Household Hazardous Waste

Canada Day 

There will be no household waste collection on Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1. Residents who normally have waste collection on Wednesdays will instead receive waste collection on Saturday, July 4. Place waste at the roadside no later than 7 a.m. on Saturday for collection.

There is no change to landfill and transfer station hours on Canada Day. There is no change to Recycling Centre hours on Canada Day; however, the Recycling Centre office remains closed to the public.

COVID-19 Update

Effective Saturday, July 11, the City of Greater Sudbury will reopen the front counter of the Frobisher Street Recycling Centre to the public. The counter has been closed since mid-March in line with other COVID-19 closures.

The counter will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. for purchase of backyard composters, kitchen collectors and Big Blues. Payment by credit or debit is encouraged.

The Recycling Centre will not be distributing blue boxes or exchanging damaged green carts. Residents are asked to place an order on the Waste Wise app, online at, or by calling 311.

Effective June 8, the weekly residential garbage bag limit will change from four bags to two bags per household.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a separate truck may be dispatched to collect leaf and yard trimmings following regularly scheduled collection days. Please leave your Leaf and Yard Waste at the roadside and it will be picked up as soon as possible.

The Sudbury, Azilda and Hanmer landfills will be open Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sites are closed on certain statutory holidays. 

The Walden Small Vehicle Transfer Station will be open Monday to Friday, from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The site is closed on certain statutory holidays.  

In order to maintain physical distancing, only four to six vehicles will be permitted onsite at a time. Residents should be prepared for longer than usual wait times at all sites. The City has set up a live camera at the Sudbury landfill site so that residents can see how busy it is before they make the trip. Check out the live feed at

Landfill LivestreamPayment by debit or credit card is preferred.

The Household Hazardous Waste Depot will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays: May 23; May 30; June 13; July 11; August 8; September 5, 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 14 and December 12, 2020.
In order to maintain physical distancing, residents will be asked to remain in their vehicles as the site attendants remove the hazardous waste from their vehicles. Please ensure that all hazardous waste is delivered in sealed and labelled containers.



Household Hazardous Waste

Don't throw hazardous waste in the garbage, down the sink or in the sewer!

Bring it to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot for free disposal. If you can’t bring it yourself, call the Toxic Taxi for free home collection service. 

If you are unsure about whether an item is considered hazardous waste, use our Waste Wise tool to find out. 

Learn more about common types of household hazardous waste (PDF, 33 KB).

Learn about special disposal options for household batteries, medications and sharps (syringes, needles & lancets).