Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste is accepted at the Brighton and Bewdley Community Recycling Centres during the following hours:

  • Bewdley CRC
    Tuesday and Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
  • Brighton CRC
    Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The products that are collected are reused, recycled or packaged for safe disposal.

Tips

Follow these tips to keep lines moving and to keep you and our staff safe.

  • Daily limits are in place per vehicle:
    • 50 L or 25 cans
    • 40 fluorescent tubes of CFL bulbs
  • Sort materials into categories before visiting a Community Recycling Centre (keep batteries with batteries, paint with paint, etc.)
  • Put all syringes and needles in a labelled and sealed container – we will not collect loose syringes and needles
  • Put liquid or powder waste in a labelled and sealed container
  • You may bring gas and oil but their container must not exceed 18 litres and the container cannot be returned
  • Do not bring non-hazardous medical waste such as latex gloves, gowns, blood soaked linens, and IV tubing and bags – these are regular household garbage

Please note: Household hazardous waste drop-off locations are for Northumberland County residents only.

What to bring

Automotive products

  • A/C refrigerants
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto body filler
  • Batteries
  • Brake, transmission, starter, windshield washer fluids
  • Carburetor cleaners
  • Car wax and polish
  • Degreasers
  • Fuel additives
  • Used motor oil and filters

Batteries

  • Household batteries – AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, 6V, button-cells (please separate rechargeable from non-rechargeable)
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Laptop and cellphone batteries

Electronics

Electronic waste is accepted year-round at all Community Recycling Centres.

  • Computers, monitors, keyboards, mice
  • Cellphones, telephones, and answering machines
  • Camcorders and cameras
  • Cables
  • Electronic Game Systems
  • Microwaves
  • Tablets
  • Televisions
  • Printers, scanners, and fax machines

Hobby Supplies

  • Chemistry sets
  • Kerosene
  • Photographic Chemicals

Paints and Solvents

  • Acetone
  • Latex and oil based paint
  • Lead-based paint
  • Marine paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Spray paint
  • Varnish, lacquer, and other solvents

Empty tanks and containers

  • Butane tanks
  • Gas tanks
  • Helium tanks
  • Kerosene containers
  • Pesticide containers
  • Propane tanks – BBQ, and camping

Glues and Cements

Liquid glues only (dispose of hardened glues as regular household garbage)

Household products

  • Acids (labelled)
  • Aerosol products
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Cleaners – all purpose, abrasive, drain, metal, oven, toilet, upholstery and rug, tub and tile, window, etc.
  • Disinfectants
  • Floor wax strippers
  • Furniture polish and waxes
  • Lighter and BBQ starter fluid
  • Rust, spot and stain removers

Miscellaneous

  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent tubes (LED and incandescent bulbs are regular household garbage)
  • Swimming pool and spa/hot tub chemicals

Gardening and pest control

  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Flea/tick pet products
  • Fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides
  • Poisons and baits
  • Wood preservatives

Personal care products

  • Hair dye
  • Hairspray
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Jewelry cleaner
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Perm lotion or solution
  • Rubbing alcohol

Reactive products

  • Fluorescent light fixture ballasts
  • Smoke detectors