Municipal Hazardous Waste Depot
Victoria Day Weekend through Thanksgiving Day
Open to residents of Lanark Highlands & Tay Valley Townships only.
During the MHWD off-season, please check with local hardware stores about take-back programs for paint, batteries, and CFL bulbs.
Take your household hazardous waste to
The Lanark Highlands Municipal Hazardous Waste Depot
(Middleville Waste Site)
Hours of Operation – Monday 3 to 6 – Wednesday 5 to 8 and Saturday 9 to 3
WASTE ITEMS ACCEPTED
• ACID OR BASE CORROSIVES (CLEANERS, DRAIN OPENERS, RUST REMOVER)
• AEROSOL CANS (CONTAINING RESIDUAL MATERIALS)
• BATTERIES (LEAD ACID VEHICLE AND DRY CELL BATTERIES - SINGLE USE & RECHARGEABLE)
• FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
• FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS (GASOLINE, SOLVENTS, STRIPPERS, TURPENTINE)
• LATEX PAINT, OIL PAINT & STAIN
• MOTOR OIL, ANTIFREEZE, OIL FILTERS
• ORGANIC FLAMMABLE (ADHESIVES, DRIVEWAY SEALANT, CAULK, RESIN)
• OXIDIZERS (POOL CHEMICALS, FERTILIZER)
• PATHOLOGICAL WASTE (SYRINGES)
• PHARMACEUTICALS (PRESCRIPTION OR NON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR HUMAN OR VETERINARY USE.)
• PRESSURIZED CONTAINERS (PROPANE TANKS & CYLINDERS, OXYGEN & HELIUM TANKS.)
NEW MATERIAL ACCEPTED IN 2014!
• COMPACT FLOURESCENT LIGHT (CFL) BULBS & FLOURESCENT TUBES
• MERCURY CONTAINING DEVICES (THERMOMETERS, THERMOSTATS)
ALL WASTE ITEMS MUST BE IDENTIFIABLE AND IN A SEALED CONTAINER OR PACKAGE.
THIS FACILITY CANNOT BULK FLAMMABLE OR HIGHLY VAPOUROUS LIQUIDS - THEREFORE ANY CONTAINERS HOLDING THESE LIQUIDS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. (Example: gasoline containers.)
WASTE ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED at the MHWD
The Province of Ontario mandates which materials we can accept and which ones we can’t. The following information is meant to facilitate your search for convenient, legal methods to dispose of materials that are not handled by our MHWD and to provide disposal options during the winter months when our MHWD is closed. An increasing number of local retailers participate in TAKE IT BACK programs for recycling and safe disposal of the hazardous materials they sell such as paint, batteries, and compact fluorescent bulbs. This is not a complete listing but does provide guidance to help you find local disposal options. Thank you for your continued efforts to reduce the amount of hazardous waste going to our landfill.
• AMMUNITION, EXPLOSIVES OR FLARES can be taken to any detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. Go to their offices during regular business hours Monday - Friday.
• ASBESTOS: Homeowners should never handle asbestos. Please call a licensed demolition expert.
• P.C.B. CONTAMINATED WASTE (FLUORESCENT LIGHT BALLASTS) Ballasts manufactured prior to 1980 could contain PCB’s. After 1980 they do not contain PCB’s but they contain oil and should not be disposed of in a landfill site. The homeowner should never handle P.C.B.s. Please call a licensed disposal expert.
• RADIOACTIVE WASTE (SMOKE DETECTORS) According to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment smoke detectors should be discarded with your regular household waste at the curb. The amount of radioactive waste contained in these units is negligible.
For more information about safe disposal of household hazardous waste, please go to www.makethedrop.ca