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Household Hazardous Waste


Household Hazardous Waste


Although Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste makes up a very small percentage of the waste stream, it causes a large part of the environmental damage that occurs in waste handling and disposal. Most hazardous products can be avoided entirely or replaced with less harmful substitutes.

The following items are considered Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste

  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive fluids
  • Gasoline
  • Oil (new and used)
  • Brake fluid
  • Power steering fluid
  • Washer fluid
  • Batteries
  • Single Use
  • Rechargeable
  • Automotive
  • Cleaners
  • Oven
  • Surface
  • Scouring Powders
  • Drain
  • Cosmetics and Make-up
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes
  • Glues
  • Herbicides and Pesticides
  • Medications
  • Prescription
  • Over the Counter
  • Vitamins
  • Mercury Containing Devices
  • Thermostats
  • Thermometers
  • Paint
  • Paint Thinners
  • Pet Care Products
  • Flea medication
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Cylinders (50kg/100lb maximum)
  • Sealants
  • Sharps (syringes/lancets)
  • Soap and Toiletries
  • Stain

If you can’t avoid using some hazardous products, safe disposal is very important – these materials should NEVER be put in the garbage or down the drain.

Take these materials to the Peterborough City/County Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Depot at 400 Pido Road or the seasonal MHSW sites free of charge. For locations and hours of operation call County of Peterborough Environmental Services at 705-775-2737 or visit www.county.peterborough.on.ca.

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