- Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Peel’s CRCs accept residential household hazardous waste for safe disposal, free of charge. Household hazardous waste must not be included in your curbside garbage or recycling collection, or poured down the drain. Some household hazardous waste can be dropped off at participating retail stores and service stations. Visit dowhatyoucan.ca to find a location near you.
Businesses in Peel that generate small quantities of hazardous waste may apply to dispose of it at peelregion.ca/BHW.
Hazardous waste includes items that are marked with these symbols:
Flammable Explosive Corrosive Toxic
There is an 80 L (20 gal.) limit per day on the following items:
- acids and bases
- adhesives (all types)
- aerosol cans (full or partially full)
- brake and transmission fluid
- cleaners and detergents
- fertilizers and pesticides
- fire extinguishers
- fuels (gas, kerosene, etc.)
- pool chemicals
- medication and pharmaceutical products
- motor oil and filters
- paints/stains and solvents
- photographic chemicals
- Peel’s CRCs accept sharps (needles, syringes and lancets) only in biohazard containers specifically designed to contain these items
- Pick up and drop off biohazard containers at any CRC, free of charge
Do not pour any pharmaceuticals down the drain or flush them down the toilet. Bring them to a CRC for safe disposal, free of charge.
- Reusable goods
The Region operates reusable goods drop-off areas, exchanges and/or retail stores at its CRCs. Donated items are resold at moderate prices at the Bolton and Brampton CRCs. Residents are welcome to pick up items, free of charge, at the Caledon CRC.
Caledon Community Services also provides pick-up for donations to, and delivery for items purchased from the ReUstore and Chez Thrift.
To schedule a pick-up or drop-off, call 905-951-2300.
Battleford CRC – Goodwill Donation Centre
Brampton CRC – Goodwill Donation Centre & Reuse Store
Bolton CRC – Caledon Community Services ReUstore
Fewster CRC – Goodwill Donation Centre
Drop-off Areas – Reusable items in good condition may be dropped off, free of charge, at any CRC. Items in poor condition will not be accepted for reuse and a disposal fee may apply.
Acceptable reusable items
- building materials
- dimensional lumber
- doors and windows
- home furnishings
- plumbing fixtures
- tools and shop equipment
- working small appliances
- All household electronics are accepted
- Dedicated loads of select electronics are accepted, free of charge. See page 14.
Note – Remove all batteries and toner cartridges before dropping off electronics. Batteries can be disposed of at a CRC household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off area.
- blue box recycling items
- large metal appliances and fixtures
- scrap metal – maximum 2.4 m (8 ft.) in length
- tires – passenger car or light truck tires
- select electronics, (see page 14 for list)
Drop-off fees apply for the following items
- scrap wood – maximum 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length
- residential yard waste (accepted free of charge, year-round, at the Bolton and Caledon CRCs only)
Note – drop-off fees apply for the following items:
- clean fill – soil, topsoil, clay, sand
- construction and demolition material (insulation must be double bagged). No asbestos
- rubble – brick, concrete, asphalt, ceramic tile, porcelain
- used cooking oil from deep fryers (no charge)
- biomedical waste (e.g. items soiled with bodily fluids)
- flares, fireworks and ammunition
- food waste (green bin material)
- heavy equipment tires
- heavy truck and tractor trailer tires
- institutional, commercial and industrial waste
- PCB-contaminated waste
- radioactive waste
- smoke detectors
- tires from businesses
Do not bring these items to the CRCs. To dispose of flares, fireworks and ammunition, call your local police department. In Brampton and Mississauga call 905-453-3311. In Caledon call 905-584-2241.