Many household, automotive and gardening products are even more harmful to the environment if improperly discarded. Westmount hosts a special collection day each spring and fall when residents may bring products for safe disposal. Hazardous or toxic products must not go in the regular garbage nor down the drain, but should instead be brought to the Hazardous Waste Collections:
For more information on disposal of hazardous waste or any other material, contact Public Works.
Dispose of your HHW safely at the collection site.
Westmount does not have any permanent facility for hazardous waste. It hosts a special collection twice annually, in the spring and autumn.
- batteries (dry-cell and car batteries)
- motor oil
- propane tanks or anything marked corrosive, reactive or flammable.
- pesticides and fertilizers
- swimming pool chemicals
- aerosol cans
- fluorescent tube lights and CFLs
- nail polish
For more information concerning the disposal of hazardous waste and other materials, please contact the Public Works Department.
Did you miss the collection in Westmount ?
Collections take place between April and October in other communities around the Island of Montréal. Collections are open to Westmount residents. Consult the calendar below for the exact dates and locations, or phone Westmount’s Public Works Department.
Materials accepted outside of special collection days
Car batteries may be brought to Canadian Tire stores
Used motor oil may be brought to Canadian Tire stores
Propane tanks: some propane sellers accept used tanks for recycling; ask your retailer
Medication: return unused / expired medication to your local pharmacy. Drop off boxes may be located where prescriptions are filled.
Dry-cell batteries: you can bring single-use and recheargeable dry-cell batteries (no other types of batteries) at one of the following drop-off points can be found in the following municipal buildings.
- City Hall, 4333 Sherbrooke St.
- Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke St.
- Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St.
- Public Works offices, 1 Bethune
- Public Security Unit, 21 Stanton
- Westmount Recreation Centre, 4675 Ste. Catherine
- Hydro Westmount offices, 995 Glen
Find other locations near Westmount by using the map at the Call2Recycle website
Can’t make it to one of the mobile Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection days? Westmounters can also dispose of hazardous materials at an Écocentre .
Écocentres are open to all residents and property owners in the Montréal urban agglomeration.
Residents and property owners have access to seven écocentres in the Montréal urban agglomeration.
Écocentres help to reduce the volume of waste sent to landfills as well as greenhouse gas emissions.
Écocentres accept items that are a health hazard or harmful to the environment, construction waste, metal, electronic devices, clothing and reusable items.
For more information on the écocentres, the items that are accepted, addresses, schedules, size of vehicles and maximum weight, and applicable rates (if any), please call 514 872-0384 or visit: www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/ecocentres.
The two Écocentres nearest to Westmount:
- Écocentre Côte-des-Neiges
6925 Côte-des-Neiges Road (next to Maxi)
- Écocentre LaSalle
7272 St. Patrick Street (LaSalle)