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Halton Waste Management Site


The Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS) provides Halton residents with a convenient one-stop location for the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), proper waste disposal and more.

Hours and location

  • 5400 Regional Road 25, Milton, L9E 0L2
  • Monday - Saturday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • NEW! Spring Sunday Openings
    May 7 - June 25 , 2017
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Closed the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Civic Holiday
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

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Fees & accepted waste materials

Payment methods:

Cash, Debit, MasterCard, Visa


View the Halton Waste Management Site Fee Schedule (PDF file).

Material Kilograms (kg) /Quantity Fee
Residential Blue Box recyclables Unlimited Free of charge
Commercial Blue Box recyclables Subject to approval $165/tonne from 0 tonnes
Green Cart organics (residential only)
Electronics
Eye glasses
Natural bottle corks
Unlimited Free of charge
Tires Up to 5 tires per household, per trip
Household Hazardous Waste (residential only) Up to 20L per household, per trip
Residential mixed yard waste, leaves, brush Unlimited $5/load
Commercial mixed yard waste, leaves & brush 50kg or less $5/load
51 - 150kg $10/load
More than 150kg $165/tonne from 0 tonnes
Large appliances (fridge, freezer, stove, dishwasher, air conditioner, etc.) Per appliance $5/appliance
Mixed solid waste
Drywall
Scrap metal
Shingles
Wood
50kg or less $5/load
51 - 150kg $10/load
More than 150kg $165/tonne from 0 tonnes
Non-reinforced bricks, concrete, rubble
Pieces must be 1 square foot or less
Commercial loads not accepted
Less than a wheel barrow $5/load
More than a wheel barrow
(equivalent to a pick-up truck;
maximum 3 loads per year)
$10/load
Clean fill (soil)
Commercial loads not accepted
Less than a wheel barrow $5/load
More than a wheel barrow
(equivalent to a pick-up truck;
maximum 3 loads per year)
$10/load
Woodchips 150kg or less $5/load
More than 150kg $10/load
De-commissioned soil Requires prior approval $35/tonne from 0 tonnes
Asbestos Requires prior approval $330/tonne from 0 tonnes
Garbage Bag Tags Purchased in sheets of 5 tags
(5 sheet limit)
$10 per sheet of 5 tags

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Using the Halton Waste Management Site

Before you leave home:

  • Pre-sort loads for quick and easy unloading. Loads must be sorted by material type.
  • Remove all fluids (e.g., gas, oil) from gas-powered equipment, such as lawnmowers.
  • Empty oil drums and tanks and cut in half.
  • Secure all open loads with a tarp or rope.
  • Arrange for additional assistance to help unload heavy material, if required.

For health and safety reasons, Container Station Attendants are not permitted to assist customers with the unloading of materials.

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Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Halton residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste, free of charge, by dropping it off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, conveniently located within the Halton Waste Management Site.

Fun Fact: Did you know that approximately 70% of the hazardous waste brought to the Depot or a Special waste Drop-off Day is recycled or reused?

Using the Household Hazardous Waste Depot

  • 20 litre maximum per visit.
  • Commercial loads cannot be accepted.
  • Materials must remain in their original container (not returnable) and securely closed with a lid, or in a capped container labelled with information about the contents.

Household Hazardous Waste Tips

  • Household hazardous waste is usually labelled as:
    • corrosive hazardous warning symbol (skeleton hand in jar)
      Corrosive
    • explosive hazardous warning symbol (exploding bomb)
      Explosive
    • poison hazardous warning symbol (skull and crossbones)
      Poison
    • flammable hazardous warning symbol (flame)
      Flammable
  • Do not place household hazardous waste at the curb - it will not be collected.
  • Do not place household hazardous waste in the garbage or pour down the drain or storm sewer.
  • Safely store all hazardous material out of reach of children and pets.
  • Empty, dry metal paint cans, with lids removed can be placed in the Blue Box.
  • Use our Put Waste in its Place tool to find out how to properly dispose of empty containers.

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste materials

  • Acids, solvents, glues
  • Paints and stains
    full or partially full
  • Aerosols
    full or partially full
  • Pesticides, garden chemicals, fertilizers
  • Automotive liquids, oil filters
  • Sharps
    (must be in a sealed container)
  • Batteries
  • Mercury-containing devices
  • Pressurized cylinders less than 20lbs
  • Fluorescent lights, CFL bulbs
  • Personal care products
  • Medications
    prescription and over-the-counter
  • Household cleaners, bleach, pool chemicals
  • Waste cooking oil

Unacceptable material: No commercial hazardous waste, radioactive waste, PCB waste, Bio-medical waste or explosives.

