Household Hazardous Waste Depot to open for 2024 season

Kingston Area Recycling Centre. Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

Next week, the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, located at the Kingston Area Recycling Center at 196 Lappans Lane, will open for the season.

According to a release from the City of Kingston, the depot will resume service on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2024, and will accept household hazardous waste items on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The City provided the following measures for residents to follow while at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre, and also reminded residents to follow the directions provided by the depot attendants while visiting:

  • Stay in your vehicle while waiting for an attendant to serve you.
  • Either unload your items into a provided basket or stay in your vehicle while items are unloaded for you.
  • Bring proof of residency (i.e. a driver’s license) when dropping off household hazardous waste. For reporting purposes, the City of Kingston tracks whether facility visitors are from Kingston or another nearby community.

In the release, the City asked residents to never put hazardous material in with regular garbage or recycling and never pour it down a drain or toilet.

“Store hazardous material in original containers in a cool, dry place safely away from food, children, or pets until you can bring it to the household hazardous waste facility,” the City said.

Household Hazardous Waste includes adhesives, aerosol containers, antifreeze, batteries (all kinds), lightbulbs (all kinds), fire extinguishers, fuels, household cleaners, mercury devices (switches, thermometers and thermostats), oil, paint, propane cylinders, and solvents.

Look for warning labels and instructions on products, and handle any potentially hazardous materials with care, the City said. Do not mix hazardous materials and, when possible, bring items to the depot in their original containers.

Don’t know where it goes? Visit www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteLookup.

The City requests residents not to bring asbestos or smoke detectors (smoke detectors can go in your garbage) to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot. To dispose of explosives, flares, or ammunition, contact Kingston Police for assistance at 613-549-4660.

Certain household hazardous waste items can be dropped off at other locations, according to the release:

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