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Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW)

There are three MHSW Depots in Windsor / Essex County. One is in Windsor (Public Drop Off Depot) and the second facility is in Kingsville (Transfer Station #2) and the third is located at the Regional Landfill. Residents can drop off any ‘municipal hazardous’ or ‘special waste’ (MHSW) at any one of these facilities FREE of charge.

Please refer to the link on the right for a list of acceptable MHSW materials. MHSW Postcard – one page

Small Business

Small business can drop off MHSW at the facility by appointment only – tipping fees will apply. Call 1-800-265-9625 to make an appointment.

Map of the Municipal Household and Special Waste Depot in Windsor
3560 North Service Road East
Call: 1-800-563-3377

Transfer Station & Public Drop Off
Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
(new hours are effective the first MONDAY of the month)

Transfer Station & Public Drop Off
Monday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM
(new hours are effective the first MONDAY closest to the following month)

Map of Municipal Household and Special Waste Depot in Kingsville
2021 Albuna Townline (County Rd. 31)
Call: (519) 326-2816

Mon. – Fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – NOON

Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
(new hours are effective the first MONDAY of the month)

Regional Landfill

Map of Municipal Household and Special Waste Depot in Essex

7700 County Rd. 18 (in the municipality of Essex)
Call: (519) 776-7941

Mon. to Fri.: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Not in the Garbage

In order to prevent any further pollution of our local water supplies, wildlife and air quality, it is very important to keep hazardous / toxic chemicals out of our ecosystem. Sounds like a complicated task for the average homeowner – but the solution is really quite easy – simply drop off toxic materials / products at one of our Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Drop Off Depots. When toxic products are disposed of improperly (i.e. as litter, or poured down storm drains, or kitchen sinks), they have the potential to leach into the ground, become air borne, or contaminate our local watersheds. Toxins can be absorbed through the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our skin. But what many residents don’t realize is this:

Many commonly used products that we encounter DAILY in our homes are considered very toxic to our ecosystem when they are disposed of improperly – for example household cleaners, paints, pesticides, etc.

These products are known as ‘municipal hazardous’ or ‘special waste’ – MHSW. Not only are they hazardous to the environment, but they also pose significant risk to humans and wildlife. It is extremely important for all homeowners to remember that once they are finished with a household chemical product, the “leftover or unused portion” should NEVER be thrown in the garbage, poured down the kitchen sink or a neighbourhood storm drain.

Please consider carefully the products you are purchasing. It is preferable to buy “environmentally-friendly’ products or use safer alternatives. If you have to purchase chemical products, please use them up completely, or drop off the unused portion at one of our MHSW Depots. There is no charge for this service – we will dispose of the hazardous materials in the proper manner.

Remember to employ the BUD principle: Buy only what you need; Use it all up; Dispose of any leftovers in the proper manner.