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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), waste disposal, and more.

COVID-19 Update

The Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS) is open and regular operating hours continue, with some service suspensions in place:

  • Only credit and debit are being accepted at this time (no cash or coins).
  • If necessary, residents can pick up a Blue Box or Green Cart at the HWMS, but will be required to pick up their own and carry them to their vehicle. In order to ensure a sufficient supply is available to all residences, one blue box and one green cart per vehicle will be provided.
  • All spring waste events, including Special Waste Drop-off Days and the Fall Compost Giveaway, have been cancelled for 2021. Learn more about our waste events and resources.
  • The Reuse Depot/donation centre is open for donations. Health and safety measures are in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, and furniture is not being accepted at this time.
  • The Reuse Paint and Stain Depot remains closed until further notice. 
  • All tours are suspended until further notice.

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 Openings (every Sunday
    from May to June, 8 a.m. – 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:

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 $170/tonne from 0 tonnes
Green Cart organics (residential only)
Eye glasses
Natural bottle corks
Unlimited Free of charge
Tires with Rims
Up to 10 tires per household, per day Free of charge
Household Hazardous Waste (residential only) Up to 20L per household, per trip Free of charge
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 $170/tonne from 0 tonnes
Large appliances (fridge, freezer, stove, dishwasher, air conditioner, etc.) Per appliance $5/appliance
Garbage/ Mixed solid waste
Scrap metal
50kg or less $5/load
51 - 150kg $10/load
More than 150kg $170/tonne from 0 tonnes
Non-reinforced bricks, concrete, rubble
Pieces must be 1 square foot or less
No bags or containers
Less than a wheel barrow $5/load
More than a wheel barrow
(equivalent to a pick-up truck)
Dump truck loads
(requires prior approval)
Free of charge
Clean fill (soil, sod)
Maximum 3 loads per year
Commercial loads not accepted
No bags or containers
Less than a wheel barrow $5/load
More than a wheel barrow
(equivalent to a pick-up truck)
No bags or containers
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 $340/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
  • Empty oil drums and tanks and cut in half
  • Secure open loads with tarp or rope
  • Arrange for additional assistance to help unload heavy material

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

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


  • 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
  • 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 and Stain Reuse Depot remains closed until further notice.
  • 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

COVID-19 Update

Please use the donation drop zone at the front of the Reuse Depot to help maintain physical distancing. Furniture is not being accepted at this time.


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.

Accepted materials:

  • Oil filters
  • Empty oil containers
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries

Accepted materials:

  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Solvents
  • Flammable liquids

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 (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).