand River Conservation Authority for its efforts to improve the water quality of the Grand River.

During the Grand River Conservation Authority’s annual Grand River Watershed Wide Optimization Program workshop on Tuesday, November 20, recognition awards were handed out to a number of municipalities for their water quality improvement efforts throughout 2017. All three of Haldimand County’s wastewater treatment plants discharging to the Grand River were recognized: Caledonia, Cayuga and Dunnville.

Caledonia’s wastewater treatment plant was the only plant in the entire Grand River watershed to receive gold recognition. The Dunnville plant received silver and Cayuga obtained bronze. To be recognized, municipalities are required to meet specific criteria related to environmental compliance regulations and performance reporting. Haldimand County met – and in some cases exceeded – recognition criteria.

The GRCA continuously works with municipal water managers and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to improve the operation of wastewater treatment plants.

The goal of the Wastewater Optimization Program is to raise the quality of the treated effluent that leaves the plant and enters a river or stream.

“This recent recognition fully demonstrates our commitment to protecting the natural environment by reducing pollutant discharges to the Grand River”, said Mayor Ken Hewitt. “These achievements are primarily a result of enhancing process control through data based decision-making and efforts to understand plant needs, which over time have saved the County a significant amount of money through infrastructure deferral,” he continued.

For more information about the County’s water and wastewater treatment operations, including water quality reports, visit the Water and Wastewater page.