Waste & Recycling Facilities

Appliances and Scrap Metal

The City of Hamilton does not pick up appliances or scrap metal. You can take your appliances or scrap metal to any one of the City's Community Recycling Centres free of charge (residential loads only).

Appliances you can take to Community Recycling Centres:

  • Air conditioners (window-mounted and central air units)
  • Clothes washers / dryers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Dish washers
  • Hot water tanks (drained)
  • Microwaves
  • Ovens
  • Pool heaters (other pool equipment such as filters and pumps are Bulk Items)
  • Refrigerators / freezers
  • Stoves
  • Water coolers
  • Water pressure tank
  • Other CFC-bearing appliances

All of these appliances should still contain the compressor.

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.

Scrap metal you can take to Community Recycling Centres:

  • Baking sheets
  • Barbeques (frames)
  • Basketball nets and poles
  • Bed frames
  • Bicycles
  • Bolts
  • Curtain rods
  • Eavestroughs
  • Fencing
  • Filing cabinets
  • Fireplace inserts
  • Heating oil tanks (empty, cut in half)
  • Hospital bed frame
  • Hot water tanks (empty)
  • Ladders
  • Lawnmowers (with fluid drained and all non-metal pieces removed)
  • Lockers
  • Metal coat hangers
  • Metal drums
  • Metal fireplaces
  • Metal laundry tubs
  • Metal pails/drums
  • Metal shower enclosures
  • Metal shower inserts
  • Metal swing sets
  • Nails
  • Nuts
  • Posts
  • Range hoods
  • Roto tillers (metal, residential use, fluid drained)
  • Scrap metal
  • Screws
  • Sinks
  • Small metal safes
  • Snow blowers (with fluid drained and all non-metal pieces removed)
  • Tubs
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Wheelchairs
  • Wood-burning stoves

Remove all non-metal pieces and drain fluids from items. Plastic removed from metal lawnmowers and snow blowers can be recycled in the Bulky Rigid Plastics bin

Items with blood on them

If you have things with any bodily fluids or blood on them call:

Canadian Hazmat and Decontamination Services - 24-hour emergency service: 1-866-856-5366

Trauma Scene Services: 905-318-5509