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Never put hazardous waste in your garbage or recycling.

 

Materials such as batteries, paint, oil/gas, fluorescent light bulbs, cleaners, etc.

must be disposed of at special depot days.


2017 Household Hazardous Waste Days

 

The Portland Transfer Station will be undergoing improvements in 2017.  Therefore the Township is hoping to partner with the united Counties of Leeds and Grenville for one household hazardous waste event this year at an alternate location.

 

Details and dates have not yet been determined, so watch your local newspapers, FaceBook, Twitter and this space for more information in 2017.

 


Hazardous Waste is a waste which, because of its quantity, concentration, or characteristics, may be hazardous to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported or disposed. Items may be brought to the Township's hazardous waste day (see date above) or to the Household Hazardous Waste Days organized by the County in August and September each year.

Acceptable items include:
  • Batteries (household & car)
  • Paint/Stains/Primers
  • Solvents
  • Used oil/gasoline (must be in container)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs & tubes
  • Household cleaning products
  • Household detergents, waxes
  • Pharmaceuticals (pills, medicine, NO needles)
  • Pesticides/Fertilizers/Herbicides/Insecticides
  • Propane tanks (1 lb single use only)
  • Propane tanks (20lbs)
  • Pool chemicals
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Spent fire extinguishers
  • Aerosols
Items NOT accepted as Hazardous Waste:
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Lighting Ballasts
  • PCBs
  • Empty paint cans – scrap steel (lid off & dry)
  • Garbage
  • Needles/Pathological waste – call a local pharmacy
  • Explosives (including flares) – call OPP
  • Empty aerosol cans (garbage)
Alternate Hazardous Waste Disposal

The following retail outlets will accept certain hazardous waste items (see the lists below) for disposal during normal business hours.

If you are aware of any other locations that will accept hazardous waste from households, please contact the Public Works Department at the Township at aschur@twprideaulakes.on.ca

This information was correct as of its posting date, however programs are subject to change. As such, it would be wise to contact the store before you go!

Rona Kingston
Brockville
Smiths Falls
Latex Paints and Coatings
Latex
Paints and coatings for household and industrial use

Oil Paint & Stain
Oil and solvent-based coatings, including paints and stains
Paints and coatings for household and industrial use

Primers
Latex
Oil and solvent-based coatings, including paints and stains
Paints and coatings for household and industrial use

Home Hardware Perth Latex Paints and Coatings
Latex
Paints and coatings for household and industrial use

Lead Acid Batteries

Oil Paint & Stain
Oil and solvent-based coatings, including paints and stains
Paints and coatings for household and industrial use

Primers
Latex
Oil and solvent-based coatings, including paints and stains
Paints and coatings for household and industrial use

Single Use Batteries
Dry-cell batteries include alkaline and carbon zinc (9-volt, D, C, AA, AAA), mercuric-oxide (button, some cylindrical and rectangular), silver-oxide and zinc-air (button), and lithium (9-volt, C, AA, coin, button). Button Cells are typically used in hearing aids, watches.

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