Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Effective March 28, 2020 the Town of Parry Sound's Transfer Station will only be accepting household garbage and recycling. Household hazardous waste is temporarily suspended until further notice. Please continue to check the Town of Parry Sound's website for updates.
The Township of The Archipelago has an Agreement with the Town of Parry Sound for Archipelago residents to dispose of household hazardous waste at the Town's hazardous waste depot located at its MacFarlane Street transfer station.
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.
- Always wear gloves when handling hazardous waste.
- Never mix chemicals; keep them in separate containers.
- Label the hazardous waste that you dispose of a the depot. Unlabelled or questionable products could be refused.