Skip Navigation

Halton Waste Management Site

Breadcrumbs
 

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

Updates

  • NEW – As of January 1, 2024, the HWMS tipping fee is $194 per tonne
  • Please call 311 before visiting to pick up a Blue Box to confirm availability.
  • Only credit and debit are being accepted at this time (no cash or coins).
  • For health and safety reasons, Container Station Attendants are not permitted to assist customers with the unloading of materials.
 

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

Hours and location

  • 5400 Regional Road 25, Milton, L9E 0L2
  • Monday - Saturday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Spring Sunday Openings
    Open every Sunday in May and June
    8 a.m. to noon
  • Closed the following holidays:
    • New Years
    • Family Day
    • Good Friday
    • Victoria Day
    • Canada Day 
    • Civic Holiday
    • Labour Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day

Fees and accepted waste materials

Payment methods:

Debit, MasterCard, Visa

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

Material Kilograms (kg) /Quantity Fee
Blue Box Recycling (residential)
Green Cart organics (residential only)
Electronics
Eye glasses
Natural bottle corks
Tires (with or without rims, up to 10 per day)
Household Hazardous Waste (residential only, up to 20 L per household per day)
Unlimited Free of charge
Mixed yard waste, leaves, brush (residential) Unlimited $5/load
Large appliances (fridge, freezer, stove, dishwasher, air conditioner, etc.) Per appliance $5/appliance
Mixed Solid Waste
Drywall
Scrap metal
Shingles
Wood
Mixed yard waste, leaves, brush (commercial)
50kg or less $5/load
51 - 150kg $10/load
More than 150kg $194/tonne from 0 tonnes
Blue Box Recycling (commercial) Subject to approval $194/tonne from 0 tonnes
Non-reinforced bricks, concrete, rubble Less than a wheel barrow $5/load
More than a wheel barrow (equivalent to a pick-up truck) $10/load
Dump truck loads require prior approval Free of charge
Clean fill (soil and/or sod, residential only) Less than a wheel barrow $5/load
More than a wheel barrow (equivalent to a pick-up truck - MAX 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 $388/tonne from 0 tonnes
Garbage Bag Tags Service (also available online) Purchased in sheets of 5 tags (5 sheet limit) $10 per sheet of 5 tags

Before you leave home...

  • Sort loads by material type
  • Remove all fluids from gas-powered equipment
  • Customers must make their own arrangements to unload heavy material. For health and safety reasons, Container Station Attendants are not permitted to assist customers with unloading of any material
  • Empty oil drums and tanks and cut in half
  • Secure open loads with tarp or rope

Household Hazardous Waste Depot

  • Safely dispose of household hazardous waste free of charge at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, located at the Halton Waste Management Site
  • 20 litre and 8 fluorescent tube/bulb maximum limit per day
  • Commercial loads not accepted
  • Drop-off materials in their original container (not returnable) and securely close with a lid. Materials can also be dropped off a closed container, labelled with information about the contents
  • Do not place hazardous waste at the curb, it will not be collected
  • Do not place hazardous waste in garbage or down the drain or storm sewer

Tips

  • Materials must remain in a clearly marked, sealed container
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets
  • Do not mix materials together
  • Empty, dry metal paint cans, with lids removed, can be placed in the Blue Box

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste materials

  • Acids, solvents, glues
    Acids, solvents, glues
  • Paints and stains (full or partially full)
    Paints and stains (full or partially full)
  • Aerosols(full or partially full)
    Aerosols(full or partially full)
  • Pesticides, garden chemicals, fertilizers
    Pesticides, garden chemicals, fertilizers
  • Automotive liquids, oil filters
    Automotive liquids, oil filters
  • Sharps(must be in a sealed container)
    Sharps(must be in a sealed container)
  • Batteries
    Batteries
  • Mercury-containing devices
    Mercury-containing devices
  • Pressurized cylinders less than 20lbs
    Pressurized cylinders less than 20lbs
  • Fluorescent lights, CFL bulbs (8 maxiumum per visit)
    Fluorescent lights, CFL bulbs (8 maximum per visit)
  • Personal care products
    Personal care products
  • Medications (prescription and over-the-counter)
    Medications (prescription and over-the-counter)
  • Household cleaners, bleach, pool chemicals
    Household cleaners, bleach, pool chemicals
  • Waste cooking oil
    Waste cooking oil

Orange Box for Household Hazardous Waste

The orange box provides a safe place to store old, used, or unwanted household hazardous waste until it can be dropped off to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, a Special Waste Drop-off Day, or an alternative disposal location. Residents can pick up one Orange Box per household, free of charge, from the Halton Waste Management Site. Material dropped off without an orange box will still be accepted. Note: There is no curbside collection for the Orange Box.

