Household waste and depot sites

Household waste includes household hazardous waste, appliances with halocarbons, construction debris, obsolete furniture and appliances, and many other types of waste. They must not be put in the garbage in order to be recycled, recovered or properly disposed of.

Westmount offers two special collections each year, and there are several disposal points near the City. Household items in good condition can be taken to a reuse organization.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are household, automotive and outdoor maintenance products that present real safety, health and environmental hazards. Products marked as corrosive, explosive, flammable or toxic should never be disposed of in the garbage or down the drain. They are recognizable by the presence of one or more hazardous product pictograms on their container.

DEPOT SITES

The Bethune Street Public Works yard depots have been closed since March 2019.

There are several locations in or near the City that accept household waste.

EVERYTHING AT ITS PLACE!

Compact fluorescent light and fluorescent tube
Obsolete bulky household appliances

  • Refrigerating appliances
  • Metal appliances (oven, washer, dryer, BBQ, etc.)
Dry cell batteries
  • Depot boxes in every municipal building
Car battery and motor oil
  • Garages
  • Depot sites at SOGHU
Construction debris
  • Ecocentre
Medication
  • Pharmacy (in its original packaging)
Paint and dyeing products Some hardware stores

Electronic products Small electronics :

Electronics of all sizes :

Propane tank
  • Sales and filling location
Clothing, bedding and fabrics

DONATE INSTEAD OF THROWING AWAY

Household items in good condition

  • Appliances
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Household items
  • Toys and sporting goods
  • Used and construction materials
  • Etc…
Donation and reuse organizations:

ECOCENTRE

The Montreal agglomeration provides its residents with a network of 7 ecocentres throughout its territory. The ecocentres are drop-off sites for a variety of residual materials that can be recycled, reused or safely disposed .

Access to the ecocentres is free of charge and offered to all residents and property owners of the Montreal agglomeration. Proof of residency and piece of identity are required to access the sites.

The 2 ecocentres closest to Westmount are :

  • Côte-des-Neiges Ecocentre
    6925 Côte-des-Neiges road, Montreal
  • LaSalle Ecocentre
    7272 St. Patrick Street, LaSalle
  • Refrigerating appliances
  • Household appliances
  • Electronic products
  • Articles for re-use
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Recyclable materials
  • Metals
  • Bicycle tyres, inner tubes and car tyres (max 84 cm)
  • Construction, renovation and demolition residues (CRD)
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW)
  • Green residues

ANNUAL COLLECTIONS

The Montréal agglomeration conducts itinerant household hazardous waste (HHW) collections on a seasonal basis everywhere on the island of Montreal. These collections take place twice a year at the City of Westmount.

The collections are only for HHW from domestic activities. Businesses, industries and institutions cannot benefit from these collections.

Collections occur in the parking lot of the Westmount Public Library (4574 Sherbrooke Street West)

COLLECTIONS AT WESTMOUNT IN 2020 ARE :

  • Saturday June 20th 
  • Saturday October 5th

REFUSED MATERIALS

  • Asbestos
  • Non functionnal appliances (all sizes)
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Bottles of compressed gas other than propane (insulating foam, welding gas, helium, oxygen, etc.)
  • Products containing PCBs or explosives
  • Biomedical waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Fireworks and flares
  • Medicine
  • Tires
  • Unknown products

See informative pamphlet (French only)

  • Electric rather than electronic appliances (small appliances, coffee makers, hair dryers, etc.)
  • DVDs, CDs, cassettes and VHS

More info here

  • Clothing and household items in poor condition and/or non-functional :
  • Rubber lined or glue-coated carpets
  • Sleeping bags or bed duvet

ACCEPTED MATERIALS

  • Adhesives, tar, epoxy, paint remover
  • Car batteries, motor oil, antifreeze and filters
  • Propane and aerosol tanks
  • Paint, dye, primer, varnish, sealer, oil and solvents
  • Pesticides and fertilizers
  • Dry-cell batteries
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Maintenance or cleaning products, drain cleaners, degreasers
  • Fluorescent Tubes and Compact Fluorescent light
  • Varsol, petrol, fuel, alcohol thinner, shellac

See informative pamphlet (French only)

  • Display devices (televisions, computer monitors, etc.)
  • Conventional telephones, answering machines, cell phones and pagers
  • Desktops and laptops, notebooks and tablets
  • Computer and game console peripherals (mouse, keyboard, router/modem, external hard drive, cable, connector, remote control, memory card, USB stick)
  • Printers, scanners, fax machines, photocopiers and multifunction devices
  • Portable and non-portable audio and video systems (DVD and CD players, VCRs, etc.)
  • Home theater set
  • Audio, video and location systems for vehicles
  • Digital and non-digital cameras and digital projectors
  • Ink cartridges and printer toner

More info here

Clothing and household items in good condition and functional :

  • Clothing, coats, overalls and underwear in any condition
  • Shoes, boots and sandals
  • Complete books, board games and puzzles
  • Functional small appliances
  • Indoor and outdoor furniture
  • Bicycle, scooter, roller blades, ice skates, sports shoes and other sports items

FOLLOW THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

For your safety and that of the employees in charge of the collection, please ensure that the products are:

  • identified, ideally with their original label
  • neither mixed nor decanted
  • in their original tightly sealed containers
  • in containers of less than 20 liters (5 gallons)

For more details, see the HHW pamphlet (French only)

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