Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling
York Region Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Depot
York Region's Permanent Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Depot is open year-round at 225 Garfield Wright Blvd (north of Davis Drive, east of Woodbine Avenue, formely 95 Bales Dr). York Region residents can dispose of materials such as 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.
Make sure all materials are in original containers or contents are very well marked on containers. Do not mix different products together. Be sure that all containers are capped. Your containers must be deposited with waste materials and are not returnable.
For electronic recycling, in order to ensure the health and safety of our depot and collection staff, residents should not dismantle TVs and monitors. All TVs and monitors should be intact with the frame around them. Dismantled TVs are susceptible to breakage when handled which is a health and safety concern for our depot and collection staff. In addition, residents must be able to unload their electronic equipment from their own vehicles. Depot staff are not responsible for unloading/carrying large, heavey items.
For more information, please visit York Region's Website or call 1-866-665-6752.
As an alternative, residents purchasing new automobile tires and batteries can leave their old ones with the suppliers.
Recycle used rechargeable batteries and protect the Environment
Recycling used rechargeable batteries that no longer hold a charge is easy and environmentally friendly. The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) has set up convenient drop-off facilities in many locations for you to drop off your used rechargeable batteries for recycling. Call 1-800-8BATTERY or visit www.rbrc.org to learn more including where you can drop off batteries for recycling in Newmarket.