Medical Waste Disposal

Disposal options for home medical waste:

  1. Double bag all non-hazardous home health care waste, including rapid antigen screening test kits for COVID. Put material in a bag and then put that bag inside a garbage bag. Tie all bags shut.
    • Medical Exemption program:  If you are regularly over the garbage limit because someone in your household has a medical condition that results in waste that can't be recycled (such as incontinence products, or unrecyclable medical packaging), you may be eligible for our Medical Exemption program. New applicants or renewing applicants please complete the application form.
  2. Syringes and over-the-counter/prescription medicines: Visit Health Products Stewardship Association website. Type in your postal code to find a pharmacy near you that takes back these items. 
  3. Pathological/biomedical waste as classified by the Province's guideline C-4: The Management of Biomedical Waste in Ontario or any successor legislation is not accepted in any of our programs and must be handled as required by the legislation.

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