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Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Product Recycling

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Never place hazardous waste in your garbage, Blue Box or Green Bin. Household hazardous waste consists of any product that is corrosive, explosive, flammable or poisonous and includes items such as:

  • Paint
  • Thermostats
  • Pesticides
  • Used motor oil and filters
  • Propane tanks
  • Fuels
  • Batteries
  • Many cleaning products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Fluorescent tubes and energy efficient light bulbs
  • Syringes
  • Mercury
  • Household Hazardous Materials

    Residents can bring household hazardous waste to the Regional Depot for free.

    Household Hazardous Waste Depot Guidelines

    • When taking materials to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot make sure all materials are in their original containers or that the contents are very well-marked.
    • Do not mix different products together.
    • Be sure that all containers are capped.
    • Containers must be deposited with waste materials, they are not returnable.
    • No commercial, industrial or medical office waste accepted.
    • No explosives (other than the above types), ammunition, PCB's or radioactive waste accepted.
    • Needles and syringes from household medical use will be accepted in rigid containers only (no other pathological waste will be accepted).
    • Motor vehicle batteries and oil filters will also be accepted.
    York Region Guide for Household Waste and Recycling Depots [PDF]

    For more information, visit the Region of York’s Website at

    Electronic Product Recycling

    Old electronic products are not accepted with curbside collection. Electronics such as those listed below can be fully and safely recycled. Just drop them off at the Hazardous Waste Depot, the Elgin Mills Community Environmental Centre or to find other local depots, visit

  • Computers & monitors
  •  Scanners
  • VCR’s
  • Photocopiers
  • Electronic calculators
  • Radios and stereos
  • Telephones
  • Hard drives
  • Digital camera
  • Printers
  • Computer accessories
  • Electronic pagers
  • Modems
  • Fax machines
  • Video game consoles
  • Electronic games

  • York Region Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Product Depots

    Image: Household Hazardous Waste Depot locations and hours

    Please note that new fees for some material may apply.

    York Region Public Drop-off Depot User Fees [PDF]


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