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Hazardous Waste

Help keep hazardous materials out of the landfill - the lakes will thank you.

Every year Canadian families buy 40 to 50 different kinds of flammable, corrosive, and toxic cleaners, pesticides, paints and other products. Thrown in the garbage or dumped down the drain, these materials can poison our lakes, rivers and groundwater supplies.

Bring it in for safe disposal. Every drop counts.

Algonquin Highlands hosts Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events each year, between the May and October. With the exception of the Big Red items listed below, household hazardous waste materials can only be disposed of at HHW events. There is no charge for household hazardous waste brought to an HHW event.

Please remain inside your vehicle at the hazardous waste drop off: event staff will unload your household hazardous waste for you.

Make your household hazardous waste easily accessible: keep hazardous materials separate from other wastes or items in your vehicle.

Assess your health before attending: if you are feeling sick, please do not attend hazardous waste events.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

You may attend any event in the County of Haliburton, not just those in Algonquin Highlands! You must show your valid Algonquin Highlands landfill user ID card (bright pink) to attend any event. If you attend an event outside of the Township of Algonquin Highlands only your household hazardous waste will be accepted, no other waste (no garbage, no recycling, etc.).

Saturday, May 4, 2024 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Tory Hill Landfill
19179 Hwy 118, Tory Hill

Saturday, May 18, 2024 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

S.G. Nesbitt Arena
55 Parkside Street, Minden Hills

Saturday, July 6, 2024 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

S.G. Nesbitt Arena
55 Parkside St., Minden

Saturday, July 6, 2024 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Glamorgan Transfer Station
1042 McColl's Rd., Highlands East

Saturday, July 27, 2024 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Haliburton Landfill Site
222 Industrial Park Rd., Haliburton

Saturday, August 24, 2024 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

S.G. Nesbitt Arena
55 Parkside Street, Minden Hills

Saturday, August 24, 2024 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Oxtongue Lake Waste Disposal Site
Hwy 60, Dwight, ON
(North side of Hwy 60, just past "Algonquin Highlands" sign)

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

West Guillford Landfill Site
11903 Hwy 118, West Guillford

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Dorset Transfer Station
1087 Maple Ridge Drive, Dorset

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2024 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Tory Hill Landfill
19179 Hwy 118, Tory Hill

Saturday, October 12, 2024 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Maple Lake Waste Disposal Site
1302 McPhail Road, Algonquin Highlands

All dates and times subject to change.  Notification of changes will be posted to this webpage, through the Township Social Media and New and via the Waste Wizard (sign up for reminders under the Calendar tab).

  • Aerosol cans full or partially full
  • Automotive batteries
  • Automotive fluids
  • Paints and stains (full or partially full cans)
  • Finishing products (varnish, glue, etc.)
  • Propane cylinders (non-refillable)
  • Antifreeze
  • Used motor oil and oil filters
  • Cleaners (e.g. bleach, oven cleaner)
  • Solvents (e.g. Varsol, paint thinner, etc.)
  • Pesticides, fungicides, herbicides
  • Fertilizers
  • Pool and hot tub chemicals
  • Corrosive materials
  • Flammable materials
  • Toxic materials
  • Reactive materials.

Important: Containers you bring with hazardous waste will not be returned to you (e.g. if you bring a gas can full of gas you cannot empty out the gas and take the container home).

Be sure all containers are labeled and sealed.

Materials are accepted from households only. No materials will be accepted from commercial sources including businesses and organizations, builders, camps, charities, contractors, painting companies, places of worship, restaurants, retailers, and schools.

  • Needles and other sharps
  • PCBs
  • Biohazardous material
  • Radioactive materials

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