COMMON HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

Below you will find a comprehensive alphabetical list of what products NOT to put in your bin.

asbestos disposal

Please see below on how to properly handle asbestos disposal.

Asbestos

While the city landfill does accept asbestos, Bin Here…Bin There does NOT haul this product, nor should you place any loose material-containing-asbestos products in the bin. You must call the City at 311 during regular business hours at least 48 hours before delivering asbestos. They must know the quantity and anticipated arrival time of the waste. The city will then call you back with instructions. Do not dispose of the asbestos until you have spoken to the Environmental Services Division. Asbestos must not be co-mingled with other waste and must be delivered and disposed of in accordance with provincial or federal statutes or regulations.

Medications and Sharps

Medications and Sharps (Syringes, Needles and Lancets) 

You can bring your unused or expired medications and sharps (syringes, needles and lancets) to your local pharmacies where they will collect and dispose of them.

Confirm with your pharmacy that they accept expired or unused medicines and sharps or locate a pharmacy near you that accepts medications and sharps. 

Visit any participating pharmacy to receive an approved sharps container, free of charge.

If your local pharmacy is unable to accept expired or unused medications then bring them to the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Depot

If you are a pharmacy wanting to learn more, please contact Stewardship Ontario.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE NEEDLES IN OUR BINS.

It not only endangers the lives of our drivers but also landfill operators and attendants. Thanks!