Paint & Stain Reuse Depot

  • The Paint & Stain Reuse Depot is closed for the season. It will reopen in spring 2024.  
  • Located beside the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at the Halton Waste Management Site
  • Pick up and drop off usable paint and stain, free of charge
  • Open from spring to fall
  • The HWMS cannot guarantee which colours will be available.  

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. Donating all clothing, textiles, and household items helps support life altering services and programs to the residents of Halton Region.

Acceptable Materials

  • Accessories
    • hats, scarves, jewelry, luggage, belts, ties, etc.
  • Antiques and Collectibles
  • Clothing
    • tops, pants, suits, jackets, socks, etc.
  • Computers
    • monitors, towers, etc.
  • Electronics
    • stereos, VHS players, DVD players, TV’s, cameras, gaming consoles
    • electronics can be in any working or non-working condition and will be recycled
  • Housewares
    • household items and home décor such as dishes, cutlery, pots, pans, picture frames, area rugs, etc.
  • Media and Books
    • 8-track, Blu-rays, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, LPs, VHS, video games
    • all hard and soft cover books
  • Seasonal Items
    • Christmas, Halloween, St Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter décor and items
  • Textiles
    • anything cloth, including clothing, bedding, comforters, curtains, towels, furniture covers, place mats, sheets etc.
  • Toys

Unacceptable Materials

  • Large appliances or lawn mowers
  • Wall to wall rugs/carpets
  • Used mattresses and box springs and sofa beds
  • Sofa beds
  • Typewriters
  • Barbecues without propane tanks
  • Tires and auto parts
  • Hazardous materials (paint, cleaners, etc.)
  • Plastic or wood blinds
  • Infant equipment (cribs, strollers, car seats)
  • Pianos
  • Furniture

Electronic Waste Recycling

  • Electronic waste is accepted for free at the Halton Waste Management Site's Container Station.
  • Special Waste Drop-off Day 
    To make the recycling of household hazardous waste and electronic waste more convenient to residents, Halton Region holds Special Waste Drop-off Days throughout the year. Special Waste Drop-off Days are for Halton residents only. No commercial wastes are accepted
  • Electronic Products Recycling Association (external link) (EPRA)
    EPRA is an approved producer responsibility organization managing the regulated program that collects and responsibly recycles end-of-life electronics. Electronics are handled in a safe, secure and environmentally-sound manner.

* Protect your privacy: Halton Region is not responsible for personal information contained on your electronic devices. Clear all personal information from computers, cell phones and electronics prior to drop-off/donation.

Learn how to wipe your device (external link) and other practical tips to secure your data and protect your privacy before recycling your electronic devices.

Acceptable electronic materials:

  • Computers and modems
  • Monitors
  • TVs and receivers
  • Stereos and speakers (including vehicle stereos)
  • DVD, VCR & Blue-ray players
  • Cameras/camcorders (including security cameras)
  • Cellphones, home phones
  • Printers, copiers, fax machines
  • Headphones
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Electronic musical instruments
  • PDAs and pagers
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Projectors
  • Video gaming devices
  • Drones with audio/visual recording equipment
  • Handheld point-of-sale terminals or devices
  • All peripherals and cables (including charging cables)

Additional disposal locations

In Halton Region, there are 2 waste transfer stations. Please contact for details about accepted materials and fees.

Norjohn Transfer Systems Limited

Leferink Transfer Limited

Special Waste Drop-off Days

Throughout the year, Halton Region organizes Special Waste Drop-off Days for the convenience of local residents. Visit one of these locations near you to easily recycle and safely dispose of household hazardous waste.

Select Retail Locations

There are many retail stores that take back select household hazardous waste for safe disposal.

www.productcare.org

Accepted materials:

  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Solvents
  • Flammable liquids
www.rawmaterials.com

Accepted materials:

  • Batteries

Battery Recycling Depot

Alternative single-use and rechargeable battery locations. Drop off household batteries and your old cell phones here.

Other Battery Drop-off Locations

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

For tire drop-off locations (car, truck, farm), visit the RPRA's online collection site locator (external link).

TOP