Household Hazardous Waste Depot Opens April 1

Published on: 2021/03/30 - in Releases

RELEASE — The Household Hazardous Waste Depot opens for the season on Thursday, April 1.

Located at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) , 196 Lappan’s Lane, the depot accepts household hazardous waste items:

  • Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
  • Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UPDATE – Due to the Provincial government’s shut down, the Depot will only be open on Thursdays (for at least as long as the shutdown continues):

Physical distancing and contactless service measures are in place, and residents are reminded to follow the directions provided by the depot attendants while visiting.

Directions include:

  • stay in your vehicle while waiting for an attendant to serve you.
  • either unload your items into a provided basket or stay in your vehicle while items are unloaded for you.
  • wear a non-medical mask while using the service and wash or sanitize hands before and after visiting.
  • bring proof of residency (i.e. a driver’s licence) when dropping off household hazardous waste. For reporting purposes, the City of Kingston tracks whether facility visitors are from Kingston or another nearby community.

About Household Hazardous Waste And What To Bring

Never put hazardous material in with regular garbage or recycling and never pour it down a drain or toilet. Store hazardous material in original containers in a cool, dry place safely away from food, children or pets until you can bring it to the household hazardous waste facility.

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.

Household Hazardous Waste includes items such as adhesives, aerosol containers, antifreeze, batteries (all kinds), compact fluorescent lights and tubes, fire extinguishers, fuels, household cleaners, mercury devices (switches, thermometers and thermostats), oil, paint, propane cylinders and solvents.

Don’t know where it goes?

DO NOT bring these items to the HHW Depot

Asbestos, incandescent light bulbs or smoke detectors (smoke detectors can go in your garbage). To dispose of explosives, flares or ammunition, contact Kingston Police for assistance at 613-549-4660.

Certain household hazardous waste items can be dropped off at other locations.

  • Expired or unused pharmaceuticals and your needles: If you find a needle, do not touch it. Contact KFL&A Public Health via the Street Health Centre at 613-549-1440 to report its location.
  • Visit or to find a list of retailers that take some household hazardous waste items.

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Release: City of Kingston