Would you like to give a second life to items that are still usable? Do you need to get rid of construction materials or products that are hazardous to people’s health or the environment? Ecocentres can take them.
Ecocentres are sites where unwanted items can be recovered and reused. They accept construction and renovation debris, hazardous household waste and reusable items.
Recyclable items and hazardous waste
To find out what materials are accepted, rates, conditions and waiting times in ecocentres, see our “How-To.”
You can also take gently used items to an ecocentre. As long as they are in good condition, the following items are accepted:
- Books, DVDs, records and CDs
- Clothing and house linens
- Furniture and decorative items
- Games and toys
- Garden equipment
- Manual tools
- Musical instruments (except for big instruments like pianos and organs)
- Small electrical appliances (irons, toasters, electric kettles, etc.)
- Sports equipment
After they are donated, items are taken to the company that manages Montréal’s repurposing centres, L’Artisan du Renouveau et de la Transformation Écologique (ARTÉ).
Buy secondhand items
The LaSalle and Saint-Laurent ecocentres also sell construction materials in good condition:
- Doors and hardware
- Hardwood flooring
- Interior tiling
- Single bricks and cobblestones
- White or beige bathtubs, toilets and sinks
- White or stainless steel sinks
- Windows and hardware
To see some of the items for sale, visit the ARTÉ Web site (in French).
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