Waste Exemption Program


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

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Waste Exemption Program

If someone in your household has a medical condition that results in additional non-recyclable waste over the curbside garbage bag/container limit, you may be eligible for the Town of Newmarket's waste exemption program. Once approved, a supply of garbage tags are provided at no cost. To protect your privacy, tags provided are standard Town of Newmarket garbage tags.

To apply, download and complete all sections of the Waste Exemption Application Form. If approved, Town of Newmarket garbage tags will be mailed to the address provided. Applications can be renewed annually on the anniversary date of the applicant's program approval.

For more information, please email wasteexemption@newmarket.ca

Hazardous Waste
The following items can be returned to a participating pharmacy or a York Region Household Hazardous Waste Depot for safe disposal. Please place the items in an approved, punture-proof container before dropping them off. For more information, visit York.ca/hhw.
  • Syringes 
  • Needles 
  • Lancets 
  • Injectors 
  • Pre-filled pen

Please double bag these items and place in the garbage:
  • Dialysis waste (e.g. filters, disposable towels & sheets)
  • IV bags & tubing, gastric & nasal tubes 
  • Soiled dressing, sponges and gauze 
  • Catheters 
  • Ostomy bags (please empty contents prior to disposal)