Household hazardous and special products

The City of London operates a Hazardous and Special Products Depot and offers residents a safe way to dispose of hazardous and special products waste. This includes materials that are corrosive, flammable, poisonous or reactive. 

The Recycle Coach App can help answer questions about drop off services offered by the City of London.

Accepted materials
  • Bleach
  • Cleansers
  • Drain cleaners
  • Batteries
  • Flea powder
  • Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Nail polish & remover
  • Oven cleaners
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Thermometers, thermostats, carbon monoxide detectors
  • Antifreeze
  • Brake fluid
  • Gasoline
  • Glues
  • Motor oil
  • Car care products
  • Turpentine
  • Paint (empty paint cans with their lids off can go in your blue box). Visit Product Care Recycling for other paint recycling locations near you.
  • Paint thinners, solvents
  • Fertilizers
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • The following materials are accepted at the Hazardous and Special Products Depot and at EnviroDepots.
  • Batteries
  • Car batteries
  • Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Propane tanks and cylinders
  • Fats, oils, and grease
Disposal fees for hazardous and special products

This is a depot for residential use and there is no charge for residents of the City of London or Middlesex County, and to businesses disposing of small quantities from London and Middlesex County. The exemption limit for businesses disposing of Hazardous and Special Products is 5 kg/month (60 kg/year) and is 25 kg/month (300 kg/year) for liquid industrial waste. Businesses must complete a small quantity exemption form, contact

Businesses with larger quantities cannot use this depot and must dispose of their special waste with a private contractor according to provincial regulations.


Last modified:Monday, April 08, 2024