Household hazardous waste

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.

SPECIAL COLLECTION DAYS IN WESTMOUNT

Spring: Saturday, April 28 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Autumn: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Westmount Public Library parking lot
4574 Sherbrooke Street West

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.

For public safety reasons, it is strictly forbidden to pour or empty products on site or to leave your HHW outside designated hours. Any HHW in open, leaky or large containers (more than 20 litres / 5 gallons) will be refused.

  • Paint
  • solvents
  • cleaners
  • pesticides
  • batteries (dry-cell and car batteries)
  • antifreeze
  • 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
  • Appliances
  • asbestos
  • tires
  • CFCs and all commercial waste.
  • biomedical waste
  • radioactive waste
  • ammunitions and firearms
  • fireworks, road flares
  • medications

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

Paints and stains (no paint thinners) accepted at certain RONA hardware stores; check ecopeinture.ca

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

Compact fluorescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes: recycfluo.ca

Used electronics:  ARPE; recyclemyelectronics.ca

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

Certain retailers accept used cadmium-nickel batteries and a few other types of batteries. Orange bags to store and carry dry-cell batteries are available at the Public Works Department; you can pick one up by visiting our office.

Eco-centres

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.

Access is free with a proof of residence and an ID. Écocentres are open five or seven days a week, depending on the season.

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)

Please note that the former Écocentre situated on Eadie Street is permanently closed.

Hours
Apr 15 – Oct 14: daily, 8 h – 18 h
Oct 15 – Apr 14: Tues-Sat 10 h – 18 h; Sun & Mon closed