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The County of Dufferin Ontario


Hazardous wastes and electronics contain substances that can be harmful to human health and the environment. It is very important that we keep these materials of out the landfill.

Can't make it to an event? Check the Take it Back directory for more options on where to take stuff for proper recycling and disposal.

Hazardous And Electronic Waste Events
Curbside Battery Collection
Battery Bins

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Dates & Locations

Sat. May 5, 2018
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Town of Mono Works Yard
347209 County Road 8 (Mono Centre Road), Mono
Sat. May 26, 2018
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Primrose Operations Centre
635666 Highway 10 (just south of Highway 89)
Sat. June 23, 2018
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Town of Orangeville Operations Centre
500 C Line, Orangeville
Wed. July 25, 2018
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
Town of Orangeville Operations Centre
500 C Line, Orangeville
Sat. September 8, 2018
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Town of Grand Valley Works Yard
56 Main Street North, Grand Valley
Sat. September 29, 2018
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Primrose Operations Centre
635666 Highway 10 (just south of Highway 89)
Sat. October 27, 2018
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Town of Orangeville Operations Centre
500 C Line, Orangeville

Acceptable Materials


Automotive containers, fluids, & batteries
Antifreeze, gasoline & other fuels, used motor oil & filters, automotive batteries and empty containers of automotive fluids

Household chemicals & cleaning products
Aerosols, bleach, paints, pool chemicals, rat poison, solvents

Other household items
Compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, fluorescent tubes, batteries (all types), lighters and lighter fluid, propane cylinders, thermostats containing mercury

Lawn & garden products
Fertilizer, pesticides & herbicides

Health products
Pharmaceuticals, expired medications, vitamins, sharps & syringes (in a rigid & sealed container) 


All materials should be left in the original container or labelled to allow easy identification of the contents. Unidentified/unknown materials will not be accepted. Please tightly cap all containers.

Audio equipment
Radios & audio players (CD/DVD/Cassette/mp3), recorders, turntables, speakers, equalizers, amplifiers

Cameras and camcorders (all types)

Computers and computer parts
Laptops, tablets, monitors, printers, scanners, and peripherals (modems, mice, etc.)

Electrical household items
Lamps, fans, alarm clocks, digital frames, typewriters, hair dryers, straighteners, electric toothbrushes, christmas lights

Electric tools
Power tools, electric hedge trimmers, electric leaf blowers, electric lawn mowers, vacuums

Home entertainment equipment
Televisions (all types), receivers, game consoles and cartridges, video projectors, VHS/DVD players & recorders

Phones and communication devices
Cell phones, smart phones, pagers, telephones, answering machines

Small appliances
Microwaves, toasters, coffee machines, blenders, coffee grinders, shredders


Unacceptable Materials

No waste from industrial, commercial, or institutional sources. Household waste only.

Unidentified/unknown materials will not be accepted.

No garbage or recycling.

No white goods, such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers.

Liquid containers must not exceed 20L (5.25gal). Propane tanks must not exceed 13.6kg (30lbs). Drums of material will not be accepted. Please place materials into smaller containers.


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Curbside Battery Collection

To coincide with daylight savings! Change your clocks. Change your smoke alarm batteries. Then...


Dufferin residents can participate in a curbside collection of used single-use alkaline batteries on their regular waste collection day during two weeks of the year.

March 12-16, 2018

November 5-9, 2018

Special battery bags are mailed out a week or two in advance of the collection. If you don't receive it, contact us. Bags are also available for pick up at any local municipal office.


  1. Round up your used or unwanted single-use batteries, including AAA, AA, C, D, 9 Volt and button cells. Remember to cover 9V & button battery terminals with masking tape.
  2. Place your batteries in the orange bag and seal it using the zip tab. Bags will arrive in the mail a week or two before the collection.
  3. On your regular waste collection day that falls during the special collection week, set the bag on top of your Blue Box contents.
  4. The batteries will be properly recycled.

No loose batteries in the Blue Box.
Batteries will be collected during the two weeks of the year mentioned above only.

If you miss the curbside collection, don't worry! You can bring batteries to a number of drop off locations throughout the County, or to our Hazardous and Electronic Waste Events.

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Battery Bins

Batteries can be dropped off at various locations throughout Dufferin County, including municipal buildings, community centres, libraries and recreation centres. Look for the RMC battery bins, as shown here.


Amaranth/East Garafraxa Municipal Office 374028 6th Line, Amaranth

Grand Valley
Grand Valley Municipal Office 5 Main Street North, Grand Valley
Grand Valley Public Library 4 Amaranth Street East, Grand Valley

Melancthon Municipal Office 157101 Highway 10, Melancthon

Mono Municipal Office 347209 Dufferin Road 8, Mono

Dufferin County Museum and Archives Corner of Highway 89 & Airport Road, Mulmur
Mulmur Municipal Office 758070 2nd Line East, Mulmur
North Dufferin Community Centre 706114 County Road 21, Honeywood

Alder Street Recreation Centre 275 Alder Street, Orangeville
Dufferin County Municipal Office 55 Zina Street, Orangeville
Mill Street Library 1 Mill Street, Orangeville
Orangeville Town Hall 87 Broadway, Orangeville
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre 6 Northmen Way, Orangeville
W. & M. Edelbrock Centre 30 Centre Street, Orangeville

Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex 200 Fiddlepark Lane, Shelburne
Dufferin Oaks Long Term Care Home 151 Centre Street, Shelburne
Shelburne Public Library 201 Owen Sound Street, Shelburne
Shelburne Town Hall 203 Main Street East, Shelburne

For the drop off location closest to you, visit the RMC website and enter your location!

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519.941.2816 ext. 2620


55 Zina Street, Orangeville ON L9W 1E5

Contact GFL directly at 1.888.941.3345 ext. 1 or dufferin@gflenv.com for missed collections, timely updates and route alterations, to schedule a collection for bulky items or white goods, or to schedule a collection for yard waste in rural areas.

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