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Accepted Products


You can drop off leftover pesticides, solvents and fertilizers for free at any one of over 95 municipal collection sites or at over 300 municipal events across Ontario. They will be recycled where possible and safely disposed of.

There is no limit to how many products you can drop off at once.

  • 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

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.

Solvents

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.

Examples:

  • Turpentine, alcohols (methanol, isopropanol, ethanol)
  • Ketones (acetone, methyl, ethyl, ketone)
  • Xylene
  • Toluene
  • Mineral spirits
  • Linseed oil
  • Naphtha
  • Methylene chloride
  • Products marked as paint thinners, lacquer, thinners, automotive body resin solvents, contact cement thinners, paint strippers and degreasers
  • Solvents in aerosol containers
  • Fertilizers

    Fertilizers are defined as packaged products (N-P-K fertilizers, micronutrients and supplements) regulated under the Fertilizer Act (Canada) bearing the Fertilizers Act registration number.

    Examples:

    • Products that have a registration number and are used by homeowners, commercial applications, or agricultural operations
    • Herbicide and fertilizer combination products (weed and feed)
    • Fertilizers supplied in containers equal to or less than 30 litres and or 30 kilograms
    • Crabgrass control and fertilizer combination products, other fertilizer and pesticide combination products
    • Micronutrient mixes that contain micronutrient only such as chelated iron or chelated copper
    • Fertilizers that are growth regulants, such as rooting hormones
    • Maximum container size is 30 litres and/or 30 kilograms.

    • Please see more information here if you are still unsure whether your items will be accepted by our program.

      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.

    Pesticides

    • 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.

    Solvents

    • Products supplied as fuel
    • Household cleaning products that are not supplied as solvents

    Fertilizers

    • Products that cannot be identified (unknowns)
    • Products that are leaking or improperly sealed
    • Insect repellents, disinfectants and pet products
    • Peat, peat moss, sphagnum moss, tree bark and other fibrous organic matter that is represented for use only in improving the physical conditions of the soil
    • Customer-formula fertilizers
    • Diesel, propane, butane fuels
    • Household cleaning products that are not supplied as solvents
    • Products supplied in containers with a volume greater than 30L or 30KG