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Hazardous waste is the most dangerous of all waste. It can immediately effect humans and the environment or its full effects may take years to appear.

To divert household hazardous waste from entering landfills, the County operates a permanent, year-round household hazardous waste depot in Holmesville at the Mid-Huron Recycling Centre (located at 37506A Huron Road) and offers an annual Hazardous Waste Disposal Day event. Household hazardous waste materials can be taken to the depot, dropped off at disposal event day or consider one of the other alternative hazardous waste disposal locations, which can be found at  These disposal services are offered free of charge to all residents of Huron County.

The Mid-Huron Recycling Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm and is closed on Sundays and Holidays.

The last load of waste will be accepted 30 minutes prior to closing.

Accepted household hazardous waste includes:

acids and alkalines
batteries (wet and dry cell)
florescent bulbs and compact florescent bulbs
household cleaners and detergents
lawn and garden chemicals
mercury switches and thermostats
miscellaneous organic waste chemicals
miscellaneous waste inorganic chemicals
motor oil and other automotive fluids
other inorganic sludges, slurries or solids
paints, pigments and coatings
paints, stains and related solvents/acids and chemical strippers
petroleum distillates
prescription medicines
syringes and sharps (contained in glass, metal or very hard plastic with screw top lid)
waste compressed gas including cylinders
waxes and polishes

Hazardous waste should remain in its original container! No containers will be returned. Please note that PCB’s, commercial, infectious or radioactive wastes are not accepted at facilities in Huron County.

General Inquiries

p: 519-236-4351 or 1-877-236-4351
f: 519-236-4329

Municipality of Bluewater
Box 250, 14 Mill Ave
Zurich, ON Canada
N0M 2T0

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


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