Community Recycling Centres
27 Olympic Drive, Dundas (map)
37 Kilbride Road, Hamilton mountain (map)
(includes the Reuse Store)
460 Kenora Avenue, east Hamilton (map)
The City does not collect appliances or scrap metal. You can take your appliances or scrap metal to any one of the City's three Community Recycling Centres free of charge (residential loads only).
What Items are Appliances?
- Air conditioners (window-mounted and central air units)
- Clothes washers / dryers
- Dish washers
- Hot water tanks (drained)
- Pool heaters
- Refrigerators / freezers
- Water coolers
- Water pressure tank
- Other CFC-bearing appliances
What Items are Scrap Metal?
- Fencing / Posts
- Filing cabinets
- Nuts / Bolts / Nails / Screws
- Sinks / Tubs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What if my appliance(s) still works?
If your appliance still works, contact a local charitable organization or drop it off at the Reuse Store at the Hamilton Mountain Community Recycling Centre.
Can I remove a compressor and keep it for future use?
No. By removing a compressor from a household appliance, you'll most likely release Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) into the atmosphere. This is harmful to our environment and a penalty of up to $2000 can be incurred if you are found to be releasing CFCs into the air.
What are chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)?
CFCs are ozone-depleting substances found in coolant lines and compressor coils of common household appliances. CFCs break down the ozone layer when released into the atmosphere.
What do I do with other big things I have around the house that aren't on the appliance and scrap metal list?
Other large items may be what are considered bulk items.
Is pool equipment considered an appliance or scrap metal?
Your pool heater is considered an appliance. Other pool equipment, such as filters and pumps, are considered bulk items.