Another Household Hazardous Waste Event is Taking Place this Saturday

Posted on Thursday September 14, 2023


Another Household Hazardous Waste Day is taking place this Saturday, September 16 and will be held at the Public Works Facility (1900 20th Street East) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This program ensures that hazardous materials are recycled or otherwise disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly manner to keep them out of landfills and waterways.

Household Hazardous Waste Day is open to residents from the following municipalities:

  • City of Owen Sound
  • Township of Chatsworth
  • Township of Georgian Bluffs
  • Municipality of Grey Highlands
  • Municipality of Meaford

When attending the events, and to help move through the line as quickly as possible, residents are asked to bring valid ID indicating their home address from the townships listed below.  They are also asked to complete the Household Hazardous Waste Form ahead of time at

A full list of accepted materials is available at Please note that the following items are not accepted:

  • Infectious wastes (such as syringes)
  • Radioactive wastes
  • Explosives (ammunition, flares, gunpowder)
  • Unidentified waste (unlabeled items)
  • Improperly contained waste (compromised containers, missing lids, leaking materials)

 Hazardous waste from commercial, industrial, or farm operations cannot be accepted.

The remaining Household Hazardous Waste Days for 2023 will take place on:

  • Saturday, October 14
  • Saturday, October 28

The City of Owen Sound also offers a leaf and yard waste compost site to City residents, as well as Georgian Bluffs and Meaford residents. Other waste management efforts and information are available at

For more information, please contact Heidi Jennen at 519-376-4440 ext. 3223 or email at

Quick Facts:

  • The City of Owen Sound’s Household Hazardous Waste Days are aimed at keeping hazardous waste out of Ontario’s landfills and waterways.
  • A full list of accepted materials and the Hazardous Waste form are available at
    • Household Hazardous Waste Day events are set to take place in Owen Sound on the following Saturdays in 2023: September 16, October 14, and October 28



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