Hazardous household waste (HHW) must be disposed of safely. It cannot be put out with other garbage or recyclables.
Please wait for a travelling collection to dispose of your HHW.
Temporary drop-off site
Travelling collections are temporary drop-off points for common toxic products such as nail polish, propane tanks, vehicle batteries, other types of batteries, some cleaning products, solvents, swimming pool chemicals, etc.
Hazardous household waste (HHW) can be harmful to health and the environment if it is used, stored, mixed with other products or disposed of improperly. It must not be put in household waste or with recyclables for collection.
You can also take HHW to an ecocentre
- 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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