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

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



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.