Hazardous household waste (HHW)
What is hazardous household waste?
Hazardous household waste consists of materials that are toxic and should never be thrown in the garbage, dumped on land, or poured down the drain or sewer.
Many common household products contain hazardous chemicals that can pose a threat to living organisms if released into the environment, contaminating the air, water, and/or soil. Pesticides, fertilizers and other products can run off lawns and gardens into storm drains and streams, polluting fresh water. Solvents can escape into the atmosphere from the normal use of cleaners, paints and aerosol sprays, as well as accidental spills or improper disposal. Storing old chemicals around the house can be a potential fire hazard, as well as a potential threat to your children and pets.
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How do I dispose of HHW?
- HHW can be dropped off at the Public Works depot (7001 Mackle Rd.)
Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 11:15 am, and 12 pm to 2:45 pm
Friday: 8 am to 11:15 am
- HHW can also be dropped off at Écocentre Côte-des-Neiges (6928 Côte-des-Neiges Rd.). The service is free for residents who drop-off limited amounts in a private vehicle, but a fee will apply for larger loads or drop-offs by contractors.
Proof of residency and photo ID are required.
To find out the opening hours of the Écocentre Côte-des-Neiges, call 514-872-3517.
- To reduce pollution, Côte Saint-Luc hosts a special collection day during the summer when residents can bring hazardous household waste for safe disposal. HHW collection days in other communities are also open to Côte Saint-Luc residents. Dates will be posted, or call the Public Works Department for more information at 514-485-6868.
Hazardous Household Waste days for 2013
To be announced
Other locations to dispose of different hazardous household waste
Used tires, motor oil and car batteries
These can be dropped off at different retailers such as Canadian Tire and Goodyear, as well as at Eco-centres.
Oils, oil and latex paints and dyes
These can be dropped off at any RONA Dismat store.
Certain propane sellers accept used tanks for recycling.
Drug stores will take back outdated medication.
Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in devices such as cordless power tools, cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, camcorders, digital cameras and remote control toys. The City of Côte Saint-Luc participates in the Call2Recycle program of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC).
For portable phones, cell phones and other electronic devices, several drop-off locations in Côte Saint-Luc are available, including:
- Public Works Department Building (7001 Mackle Rd.), which is open from 7 am to 3:30 pm from Monday to Thursday, and 7 am to 3 pm on Fridays
- Parks and Recreation Department Building (7500 Mackle Rd.), which is open weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
- City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.), which is open weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
RBRC also provides a list of their drop-off locations in Montreal to help you find the location nearest you.
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation recycles the following battery chemistries: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead (Pb).
Before dropping off your batteries, please tape the positive (+) ends. Batteries that are not 100% discharged may come into contact with each other and create a short that causes a battery to overheat, and possibly result in fire. By taping the positive (+) end of batteries, you'll help eliminate the possibility of accidents from occurring during storage and shipping.