Special Disposal for Batteries, Medications and Sharps (Syringes, Needles & Lancets)


Examples of single-use and rechargeable batteries that fall under the Batteries Regulation are button cells, AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, lantern batteries, sealed lead acid batteries and replacement batteries for products that weigh under 5 kg or less. 

Drop them off at the following locations:

Medications and Sharps (Syringes, Needles and Lancets) 

You can bring your unused or expired medications and sharps (syringes, needles and lancets) to your local pharmacies where they will collect and dispose of them.

Confirm with your pharmacy that they accept expired or unused medicines and sharps or locate a pharmacy near you that accepts medications and sharps. 

Visit any participating pharmacy to receive an approved sharps container, free of charge.

If your local pharmacy is unable to accept expired or unused medications then bring them to the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Depot. 

If you are a pharmacy wanting to learn more, please contact Stewardship Ontario.