The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Drop off electronic waste, hazardous waste for free in Clarington

WHITBY, ON September 20, 2017

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department, invites residents to drop off Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste (MHSW), free of charge, at a special upcoming collection event.


Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. to noon (rain or shine)


Clarington Operations Depot, 178 Darlington-Clarke Townline Road, Bowmanville (south of Highway 2)


WEEE collection: To provide residents with a convenient, free drop-off service to properly recycle their electronics, while keeping toxic materials out of the waste stream. Examples of electronic waste include: cellular phones, audio and video players, VCRs, DVD and Blu-Ray players, stereos and receivers, computer peripherals, printing devices, televisions, personal digital assistants and pagers, cameras and radios, telephones, desktop computers, monitors, camcorders and portable computers. Residents should erase personal information from hard drives and SIM cards before bringing their obsolete, broken and end of life electronics for safe and secure recycling.

MHSW collection: By safely disposing of MHSW, residents help prevent toxic materials from entering local ecosystems and local water sources. Examples of MHSW include: antifreeze; batteries; brake fluid; motor oil and filters; fluorescent light bulbs and tubes; pesticides; herbicides; fertilizers; insecticides; medications; sharps (in a secure, rigid container); pressurized tanks (propane, oxygen, helium or other gases); pool chemicals; paints; stains and solvents. Commercial, institutional, agricultural or industrial waste is not permitted.


Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, to be donated to the local food bank (please remember to check expiration dates).

For more information, including tips for preparing to attend a collection event, visit To learn more about waste management in Durham, visit, email, call 1-800-667-5671 or download the Durham Region Waste app.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.