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The opening of the Household Hazardous Waste depot will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See other changes to Solid Waste services.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) does not go in your garbage and must be diverted from landfill. 

The City's HHW Depot operates at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC), 196 Lappan's Lane and is open to all residents of the City of Kingston and Loyalist Township on Thursdays (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Saturdays (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) from April through November:

KARC cannot accept hazardous waste when the HHW Depot is closed. You may drop off single-use batteries and CFL bulbs (no tubes) year-round in the KARC office.

Accessing the HHW Depot

  • All residents and businesses entering KARC to use the HHW Depot must remain to the right of the pylons during operating hours.
  • Remain in your vehicle until you are at the front of the line.
  • Inform the depot attendant what material you are dropping off. 
  • Hazardous Waste staff will remove the hazardous waste from your vehicle and return any containers as requested.

For residents of Kingston, there is no charge to drop off HHW.

For business using the HHW depot, fees will apply.

What you can and cannot bring

DO bring these items to the HHW Depot

Adhesives, aerosol containers, antifreeze, batteries (all kinds), compact fluorescent lights and tubes, fire extinguishers, fuels, household cleaners, mercury devices (switches, thermometers and thermostats), oil, paint, propane cylinders and solvents.

DO NOT bring these items to the HHW Depot

Asbestos, incandescent light bulbs or smoke detectors (smoke detectors can go in your garbage). To dispose of explosives, flares or ammunition, contact Kingston Police for assistance at 613-549-4660.

Medication and needles: Medication and needles are no longer acceptable in the HHW program. See the medication and needles section to learn more about how to divert these materials.

Business Hazardous Waste: The HHW facility will accept hazardous materials from businesses that generate small quantities. Up to 100L (or equivalent) of material will be accepted each month from businesses. Fees will apply.

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