Household hazardous (special) waste

The City of London operates a Household Special Waste Depot, and offers residents a safe way to dispose of household hazardous (special) waste.  This includes any material that is corrosive, flammable, ignitable or reactive. 

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

COVID-19: Service updates

Help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres when visiting.
  • Cash is not accepted at the landfill until further notice. Credit and Debit continue to be accepted.
  • Complete your visit safely and quickly, and then please leave the depot.
  • Do not mingle and socialize.
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 Regeneration for other paint recycling locations near you.
  • Paint thinners, solvents
  • Fertilizers
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • The following materials are accepted at the Household Special Waste Depot and at  EnviroDepots.

  • Batteries
  • Car batteries
  • Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Propane tanks and cylinders
  • Fats, oils, and grease
Disposal fees for household hazardous (special) waste 

This is a depot for residential use and there is no charge for residents of the City of London and Middlesex County, and to businesses disposing of small quantities from London and Middlesex County. The exemption limit for businesses disposing of hazardous waste is 5 kg/month (60 kg/year), and is 25 kg/month (300 kg/year) for liquid industrial waste.

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, October 19, 2020