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Orange Box for household hazardous waste

Orange Box safety tips

  • Place only acceptable household hazardous waste materials in your Orange Box.
  • Keep Orange Box in a safe place, out of reach of children and pets.
  • Do not pour materials directly into the Orange Box.
  • Do not mix materials together.
  • Materials must remain in their original container or be clearly marked.
  • Secure all containers with a lid.
  • Do not store large BBQ tanks indoors. Place in Orange Box when ready to transport.

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Paint and Stain Reuse Depot

Red paint can with paint brush
  • Halton residents can pick up and drop off usable paint and stain at the Paint & Stain Reuse Depot, free of charge.
  • The Paint & Stain Reuse Depot is conveniently located beside the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS).
  • The HWMS cannot guarantee which colours will be available.
  • The Paint and Stain Reuse Depot is now open and will close mid-fall to prevent materials from freezing.

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Reuse Depot

Halton residents can drop off items that are in good condition and fit for resale at the Reuse Depot, located within the Halton Waste Management site, free of charge.

Acceptable materials

  • clothing, shoes, linens, belts and purses
  • Antiques
  • Books (hardcover and paperback)
  • Electronics (E.g. TVs, stereos, computers, radios, VCRs, CD and DVD players)
  • Furniture - clean and undamaged (E.g. bed frames, headboards, metal desks, metal filing cabinets)
  • Housewares (E.g lamps, pictures, kitchen equipment, dishes, metal blinds, area rugs)
  • Barbecues without propane tanks
  • Air conditioners
  • Stuffed toys

Unacceptable materials:

  • Any large appliances or lawn mowers
  • Wall to wall rugs or carpets
  • Used mattresses & box springs or sofa beds
  • typewriters
  • tires and auto parts
  • Hazardous materials (paint, cleaners, propane tanks, etc.)
  • Plastic or wood blinds
  • infant equipment (E.g. cribs, strollers, car seats)

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Alternative disposal locations

Alternative waste locations

There are 2 privately owned waste transfer stations operating within Halton Region for garbage only. Before dropping off waste materials, please contact the location for details about acceptable materials and fees.

  • Norjohn Transfer Systems Limited
    5030 Mainway, Burlington
    905-332-3136
    Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Leferink Transfer Limited
    57 Armstrong Avenue, Georgetown
    905-877-1420
    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Alternative household hazardous waste locations

Special Waste Drop-off Days

To make the recycling and safe disposal of household hazardous waste more convenient for residents, Halton Region holds Special Waste Drop-off Days throughout the year.

Retail locations in Halton Region

Many retailers take back select household hazardous waste for recycling or safe disposal:

Alternative single-use and rechargeable batteries locations

Visit a Battery Recycling Depot to drop off household batteries and cell phones for recycling.

Other Battery Drop-off Locations

  • Orange Drop
    Many retailers take back household single-use batteries for recycling. The Orange Drop Program is operated by Stewardship Ontario and funded by industry. Visit www.makethedrop.ca (external link) for acceptable materials and to find a drop off location near you.

Alternative tire drop-off locations

For tires (car, truck, farm), visit rethinktires.ca (external link) for acceptable materials and drop off locations.

Alternative electronic locations

Electronics are not collected with garbage or bulk waste. These items can be recycled at one of Halton Regions Special Waste Drop-off days.

For electronic waste (computers, monitors, TVs, stereos, DVD players, etc) visit www.recycleyourelectronics.ca (external link) for acceptable materials and drop off locations.

Alternate Reuse Centres

Please do not dump your garbage at reuse centres. When charitable organizations receive material that is not in resalable condition they must dispose of unusable material on their own which takes away from the money that was intended for charitable community initiatives.

Please call ahead and ask for a list of acceptable drop off items before bringing items to the reuse centres.

Other Reuse locations

  • Canadian Diabetes Association
    Call-in collection: 1-800-505-5525
    diabetes.ca (external link)

    Acceptable materials:
    • clothing
    • linens
    • dishes
    • toys
    • knick-knacks
  • Clothing for Charity
    Drop boxes throughout community: 1-866-499-2999 clothingforcharityltd.com (external link)

    Acceptable materials:
    • clothing
    • shoes (paired)
    • towels
    • bedding
    • soft toys
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
    Call-in collection (Burlington, Milton, Oakville only): 1-905-549-3902
    ssvp.on.ca (external link)

    Acceptable materials:
    • clothing
    • furniture
    • used mattresses
    • various household goods

To find out how to properly dispose of you waste, please visit the Put Waste In Its Place tool.

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