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Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) materials are harmful products (corrosive, toxic, flammable, or reactive) and must be properly disposed of through HHW programs. Fortunately, County of Simcoe residents can dispose of HHW at the appropriate facilities for FREE. 

There are two levels of HHW accepted in the County of Simcoe's program: Low Risk HHW and High Risk HHW. Low Risk HHW can be dropped off at the Oro Landfill Site or North Simcoe Transfer Station during regular site hours. Starting on April 1, 2011, higher risk HHW materials will also be accepted at these sites during regular site hours.

Low-risk HHW includes: 
  • Paints and solvents
  • Automotive fluids
  • Aerosol cans
  • Batteries (including auto batteries)
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes
  • Oil filters and containers
  • Propane tanks and cylinders
  • Household cleaners
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Higher-risk HHW includes:
  • Fertilizers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Gasoline
  • Solvents
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Pesticides (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Household cleaners
  • Unknown liquids and chemicals
  • FREE Waste Electronics Recycling (including personal computers, telecommunications equipment, and audio video equipment) is available at County of Simcoe waste management facilities during regular hours.

    For location, contact information and hours of operation of County of Simcoe Landfill Sites and Transfer Stations please refer to the County of Simcoe Website

    All County of Simcoe residents can also access the City of Barrie HHW Depot (705-739-4219 Note: electronics waste is NOT accepted from County residents at this location.

    Residents for Oro-Medonte and Severn can also access the City of Orillia HHW Depot (705-325-3522 Please note that volume restrictions apply