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Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling

York Region Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Depot

Household Hazardous Waste and Recycling Guide for York Region Residents

Used batteries

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.

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Please note:

  • York Region residents only (proof of residence is required).
  • There is no charge for this service.
  • No commercial, industrial or medical office wastes are accepted.
  • No explosives (other than the above types), ammunition, PCB's, or radioactive wastes accepted.
  • Needles and syringes from household medicinal use will be accepted in rigid containers only. No other pathological wastes will be accepted.
  • Scrap metal, large metal appliances, cardboard, motor vehicle batteries and oil filters will be accepted. EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2008, THERE WILL BE A CHARGE OF $20.00 PER UNIT FOR METAL APPLIANCES CONTAINING CFC'S (CFC'S removed displaying an approved CFC removal sticker - no charge)
  • Tires, regular garbage and yard waste will NOT be accepted.
  • Sod is no longer accepted at Miller Waste Systems in Richmond Hill. Residents can take sod to the Georgina Waste Transfer Station at 23068 Warden Avenue (applicable fees apply) .

For more information, please visit York Region's Websitehttp://www.york.ca/Services/Garbage+and+Recycling/Household+Hazardous+Waste.htm 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.