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Another Household Hazardous Waste Event to Take Place this Saturday, June 15

Another Household Hazardous Waste Day event is taking place this Saturday, June 15! The event will be held at the Public Works Facility (1900 20th Street East) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

The complete schedule of upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Days in 2024 includes the following Saturdays: July 13, August 17, September 14, October 5, and October 19. 

When attending the events, and to help keep the line moving as quickly as possible, residents are asked to bring valid ID indicating that their home address is in one of the participating municipalities listed below and bring a filled-out Household Hazardous Waste Form. The form can be printed at home and is available on the City’s website at

This very popular program is open to residents from the following participating partner municipalities:

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

A full list of accepted materials is available at Please note that the following is 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  

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

Have items to dispose of outside of Household Hazardous Waste events? 

Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority’s (RPRA’s) ‘Where to Recycle’ map displays locations across Ontario where you can drop off used materials to be recycled, such as batteries, electronics, household hazardous waste, lighting, and tires, for free. Materials collected at these locations are reused, refurbished, recycled, or properly disposed of to help keep them out of landfills, recover valuable resources, and protect our environment. Just add your location, the distance you are willing to travel, and the type of material you’d like to recycle.  

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

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 


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