Hazardous Waste Collection Events Rescheduled

Media Release

July 22, 2020 – Bruce County, Ontario: Bruce County is pleased to announce that hazardous waste collections events have been rescheduled and will begin in August. These events were originally cancelled throughout the spring to ensure the safety of residents and staff while working to flatten the COVID-19 curve in Bruce County.

“We are happy to have hazardous waste dates rescheduled for the County” said Jerry Haan, Operations Manager, Transportation and Environmental Services. “We have taken the time to create procedures to maintain physical distancing to ensure safety of our staff and for all who attend.”

Bruce County residents are welcome to bring household hazardous waste to any of the following collection events:

• Southampton – Southampton Works Yard, 429 Peel St. August 8, 8am-1:30pm

• Sauble Beach – Amabel Works Yard, 413 Municipal Road, August 15, 8am-11am

• Lion’s Head – Eastnor Landfill Site, 1252 West Road, August 15, 1pm-3:30pm

• Kincardine – Kincardine PW Yard, 140 Valentine Ave, August 29, 8am-1:30pm

• Walkerton – Bruce County Garage, 94 Bruce Road 2, September 12, 8am–1:30pm

• Wiarton – SBP Works Garage – 441048 Elm St, October 3, 8am–1:30pm

• Southampton – Southampton Works Yard, 429 Peel St., October 24, 8am-1:30pm

Dates and locations are limited to the list outlined above due to a condensed schedule and contractor availability. Also, materials will not be received prior to or following these event dates and times.

New procedures have been put in place to protect residents and staff during these events. All items must be placed in a disposable container ie cardboard boxes that will not be returned and placed in the trunk of the vehicle. Blue boxes, totes, gas cans etc. will not be returned., When attendees arrive at the event, before joining the line, they are asked to open the trunk of the vehicle. Once attendees are in line, they must remain inside their vehicle with the windows closed. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend these events.

Bruce County will be taking all precautions reasonable for their staff and contractor to operate these events during COVID-19. We require resident’s adherence to the protocols in place to deliver this service. The County retains the right to refuse service if protocols are not being followed.