Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

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. 
Please note that residents will be required to present their Archipelago waste disposal card to the site attendant in order to use the MacFarlane site.  Residents may also dispose of their household garbage and blue box recycling at the MacFarlane site.  Please ensure that your recyclables are sorted prior to disposal and that household garbage, fibres and containers are all disposed of in the proper designated bins.
Large items and scrap metal cannot be disposed of at this location.  As well, commercial hazardous waste is not accepted.
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 hazardous waste.
  • Never mix chemicals; keep them in separate containers.
  • Label the hazardous waste that you dispose of a the depot.  Unlabeled or questionable products could be refused.