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 email@example.com.