Household Hazardous Waste Depot

COVID-19 Update – November 2021

The front counter at the Recycling Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon for the purchase of kitchen collectors and Big Blues.

Blue boxes and green carts are available for home delivery by placing an order through the Waste Wise app, online at www.greatersudbury.ca/wastewise or by contacting 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (311.greatersudbury.ca).

The Household Hazardous Waste Depot is open on select Saturdays. This schedule for drop-off days can be accessed through Waste Wise or by contacting 311. The Toxic Taxi will continue to operate for contactless home collection of residential household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, residents can email toxictaxi@greatersudbury.ca or call 705-560-9019.

The Reuse Center at the Sudbury Landfill is open on Saturdays. Landfill sites remain open with limited capacity. Residents should be prepared for longer than usual wait times. 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. The live feed is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/landfill-livestream.

Landfill Livestream

 
 

The Household Hazardous Waste Depot is located at 1853 Frobisher St. (off Falconbridge Road).

2022 Dates and Hours

Open only on the following Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • January 8
  • February 5
  • March 12
  • April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • May 7, 14, 21, 28
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 3, 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
  • November 12
  • December 10

Items we accept

  • medicines and sharps (syringes, needles and lancets)
  • household and car batteries
  • butane lighters and cylinders
  • kerosene and gasoline
  • vehicle fluids (windshield washer, motor oil, antifreeze, transmission and brake fluid)
  • glues and cements
  • paint materials (paints, thinners, turpentine, paint strippers, stains and preservatives)
  • rust removers
  • ammonia
  • aerosols
  • drain openers and oven cleaners
  • fire extinguishers
  • fertilizers, weed and bug killers
  • propane tanks and cylinders
  • pool chemicals
  • fluorescent tubes and thermometers

If you don’t see your items in the list above please check our Waste Wise tool to find out how to dispose of your waste.

To reduce the need to bring common items to the Hazardous Waste Depot, check out some alternative cleaning products (PDF, 323 KB) you can make yourself.

Check out the Regeneration program for more locations to drop off paint.

Drop off instructions for household hazardous waste

  • All waste must be clearly labelled and in sealed containers. Reusable containers will not be returned.
  • Do not mix different products together.
  • Syringes must be in a puncture-proof container.

Items we do not accept

  • We do not accept commercial, industrial, institutional (includes non-profit), pathological, PCB, explosive, radioactive or unknown waste