Items with the corrosive, explosive, flammable and toxic symbols should never be placed in your garbage or recycling, or poured down a drain.

Instead, County of Haliburton residents with a valid Dysart et al or Algonquin Highlands or Highlands East or Minden Hills landfill card can drop off these items at one of our Household Hazardous Waste Days:

Saturday, July 9, 2022

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Haliburton Landfill, 222 Industrial Park Road, Haliburton

Saturday, August 20, 2022

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Harcourt Landfill, 1123 Packard Road, Harcourt 

Saturday, September 17, 2022 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

West Guilford Landfill, 11903 Hwy 118, West Guilford 

New for 2022! Any resident of the County of Haliburton can attend any of these Household Hazardous Waste Days!


  • Remain inside your vehicle at the hazardous waste drop off: event staff will unload your household hazardous waste for you.
  • Make your household hazardous waste easily accessible: keep it separate from other wastes or items in your vehicle.
  • Assess your health before attending: if you are feeling sick, do not attend.
  • Attending an event outside your regular municipality? Only your household hazardous waste will be accepted (no other wastes).

Items Accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Days

Any containers with fluids (ie, gasoline, oil, paint, etc.) must have secure, proper lids or caps.

  • Aerosol cans (full or partially full)
  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries - vehicle (automotive, marine, etc.)
  • Batteries - household (rechargeable and single-use)
  • Cleaners (bleach, oven cleaner, etc.)
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Fertilizers
  • Finishing products (varnish, glue, etc.)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gasoline (containers NOT returned)
  • Motor oil (must be capped)
  • Paint (latex and oil, full or partially full)
  • Pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane cylinders
  • Propane tanks
  • Solvents (varsol, paint thinners, etc.)

Not Accepted

  • Sharps (needles, syringes, lancets)
  • PCBs
  • Radioactive waste
  • Pathological waste

Due to provincial regulations, these events are for residents only. Hazardous waste is NOT accepted from businesses and organizations, including builders, camps, charities, contractors, painting companies, places of worship, restaurants, retailers, schools, etc. These businesses and organizations need to arrange private haulage and processing of hazardous waste:

Special Waste

In addition to our Household Hazardous Waste Days, you can drop off special waste at our landfills at any time. These special waste items include:

  • Antifreeze containers - 30 litres or less (empty only)
  • Household batteries
  • Oil containers - 30 litres or less (empty only)
  • Propane cylinders (empty only)
  • Propane tanks (empty only)

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