Hazardous Waste

The Anstruther Transfer Station is host (seasonally) to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) depot, operated by the County of Peterborough. The acceptable items listed below are at no charge.

The County/City of Peterborough's Household Hazardous Waste Depot is also available to North Kawartha ratepayers, and is located at 400 Pido Road, Peterborough ON K9J 6X7. For additional information visit: www.ptbocounty.ca/recycling, and scroll down to "Household Hazardous Waste".

Do not put household hazardous waste in your garbage. Here are some tips for disposing of your household hazardous waste:

  • Never mix substances
  • Keep materials in their original container or in a well-marked container
  • All containers should be securely sealed
  • Securely pack materials in your vehicle to prevent spills

HHW Depot at the Anstruther Transfer Station
Hours of Operation 

June 2nd to September 5th, 2021

Wednesdays - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sundays - 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

September 8th is this year's final day for the
HHW Depot at the Anstruther Transfer Station

Wednesday, September 8th - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Acceptable Items:

  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries (all kinds)
  • Cleaners (all kinds)
  • Cosmetics/make-up
  • Fertilizers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs/tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Glues
  • Herbicides
  • Ink cartridges
  • Mercury containing devices
  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pet care products
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane cylinders (50kg/100lb maximum)
  • Sealants and stains

Non-acceptable Items:

  • Bio-medical waste
  • Commercial hazardous waste (e.g. mechanics)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and ammunition)
  • Pharmaceuticals (see below) 
  • Needles (see below)

Please note: We do not accept sharps (needles, syringes, and lancets) or medications (prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and supplements) at the Household Hazardous Waste depot.

Please bring all these items to a pharmacy for free safe disposal. For more information on this program, please visit the Health Products Stewardship Association website.

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