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Waste Removal in Hamilton - What is Acceptable Waste?

At BIZ Bins we're committed to preserving our environment. Before we can haul away your bin, we need to ensure the contents are safe for disposal. By reviewing the lists on this page, you are helping to keep the process of waste removal in Hamilton as safe, efficient, and eco-friendly as possible. 


When it comes to alternatives to bin waste removal, Hamilton has a number of great options. Check out the City of Hamilton’s Community Recycling Centres page for information on recycling lead-acid batteries, electronics, paints, and other items that cannot be disposed of in our bins.


Accepted Materials

Some of the most common uses for our waste disposal bins include:

  • Appliances
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Doors
  • Drywall
  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Garbage
  • Glass
  • Grass
  • Shingles
  • Soil
  • Stone
  • Windows
  • Wood
  • …and more

Materials Not Accepted

For safety and environmental reasons, the following items are NOT to be placed in your bin rental:

  • Asbestos*
  • Car batteries
  • Chemicals*
  • Cleaning products
  • Contaminated soil*
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Propane tanks


*Asbestos, contaminated soils, and caustic chemicals should only be handled by trained professionals. If you are looking for a way to safely dispose of these types of materials, we may be able to provide you with a reference. Otherwise, there are numerous resources available online.

Recycle Bin-Prohibited Items with the City of Hamilton 

In Hamilton, you can recycle a number of items that cannot be disposed of through the city’s curb-side garbage collection and recycling programs, or in BIZ Bins’ roll-off waste bins. For detailed information on this service and where to find a Community Recycling Centre near you, visit the City of Hamilton website. Recycling items is free, but non-recyclables will be charged a waste-disposal fee. At these centres, you can recycle caustic and environmentally hazardous materials (e.g., batteries, paints, non-rigid plastics, styrofoam, yard waste, furniture, and other items), such as:

  • A/V equipment
  • Aerosol cans
  • Appliances (e.g., freezers, microwaves, washers, dryers, etc.)
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Auto batteries
  • Auto fluids
  • Batteries — phones, electronics, rechargeables
  • Bed frames
  • Bicycles
  • Child car seats
  • Dryer sheets and stir sticks
  • Electric motors
  • Eyeglasses
  • Firearms
  • Fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
  • Garage doors
  • Greasy/soiled paper
  • Hot tubs
  • Kitty litter
  • Latex paints, varnishes, and stains
  • Nails and screws
  • Pool chemicals
  • Tires
  • Vehicle batteries

If you have an item you are not sure about please do not hesitate to contact us to find out if it is accepted or not.

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