Household Hazardous Waste Depot Opens April 4

Published on: 2024/03/28 - in Releases

RELEASE — The Household Hazardous Waste Depot opens for the season on Thursday, April 4.

Located at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre, 196 Lappan’s Lane, the depot accepts household hazardous waste items on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents are reminded to follow the directions provided by the depot attendants while visiting.

Measures to follow while at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre 

    • 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.
    • Bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, 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), light bulbs (all kinds), fire extinguishers, fuels, household cleaners, mercury devices (switches, thermometers and thermostats), oil, paint, propane cylinders and solvents.

Don’t know where it goes?

Note: Do not bring asbestos or smoke detectors (smoke detectors can go in your garbage) to the depot. 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 by phone at 613-548-5860 to report its location.