Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste (also called MHSW) does not belong in the garbage or blue box recycling, as they contain toxins that are harmful to human and environmental health.

Some products are identified with hazard symbols, others such as make-up, soaps, prescription medications, vitamins, needles and fluorescent tubes/bulbs are not.

All of these items need careful handling to keep our land and water safe and clean.

If you require further information please contact us at 705-775-2737 or waste@county.peterborough.on.ca and we'll be pleased to assist you.

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