Hazardous Waste

Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste: waste that consists of any one of the following materials, or any combination of them:

  • Paints, stains and coatings
  • Paint thinners, strippers, degreasers and other solvents
  • Single-use batteries
  • Pressurized cylinders that held propane, oxygen, helium or other gasses
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Vehicle engine antifreeze/coolant
  • Empty lubricating oil containers
  • Oil filters

Ontario’s MHSW Program is operated by Stewardship Ontario (Orange Drop Program) an industry lead initiative to safely manage hazardous materials at their end of life.

Below are the annual reports and other pertinent information about Ontario’s hazardous waste program. This information describes program performance, operating costs, accepted materials etc