Household Hazardous Waste Facility to Close for 2016 Season

Published on: 2016/11/22 - in Releases

The last drop-off days for 2016 at the Household Hazardous Waste facility at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC), 196 Lappan’s Lane, are:

– Thursday, Nov. 24 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
– Saturday, Nov. 26 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

The facility reopens on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

See or for a list of retailers who accept certain hazardous waste items year-round.

Before heading out to the Household Hazardous Waste facility:

– Check your household for hazardous waste items like: pesticides, batteries (single-use, rechargeable and automotive), solvents, pool chemicals, paint thinners, removers or strippers, paint, paint thinners, oven cleaners, bleach, drain cleaners, ammonia, oil and oil containers, antifreeze, propane cylinders and compact fluorescent light bulbs. See a full list at
– Bring proof of residency. The City reports households that visit the facility from Kingston, as well as from adjacent municipalities. Proof of residency (i.e., driver’s license, health card, etc.) is required upon delivery of household hazardous waste.

Over the winter, residents should store hazardous materials in original containers in a cool, dry place, safely away from food, children or pets.

Never put hazardous waste in the garbage or down the drain. Look for warning labels and instructions on products and handle any potentially hazardous materials with care. Do not mix hazardous materials and, when possible, bring items in their original containers.

Kingston residents can now return unused or expired medications and sharps for free to participating pharmacies in Kingston. For a list of collection locations near you, please visit

Drop off batteries (single-use and rechargeable only) any time at: City Hall, 216 Ontario St.; INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.; Rideaucrest Home, 175 Rideau St.; or the main office at KARC at 196 Lappan’s Lane.

Release source: City of Kingston | Photo via  Flickr (cc)