The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Durham Region to hold household hazardous waste collection event in Uxbridge

WHITBY, ON September 10, 2014

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department invites residents to drop off household hazardous waste (HHW) free of charge at a special upcoming collection event.


Saturday Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine


Uxbridge Seniors Centre, 75 Marietta St., Uxbridge


To divert HHW from landfill at no charge to residents. Examples of HHW include: antifreeze; single-use and rechargeable batteries; brake fluid; motor oil and filters; fluorescent light bulbs and tubes; pesticides; herbicides; fertilizers; insecticides; old prescription and over-the-counter medications; sharps (in a secure, rigid container); propane tanks; pool chemicals; paints; and solvents.


Through the Region’s pilot Mercury Recovery program, residents will be given one free digital oral thermometer in exchange for mercury-containing devices such as thermometers, thermostats, barometers, hydrometers and blood-pressure monitors. Only household items will be accepted for exchange and a limit of one thermometer per day, per vehicle applies. The first 200 residents who drop off HHW at this event can also pick up a free gallon of recycled paint (one per vehicle). 

In addition to collection events, residents are encouraged to bring dedicated loads of HHW to their local waste management facility for free disposal throughout the year. Residents are asked to use non-returnable containers only. Commercial, institutional, agricultural or industrial waste is not permitted. Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the local food bank. For waste management facility locations and hours of operation, visit

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.