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 County HHW information click here.

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 1st, 2024   

Sundays - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm 
Wednesdays - 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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