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How to Sort Your Waste


What Do I Do With...?


Home health care waste:

Home health-care waste goes in the garbage. Watch our video showing how to dispose of household medical waste.

Always double-bag these home health-care waste items before putting them in your garbage cart or garbage bag for collection:

  • casts
  • catheters
  • colostomy bags
  • dialysis waste (e.g. tubing, filters, disposable towels and sheets)
  • disposable pads, gowns, gloves, masks and aprons
  • gastric and nasal tubs
  • IV bags and tubing
  • soiled dressing and incontinence products
  • sponges

Never put home health-care waste in your recycling or organics cart.

Excess home health-care waste

If thereís too much health home-care waste to fit in your garbage, you may be eligible for the Regionís medical waste exemption list. Please call the Region of Peelís Waste Line at 905-791-9499 (in Caledon toll-free at 905-584-2216) or email to ask how you can be added to the list.

Sharps: a special category

Sharps include:

  • auto-injectors
  • injection pens
  • injectors
  • lancets
  • needles
  • prefilled pens
  • syringes

Safe disposal of sharps

Sharps are a special category of home health-care waste. Always place sharps in a biohazard container for safe, free disposal. Never dispose of sharps in your garbage, organics or recycling.

To safely dispose of sharps:

  1. Pick up a free biohazard container from a Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC)
  2. Fill the container
  3. Return the filled container to a CRC for safe, free disposal and pick up a new empty container for free.

The Ontario Sharps Collection Program for local pharmacies also provides a similar service for sharps disposal. Visit the Health Products Stewardship Association Ė Ontario website for more information.

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