Household Hazardous Waste can injure waste collectors and contain toxins that are harmful to human and environmental health. Please bring these materials to a household hazardous waste depot for careful handling.

2021 One Day Events

Anstruther Transfer Station, 400 Anstruther Lake Road,  Apsley
  • September 8, 2021: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Smith Landfill, 1480 County Road 18, Selwyn
  • September 11, 2021: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Hall's Glen Transfer Station, 1951 County Road 6, Douro-Dummer
  • September 11, 2021: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Buckhorn Transfer Station, 3166 County Road 36, Buckhorn
  • September 12, 2021: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
6th Line Transfer Station, 900 6th Line Belmont, Havelock
  • September 18, 2021: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Norwood Public Works Yard - 4440 Hwy 7, Norwood
  • September 18, 2021: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Accepted Hazardous Waste

  • Store all materials in their original container and store in a cool dry place until you can bring them to us.
  • We can only accept household material in containers up to 20L/5gal.
  • We can only accept up to 100L of each material type per household per week.
Household Hazardous Waste includes:
  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries (all kinds)
  • Cleaners (all kinds)
  • Cosmetics/make-up
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs/tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Glues
  • Herbicides
  • Ink cartridges
  • Mercury containing devices
  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pet care products
  • Pool chemical
  • Propane cylinders (100lb/50kg max)
  • Sealants and stains
Unaccepted items include:
  • Explosive (including firecrackers and ammunition)
  • Bio-medical waste
  • Commercial hazardous waste (e.g. mechanics)
  • Pharmaceuticals (see "Needles and Medications" below)
  • Needles (see "Needles and Medications" below)

Search for specific items in the Searchable Waste Portal below.

Hazardous Waste Depot Hours and Locations

All County residents may bring their materials to any of these depots unless otherwise indicated.  Depots open in June and operate until Labour Day.  The Pido Road Depot in Peterborough is open year round.

Apsley Area 
Anstruther Transfer Station, 400 Anstruther Lake Road, Apsley
June to Labour Day
  • Sunday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 1pm

Safety Requirements:

  1. If you feel sick, stay home.
  2. Residents are required empty their vehicles and place the material on the tables. 
  3. Be patient, stay in your car and follow direction from onsite staff.
  4. Limit of 1 emptiable (motor oil or gas) container per visit. 
Buckhorn Area  
Buckhorn Transfer Station, 3166 County Road 36, Buckhorn
June to Labour Day
  • Sunday: 12pm - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 4:30pm

Safety Requirements:

  1. If you feel sick, stay home.
  2. Residents are required empty their vehicles and place the material on the tables. 
  3. Be patient, stay in your car and follow direction from onsite staff.
  4. Limit of 1 emptiable (motor oil or gas) container per visit. 
Havelock Area  
6th Line Transfer Station, 900 6th Line Belmont, Havelock
June to Labour Day
  • Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Safety Requirements:

  1. If you feel sick, stay home.
  2. Residents are required empty their vehicles and place the material on the tables. 
  3. Be patient, stay in your car and follow direction from onsite staff.
  4. Limit of 1 emptiable (motor oil or gas) container per visit. 
Keene Area - Open to OSM residents only
Drummond Line Transfer Station, 1594 Drummond Line, Keene
Year Round
  • Monday: 1pm - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
  • Friday: 1pm - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3pm

Safety Requirements:

  1. If you feel sick, stay home.
  2. Residents are required empty their vehicles and place the material on the tables. 
  3. Be patient, stay in your car and follow direction from onsite staff.
  4. Limit of 1 emptiable (motor oil or gas) container per visit. 
Lakefield and Bridgenorth Area  
Smith Landfill, 1480 County Road 18, Selwyn

Open June 1 to Labour Day

  • Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3pm 

Safety Requirements:

  1. If you feel sick, stay home.
  2. Residents are required empty their vehicles and place the material on the tables. 
  3. Be patient, stay in your car and follow direction from onsite staff.
  4. Limit of 1 emptiable (motor oil or gas) container per visit. 
Peterborough Area
Pido Road Depot, 400 Pido Road, Peterborough
May 1 to September 30
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 8am - 6pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 8am - 2pm
October 1 to April 30
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 8am -4pm
Warsaw Area 
Hall's Glen Transfer Station, 1951 County Road 6, Douro-Dummer
2021 Events
  • May 29: Cancelled
  • September 11: 10am - 2pm

Battery Recycling

Batteries do not belong in the garbage.

Batteries may be recycled year round at community drop off locations (see locations below) or at our Household Hazardous Waste depots (see above for times and locations).

Apsley Area

Transfer Station - Anstruther: 400 Anstruther Lake Road

Transfer Station - Haultain: 6879 Hwy 28, Haultain

Home Hardware: 18 Tucker St, Apsley

Library - Apsley Branch: 175 Burleigh St

Library - Woodview Branch: 66 Northey's Bay Road

Bridgenorth Area

Community Centre - Ennismore: 553 Ennis Road, Ennismore

Fire Department - Bridgenorth: 833 Ward Street, Bridgenorth

Landfill: 1480 8th Line, Selwyn

Library - Ennismore: 551 Ennis Road, Ennismore

Library - Bridgenorth: 836 Charles Street, Bridgenorth

Selwyn Township Office: 1310 Centre Line, Selwyn

School - Chemong Public: 1029 Gore Street, Bridgenorth

School - St Martin: 531 Ennis Road, Ennismore

Havelock Area
Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Office: 1 Ottawa St, Havelock
Keene Area

Municipal Office: 20 Third Street, Keene

Transfer Station - Drummond Line: 1570 Drummond Line

Lakefield Area

Fire Department - Lakefield: 42 Concession Street, Lakefield

Kawartha Chamber of Commerce: 12 Queen Street, Lakefield

Kawartha Hardware Limited: 24 Queen St, Lakefield

Library - Lakefield: 8 Queen Street, Lakefield

Landfill: 1480 8th Line, Selwyn

Peterborough Housing Corporation: 40 Rabbit Street, Lakefield

School - Lakefield Public School: 71 Bridge Street, Lakefield

School - St Paul School: 2 Grant Avenue, Lakefield

Service Ontario: 133 Water Street, Lakefield

Selwyn Township Office: 1310 Centre Line, Selwyn

Millbrook Area
Home Hardware - Millbrook: 13 King Street East, Millbrook
Norwood Area

Township of Asphodel-Norwood Municipal Office: 2357 County Road 45, Norwood

Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre: 88 Alma Street, Norwood

Transfer Station - Norwood: 187 County Road 40, Norwood

Peterborough Area

Municipal Office -  County Court House: 470 Water St, Peterborough

Municipal Office - Infrastructure Services Department: 310 Armour Road, Peterborough

Home Hardware - Chemong: 1699 Chemong Road, Peterborough

Trent Lakes

Home Hardware - Buckhorn: 3350 Buckhorn Road, Buckhorn

Transfer Station - Bobcaygeon: 42 County Road 36

Transfer Station - Buckhorn: 37 Dump Road

Transfer Station - Cavandish: 3405 County Road 507

Transfer Station - Crystal Lake: 1018 Crystal Lake Road

Warsaw Area

Township of Douro-Dummer Municipal Office: 894 South Street, Warsaw

Douro-Dummer Public Library: 435 4th Line Douro

Transfer Station - Hall's Glen: 1951 County Road 6

Needles and Medications 

We do not accept sharps (needles, syringes, and lancets) or medications (prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and supplements) at our Household Hazardous Waste depots.

Please bring all these items to a pharmacy for free safe disposal. For more information on this program, please visit the Heath Products Stewardship Association website.