Get details on hazardous household waste travelling collection

Last updated March 14, 2024

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 set up in April, May, June, August, September and October for hazardous household waste such as nail polish, propane tanks, vehicle batteries, other types of batteries, some cleaning products, solvents, swimming pool chemicals, etc.

All residents have access to travelling collections.

See the schedule of travelling collections 

If there are no results when searching the calendar, this means that there are no more travelling collections for the time being or that they haven’t been planned yet.

Guidelines to follow

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.

  • Put your HHW in the trunk of your vehicle. Make sure that each product is stored separately (no bulk), in a waterproof container. For example, pool chlorine must be kept separate from other products.
  • Show proof of residence in the Greater Montréal area.
  • Turn off the vehicle’s engine and open the trunk so that employees can remove the products.
  • If you need to give the employees any information, please do so while remaining in your vehicle.


You can also take HHW to an ecocentre

View a map of ecocentres

Acceptable materials

  • Adhesives
  • Alcohol
  • Primers
  • Undamaged compact fluorescent bulbs and other bulbs containing mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or light fixture, or mention of mercury on the package)
  • Rust inhibitor
  • Batteries (lead/acid)
  • Propane tanks
  • Aerosol cans
  • Empty containers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fuel
  • Paint remover
  • Drain cleaner
  • Degreasers
  • Varsol™ type paint thinner
  • Epoxy
  • Oil filters
  • Tar
  • Oils: linseed, engine, vegetable
  • Mercury
  • Paints: latex, alkyds, enamel
  • Pesticides and fertilizers
  • Batteries
  • Wood preservatives
  • Chemical products for swimming pools
  • Maintenance products
  • Cleaning products
  • Acrylic sealant
  • Dyes
  • Turpentine
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Varnish

Unacceptable materials

  • Asbestos
  • 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: contact a healthcare professional (pharmacy, hospital, local community services centres - CLSC in French)
  • 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)

Acceptable containers

  • Watertight containers of 20 litres maximum (no bins or bags)