Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) 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).
Flyer: Recognizing household hazardous waste and precautions for handling HHW
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 Sunday, May 15th, 2022 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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.
Due to COVID-19, there are special instructions to follow during the collection. Please see below.
Please bring proof of residence on the island of Montreal.
If arriving by car:
- Organize the waste into containers and put them in the trunk.
- When you arrive at the front of the line, turn off your vehicle and open the trunk. The waste will be retrieved directly from your trunk by an employee.
- Stay in your vehicle when possible: If you need to exit you must wear a mask and maintain a 2m distance.
If arriving by foot or by bike:
- Proceed directly to the site using the sidewalk. If you arrive at the same time as other pedestrians or cyclists you can form a separate line on the sidewalk.
- Wear a mask and maintain a 2m distance from others at all times.
- Acrylic sealant
- Paint (latex, alkyds, enamel, primers, paint remover)
- Motor oils, empty containers and filters
- Vegetable oils
- Car batteries (acid/lead)
- Household products or cleaners
- Turpentine, Varsol, gasoline, fuel, thinners, alcohol
- Pesticides and fertilizers
- Chemical products for pools
- Adhesives, tar, epoxy, stripper
- Propane cylinders
- Rust inhibitor
- Fluorescent lamps or compact fluorescent light bulbs (intact)
- Wood preservatives
- 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.)
- Smoke alarms
Alternative waste collection network
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.