Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste is now being 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. and Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Brighton CRC: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Seasonal depots in Cobourg and Seymour have been cancelled for 2021.

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


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


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


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


  • 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

Seasonal depot dates

Our 2021 seasonal HHW dates at our Cobourg and Seymour depots have been cancelled.