Acceptable Materials

Acceptable Materials

Absolutely no household garbage is accepted at this site. This includes bags of garbage or anything small enough to fit into a garbage bag. If you have loose small items, your load will be rejected.

Items that are household garbage

  • Bags of garbage
  • Shoes, clothes
  • Sheets, bedding and pillows
  • Small knick knacks
  • Plastic trophies
  • Small kids toys – soccer balls, basket balls, dolls, sand toys, toy cars, board games
  • Plastic wrap from packaging, such as mattress covers, drop sheets, etc.
  • Non-recyclable flower pots
  • Kitchen scraps
  • Empty paint trays, drop sheets
  • Sweepings
  • Animal feces and litter

Acceptable Items/Disposal Bins

Please remember that you are responsible for unloading your vehicle! Staff are there to monitor loads, answer questions, ensure facility compliance, and ensure a smoothly running facility – not to unload your vehicle.

Asphalt Shingles
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Tar paper

Please note that asphalt, such as asphalt from driveways, is not accepted anywhere at this site.

  • Audio/video players and recorders
  • Cameras
  • Cellular phones, pagers, telephones and answering machines
  • Copiers
  • Desktop and portable computers
  • Equalizers/amplifiers
  • Modems, keyboards, mice, hard drives
  • Monitors and televisions
  • Personal hand-held computers
  • Printers
  • Video recorders and video players
  • Radios, receivers, speakers and turntables
  • Scanners
  • Typewriters
  • Mirrors
  • Picture frame glass
  • Shower and patio doors
  • Windows

Please note, glass from drinking glasses must be disposed of safely in your household garbage. You must place glass in a plastic non-puncture container or box for the safety of all workers.

Household Hazardous Waste
  • All materials should be in the original or well-marked containers to indicate their contents.
  • All containers are securely capped and sealed.
  • Liquid waste must be no larger than 20L each. Barrels or drums of waste will not be accepted.
  • Materials will not be decanted; the container and its contents must be left at the depot.

Acceptable Items

  • Aerosols
  • Anti-freeze and its containers
  • Batteries (auto, alkaline and rechargeable, including cellular phone batteries)
  • Cooking oils, used
  • Fluorescent light tubes and CFL bulbs and their fixtures
  • Household cleaners
  • Motor oil and filters plus their containers
  • Paints (empty paint cans with the lids removed can be put in your recycling)
  • Pesticides, lawn fertilizers and their containers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Propane tanks and other pressurized containers
  • Solar light fixtures
  • Solvents
  • Sharps (needles; lancets must be in a sealed puncture proof container)
  • Stains

Items Not Accepted at this Site

  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Biomedical waste
  • Explosives
  • Items containing PCB's
  • Putrescible waste (material that are liable to decay, such as household garbage)
  • Radioactive waste

All materials intended for the household hazardous waste drop off must be in a closed and sealed containers. No resident will be permitted to pour, dump or transfer contents on site, this includes motor oil.

Large Items
  • Cabinetry
  • Carpet and underlay
  • Coffee makers (no glass carafe)
  • Fibreglass insulation (must be dropped off in clear bags)
  • Furniture
  • Laminate or vinyl flooring
  • Large plastic totes and bins
  • Large toys
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • MDF, particle board
  • Pool or hot tub covers
  • Pool filters - no sand!
  • Pool or hot tub pumps
  • Pressure treated, paint, stained or rotten construction lumber
  • Rain barrels
  • Water softeners - no salt
Porcelain, Rubble Concrete
  • Broken concrete
  • Concrete bricks
  • Concrete blocks
  • Mortar
  • Toilets
  • Tiles
  • Sinks
Renovation Materials
  • Construction lumber (this includes natural lumber such as 2x4s, plywood, or aspenite)
  • Drywall
  • Wooden pallets
  • Lath & Plaster

Not Accepted in this bin: wood that is pressure treated, stained, painted, varnished, particle board or rotten. These are accepted in our large item bins.

Scrap Metal
  • Auto parts - no fuel or oil!
  • Bicycles without tires
  • Electrical wiring
  • Metal plumbing, fixtures and pipes
  • Metal siding and metal roofing
  • Microwaves (no glass plate)
  • Outdoor metal furniture
  • Power tools and equipment
  • Screen windows
  • Steel doors
  • Toasters and toaster ovens

Tires accepted on rims, cannot be shredded or cut

On-road passenger and light truck tires

  • Small RV, ST Trailer, temporary spare, motorcycle, golf cart, ATV tires
  • Free rolling farm, small utility, small industrial, forklift, and bobcat, steer tires 16" and under
  • Truck and bus tire, including wide base or heavy truck tires designed for truck/bus applications and larger RV tires not marked "P" or "T"

Off-road tires (small and large industrial tires) 

  • Free-rolling farm, small utility, small industrial, forklift and bobcat/steer tires measuring 16.5" and over 

Off-road tires (agricultural drive and logger skidder) 

  • Driven wheel tires used on tractors and combines and tree harvest equipment. Usually identified with sidewall marking suffix letters, or (HR) or (LS) and are 16.5" and up rim size
White Goods
  • BBQ's - no propane tanks (tanks can be dropped off at HHW disposal area)
  • Fridges - no Freon ($20 disposal fee, or tagged by a licensed removal technician)
  • Stoves
  • Washers and dryers

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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