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Hazardous Waste Day

Visiting Annual Events, Festivals & News Hazardous Waste Day

Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11am to 2pm at the Terrace Bay Tourism Info Centre Parking Lot!

Hazardous Waste Day is available to households from both Terrace Bay & Schreiber.


Information on the  2017 Event

The Township of Terrace Bay, will be holding its annual hazardous waste collection on Saturday, May 13, 2016 from 11am to 2pm at the Terrace Bay Tourism Information Centre. Collection will take place in a convenient drive-thru style with residents being guided by pylons and unloading with the help of volunteers.
Eligible Hazardous Waste Materials
The following waste material is eligible for drop-off:
  • Anti-freeze;
  • compact fluorescent light bulbs and tubes;
  • fertilizers, fungicide, herbicide, insecticides, pesticides and its containers;
  • oil containers of 30L or less and used oil filters;
  • paints and coatings along with its containers;
  • pressurized containers, such as propane tanks and fire extinguishers;
  • rechargeable batteries (please separate from single-use batteries)
  • Single-use batteries** (not including car batteries), and;
  • solvents and paint strippers.

** Car batteries will not be accepted this year, please take them to any participating local automotive repair businesses who will receive them free of charge.

Eligible Phase 2 Materials
Hazardous Waste Day will not accept the drop-off of any electronic waste. Electronic waste recycling is available to residents year-round. To find out more about our electronic waste recycling program, please visit: Terrace Bay – Diversion.


2014 Event Results — May 31, 2014 — An Even Bigger Success!

We held our Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 11am to 2pm and it was a great success! We collected and diverted over 5.5 tonnes of hazardous waste materials, including paint, batteries, propane, tanks and more!

Hazardous Waste Day 2014
Many thanks to Potter Environmental and our awesome volunteers for the success of our 2014 event!

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Make the Drop

Orange Drop is an industry-funded recycling program aimed at keeping hazardous and special waste materials out of Ontario’s landfills and waterways. The Orange Drop Program allows Ontarians to return designated materials to local Municipal HHW Depots, retail sites and collection events across Ontario.
The Electronic Waste Depot is open during regular landfill hours.
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2013 Event Results — May 25, 2013 — Great Turnout for Hazardous Waste Day!

Terrace Bay had a great turnout at its annual Hazardous Waste Recycling Day. The collection team brought in tonnes of waste which was then transported to Thunder Bay for disposal or recycling in a safe manner. Many thanks to the incredible volunteers that came out for the event and the service from industry partner Potter Environmental. Funding for the Hazardous Waste Day is received from Stewardship Ontario and the Recycling Council of Ontario.
Hazardous Waste Day Collection
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