Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling

Contacts

Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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​Newmarket residents can dispose of household hazardous waste at York Region's permanent Hazardous Waste and Recycling depots Proof of residence is required. Visit the York Region website for alternative hazardous waste drop-off depots.

NOTICE: York Region's Georgina Transfer Station will soon be under construction. The facility will remain open. Please expect delays. Please visit the York Region Waste Depot webpage​ for more information.

Acceptable Materials

Non-Acceptable Materials

Pesticides, chemicals, rat poison, bleach, pharmaceuticals, expired prescriptions, cosmetics, cleaning fluids, batteries, drain cleaners, oven cleaners, waxes, detergents, aerosols, propane cylinders, paints, solvents, oils, gasoline, or BBQ starters, scrap metal, large metal appliances*, cardboards, motor vehicle batteries, oil filters and sod**

 

*Accepted with a charge of $20 per unit for metal appliances containing CFC's.

 

** Sod is accepted at the Georgina Waste Transfer Station  at 23068 Warden Avenue (applicable fees apply).  

Commercial, industrial or medical office waste, explosives – ammunition, PCBs, radioactive wastes, needles, syringes, pathological wastes, tires, regular garbage and yard waste.

 

Please ensure all materials are in original containers or contents are marked on containers. Do not mix products together and ensure all containers are capped. Containers are to be disposed along with hazardous waste and are not returnable.

Bio-Hazardous Waste

Medical waste is identified as non-collectible waste and should be disposed of through a company specialized in medical waste disposal. All medical waste including syringes must be properly placed in a secure bio-hazardous container and taken to a hazardous waste facility.

Electronic recycling

All recycled electronics should not be dismantled. All TVs and monitors should remain intact with the frame around them. Dismantled electronic equipment is susceptible to breakage which is a health and safety concern for depot and collection staff. Please note that depot staff is not responsible for unloading/carrying large, heavy items.

Rechargeable battery recycling

Recycling used batteries is environmentally friendly. The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) provides convenient drop-off facilities to drop off your used rechargeable batteries. Call 1-800-8BATTERY or visit the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation to learn more.