Household Hazardous Waste is post-consumer waste that poses a threat to public health and the environment. This category includes paint, paint cans, batteries, aerosol cans, medication, vehicle batteries, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs, spent propane canisters, chemicals, and electronic products (e-waste).

Annual drop-off day

Hazardous waste can be dropped off at Public Works (250 Bedbrook) on designated drop-off days. This year’s annual drop-off day is July 12, 2020 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, there are special instructions to follow during the collection: 

  • Take out HHW yourself and place it on the designated table. Employees are not allowed to help residents take out their waste. 
  • Wait, from a two-metre distance, for an employee to check your products and be sure they are on the list of accepted materials. 
  • Remove packaging (bags, cardboard, etc.) and place them in appropriate areas. 

Please note that because of these measures, waiting times may be longer than usual. It is very important to wait your turn and be patient. 

Public Works cannot accept these items on any other day of the year. To drop-off items any other day, please go to one of Montreal’s Ecocentres.

Accepted materials

  • Paint (latex, alkyds, enamel)
  • Motor oils, empty containers and filters
  • Vegetable oils
  • Car batteries (acid/lead)
  • Batteries
  • Household products or cleaners
  • Turpentine, Varsol, gasoline, fuel, thinners, alcohol
  • Pesticides and fertilizers
  • Chemical products for pools
  • Adhesives, tar, epoxy, stripper
  • Aerosols
  • Propane cylinders
  • Mercury
  • Fluorescent lamps or compact fluorescent light bulbs (intact)

Refused materials

  • Medication
  • Asbestos
  • Products containing PCBs, explosives
  • Biomedical waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Firearms and munitions
  • Fireworks or road flares
  • Compressed gas cylinders other than propane (e.g. insulating foam, welding gas, helium, oxygen, etc.)

Alternative waste collection network

Nearest Ecocentres

Household hazardous waste collection is available only to individuals living on the island of Montreal. Contractors and industries must deal with private firms specialized in the recovery of hazardous waste.

We suggest that you check the opening hours on the Ecocentre website before heading over.

Écocentre Côte-des-Neiges

Écocentre Lasalle