Household hazardous products that are improperly used, stored or disposed can enter groundwater and surface water supplies, contaminating our drinking water sources and endangering human health.
Household hazardous waste should never be put in the regular garbage, poured down a sink, out onto the ground or down a storm sewer because it could travel to our drinking water sources.
Correct disposal of toxic and harmful substances will help to keep our drinking water sources safe and protect human health. Many everyday items can become hazardous waste when not properly disposed. For examples of these products or how to tell if something is hazardous click here.
Your actions can make a difference. You can help to protect drinking water sources.
See "Let's Keep Chemicals Out of Drinking Water Sources" fact sheet.
Participate in your municipality's Household Hazardous Waste program.
Contact your municipality for information about household hazardous waste disposal near you:
City of Belleville
City of Quinte West
County of Prince Edward
Municipality of Centre Hastings
Municipality of Marmora and Lake
Municipality of Tweed
Town of Deseronto
Town of Greater Napanee
Township of Addington Highlands
Township of Central Frontenac
Township of Madoc
Township of North Frontenac
Township of South Frontenac
Township of Stirling Rawdon
Township of Stone Mills
Township of Tudor Cashel
Township of Tyendinaga