Household Hazardous Waste Event – Saturday, July 25, 2020

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Household Hazardous Waste Event – Saturday, July 25, 2020

Owen Sound, Ontario
Monday, July 20, 2020

The first Household Hazardous Waste Day of 2020 will be held at the Public Works Facility at 1900 20th Street East from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. on Saturday, July 25.


This popular program is open to residents from the following municipalities in 2020:


·         City of Owen Sound;

·         Township of Chatsworth;

·         Township of Georgian Bluffs;

·         Municipality of Grey Highlands;

·         Municipality of Meaford; and

·         Municipality of West Grey.


Please note that we do not accept the following:


·         Infectious wastes (such as syringes);

·         Radioactive wastes;

·         Explosives (ammunition, flares, gun powder);

·         Unidentified waste (unlabeled items); and

·         Improperly contained waste (compromised containers, missing lids, leaking materials).


We also cannot accept hazardous waste from commercial, industrial or farm operations.


For a full list of what is accepted, and to download a copy of the Hazardous Waste Report form (that can be completed before arrival), residents are asked to visit the City Website.


There will be four more Household Hazardous Waste Days in 2020 on August 8th, September 12th, October 3rd and October 24th


The City of Owen Sound’s Household Hazardous Waste Days are aimed at keeping hazardous waste out of Ontario’s landfills and waterways. The materials you drop off are recycled or otherwise disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly matter. Working together will ensure our environment is protected for future generations.


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


Quick Facts:

§  In 2019, The City collected 69.21 tonnes of Household Hazardous Waste.






Cassandra Cesco, BET

Supervisor of Environmental Services

City of Owen Sound, Engineering Services

808 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 2H4

Cell: (519) 373-6067

Phone: (519) 376-4440 ext: 3223



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