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GFL provides household hazardous waste collection, recycling and disposal services to municipalities across North America. 

We hold all necessary licenses and approvals to run multiple mobile collection events. GFL is also able to operate and maintain your municipality’s permanent collection facility. Our experienced onsite teams include chemical technicians, trained operators and assistants who can answer questions about household hazardous waste. 

Our household hazardous waste collection events also provide us with an opportunity to engage more closely with our communities and educate the public about waste diversion. 

What to Bring to a Collection Event

GFL receives the following items at our household hazardous waste sites and events: 

  • Latex or oil-based paints 
  • Coatings or spray paints 
  • Aerosol containers 
  • Solvents or turpentines 
  • Furniture and paint strippers 
  • Oil filters 
  • Lubricating oil and containers 
  • Automotive lead acid batteries 
  • Household single-use dry cell and rechargeable batteries 
  • Anti-freeze and containers 
  • BBQ lighter fluids 
  • Propane tanks and pressurized containers 
  • Fertilizers 
  • Pesticides 
  • Insecticides and herbicides 
  • Disinfectants 
  • Rat and mouse poisons 
  • Pool chemicals 
  • Household cleaners 
  • Used sharps 
  • Medicines and prescriptions 
  • Light tubes and bulbs 
  • Gasoline and waste oil 

GFL’s household hazardous waste events are open only to residential waste. We do not accept commercial, institutional or industrial-generated waste. 

Services vary by location. For more information or to inquire about service, please contact your local branch. 


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