Hazardous household waste (HHW) must be disposed of safely. It cannot be put out with other garbage or recyclables.
Hazardous household waste includes toxic products in everyday use: medications, nail polish, propane tanks, vehicle batteries, other batteries, some cleaning products, solvents, etc. They can be harmful to the health as well as for the environment if they are used, stored, mixed or disposed of in the wrong manner.
You can bring your hazardous household waste to the ecocentre nearest you.
- Undamaged compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Rust inhibitor
- Batteries (lead/acid)
- Propane tanks
- Aerosol cans
- Empty containers
- Paint remover
- Drain cleaner
- Varsol™ type paint thinner
- Oil filters
- Oils: linseed, engine, vegetable
- Paints: latex, alkyds, enamel
- Pesticides and fertilizers
- Wood preservatives
- Chemical products for swimming pools
- Maintenance products
- Cleaning products
- Acrylic sealant
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Firearms and ammunition: take to the police station
- Smoke alarms: throw in the household waste
- Cylinders of compressed gas other than propane: insulating foam, welding gas, helium, CO2 cylinders, etc.
- Biomedical waste: consult a health professional or a CSSS
- Radioactive waste
- Pyrotechnic materials (fireworks, flares): take to the police station
- Medications: return to the pharmacy
- Products containing PCBs
- Laboratory products
- Explosive products (picric acid)
- Watertight containers of 20 litres maximum (no bins or bags)
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