Household Hazardous Waste and Batteries
Hazardous wastes 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.
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Acceptable Materials at Events
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
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.
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
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
Microwaves, toasters, coffee machines, blenders, coffee grinders, shredders
Unacceptable Materials at Events
No waste from industrial, commercial, or institutional sources. Household waste only.
Unidentified/unknown materials will not be accepted.
No garbage or recycling.
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.
Curbside Battery Collection
Twice a year, residents can place single-use, rechargeable, and dry cell batteries at the curb for recycling, on their collection day. Residents will receive their battery bag in the mail about two weeks prior to the collection week. If you do not receive a battery bag or would like additional bags, please visit the County Office at 55 Zina Street, Orangeville.
2021 Collection Date:
March 15-18, 2021
November 8-11, 2021
Single-use and rechargeable household batteries can also be dropped of at battery recycling stations. Please remember to cover 9V battery terminals with masking tape.
Drop Off Locations:
Alder Street Recreation Centre – 275 Alder Street, Orangeville
Amaranth Municipal Office – 374028 6th Line, Amaranth
Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex – 200 Fiddlepark Lane, Shelburne
Dufferin County Museum and Archives – Hwy 89 & Airport Road, Mulmur
Dufferin Oaks Long Term Care Home – 151 Centre Street, Shelburne
East Garafraxa Municipal Office - 065371 Dufferin Road 3, Unit 2, East Garafraxa
Grand Valley Municipal Office – 5 Main Street N., Grand Valley
Grand Valley Public Library – 4 Amaranth Street E., Grand Valley
Melancthon Municipal Office – 157101 Highway 10, Melancthon
Mill Street Library – 1 Mill Street, Orangeville
Mono Municipal Office – 347209 Dufferin Road 8, Mono
Mulmur Municipal Office – 758070 2nd Line E., Mulmur
North Dufferin Community Care – 706114 Dufferin Road 21, Honeywood
Orangeville Town Hall – 87 Broadway, Orangeville
Shelburne Public Library – 201 Owen Sounds Street, Shelburne
Shelburne Town Hall – 203 Main Street, Shelburne
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre – 6 Northmen Way, Orangeville
W. & M. Edelbrock Centre – 30 Centre Street, Orangeville