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Never put hazardous waste in your waste or recycling.

Materials such as batteries, paint, oil/gas, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks, cleaners, etc. must be disposed of at special depot days.

Hazardous Waste is a waste which, because of its quantity, concentration, or characteristics, may be hazardous to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported or disposed. Items may be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Days organized by the County.

Acceptable items include:

  • Batteries (household & car)
  • Paint/Stains/Primers
  • Solvents
  • Used oil/gasoline (must be in container)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs & tubes
  • Household cleaning products
  • Household detergents, waxes
  • Pharmaceuticals (pills, medicine, NO needles)
  • Pesticides/Fertilizers/Herbicides/Insecticides
  • Propane tanks (1 lb single use only)
  • Propane tanks (20lbs)
  • Pool chemicals
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Spent fire extinguishers
  • Aerosols

Items not accepted as hazardous waste:

  • Radioactive Waste
  • Lighting Ballasts
  • PCBs
  • Empty paint cans – scrap steel (lid off & dry)
  • Needles/Pathological waste – call a local pharmacy
  • Explosives (including flares) – call OPP
  • Empty aerosol cans (waste)
  • Waste

Propane Tanks cannot be accepted at the Portland Transfer Station as they are considered to be hazardous waste. Tanks can be returned to a retailer that sells/services tanks or can be taken to a hazardous waste event.

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Days

****Please note that the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Hazardous Waste Day Event in Lombardy has been cancelled for 2020.

Other hazardous waste days are planned for the following dates, however are only tentative at this time. Check local papers and our website for firm dates and locations, closer to the events. Downloadable Poster PDF

Saturday, August 15

County Patrol Garage,
331 County Rd 29, Frankville
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

South Leeds County Patrol Garage
2714 Outlet Rd,
North of Lansdowne
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

New Times & Location!

Saturday, September 19

Grenville County Patrol Garage – South of Kemptville
720 County Rd. # 44
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Spencerville Fairgrounds
Goodin Rd. Entrance – North end of Fairgrounds
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Questions or Concerns?

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
613-342-3840 Ext 2413