You can drop off leftover pesticides and solvents for free at more than 100 municipal collection sites or 300 municipal collection events across the province. They will be recycled where possible and safely disposed of.
Visit your local municipal website for residency restrictions and the number of products that can be dropped off.
- All products must have their original label intact to be accepted by the program
- Container must be tightly sealed
- Do not mix different types of products together
Pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and insecticides registered under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada), and the containers in which they are contained. They must have:
- The domestic classification on the label
- The signal words “danger” or “warning” and “poison”
- Precautionary symbols in an octagon or diamond
- The skull and crossbones poison symbol
- A Pest Control Product (PCP) number
- Solid, liquid and aerosol pesticides are all accepted.
- Maximum container size is 30 litres and/or 30 kilograms.
Liquid solvents used to dissolve or thin a compatible substance, and the containers in which they are contained.
Maximum container size is 30 litres and/or 30 kilograms.
- Turpentine, alcohols (methanol, isopropanol, ethanol)
- Ketones (acetone, methyl, ethyl, ketone)
- Mineral spirits
- Linseed oil
- Methylene chloride
- Products marked as paint thinners, lacquer, thinners, automotive body resin solvents, contact cement thinners, paint strippers and degreasers
- Solvents in aerosol containers
This is a not for profit program funded by obligated Product Care Association pesticide, solvent and fertilizer members to ensure the safe collection, recycling and disposal of waste materials across the province.
Not Accepted Products:
- Insect repellents for personal use
- Sanitizers, disinfectants and antimicrobial products
- Pet products
- Pool chemicals
- Insecticidal soaps
- Ant traps
Commercial and agricultural class pesticides are recyclable through the CleanFarms program.
- Products supplied as fuel
- Motor oil
- Household cleaning products that are not supplied as solvents
- Adhesives, sealants, and fillers
- Cosmetics and beauty products (e.g. perfume)
- Drugs, medicines and other health products (e.g. hand sanitizer)