Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

The Township of The Archipelago has an Agreement with the Town of Parry Sound for the disposal of household hazardous waste at its Hazardous Waste Depot located at the MacFarlane Street Transfer Station in Parry Sound.  You will be required to present your Archipelago Waste Disposal Pass to use this site.  The MacFarlane Transfer Station will also accept household garbage and recyclables.   Please note that large items and scrap metal cannot be disposed of at this location.  As well, commercial hazardous waste is not accepted.
The depot is open year-round and closed on statutory holidays.  For directions, hours of operation and list of accepted hazardous waste, please refer to the Town of Parry Sound's website.

Why Keep HHW Separate?

Even though most household hazardous waste (HHW) is safe in small quantities and for specific uses, they contain chemicals that are harmful to human health and the environment.  If not handled appropriately, these chemicals will accumulate in quantity and can contaminate the soil or groundwater, creating dangerous habitat for fish, wildlife and human health.

By taking your HHW to the Macfarlane Street Transfer Station, you are ensuring that it will be properly disposed of.

Handling Precautions

- Always wear gloves when handling HHW.

- Never mix your chemicals.  Keep them in separate containers.

- Label HHW that you bring to a depot.  Unlabelled or questionable products could be refused.