Friday, May 24, 2013
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Many household, automotive and gardening products are even more harmful to the environment if improperly discarded. To reduce pollution, Westmount provides twice yearly special collection days for the safe disposal of many of these materials. The following products must not go in the regular garbage nor down the drain, but should instead be brought to the Hazardous Waste Collections:
paint · paint strippers · varnishes and stains · pesticides · oil or gas · dry-cell batteries · pesticides · car batteries · propane tanks · antifreeze · cleaners · aerosol cans · any product marked toxic, corrosive, reactive or flammable.
For more information on disposal of hazardous waste or any other material, contact Public Works.
Westmount hosts a special collection day each spring and fall when residents may bring products for safe disposal. The City does not have any permanent facility for hazardous waste.
Additional Materials Accepted
You may also bring your unwanted clothing, fabric or leather articles. All articles in good condition will be sold through the Salvation Army thrift stores. Otherwise, they will be shredded and used to manufacture paper and cardboard products.
Westmount will also collect used electronic items for recycling, including computers, cellular phones, VCRs, video game systems and many more. This service is not available at collection sites in neighbouring communities.
|Can't make it to Westmount's collection?
Collection days in neighbouring communities are also open to Westmounters. For the exact dates and locations, please download the document listed below, or contact Westmount's Public Works Department
The following products are the only ones accepted outside of the special collection days at the locations specified:
- Paint and stains (no paint thinners): Selected RONA Hardware Stores. Call first to confirm.
- Car batteries: Canadian Tire stores.
- Used motor oil: Canadian Tire stores.
- Propane tanks: some propane sellers accept used tanks for recycling. Ask your retailer.
- Dry-cell batteries: Westmount has seven depots for used batteries:
- Public Works Corporation Yard (Bethune Street)
- Public Works Office
- Fire Station 76 (19 Stanton Street)
- Westmount City Hall
- Westmount Public Library
- Victoria Hall Community and Cultural Centre
- Hydro Westmount Office (995 Glen Road)
In additional, some stores collect used nickel-cadmium batteries or others; check with your retailer. Orange bags are also available for storage and as reminders to collect dry-cell batteries; pick one up at the Public Works Office on Bethune Street.
Can't make it to one of the mobile Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection days? Through a special arrangement with the City of Montreal, Westmounters can also dispose of hazardous materials at the Côte-des-Neiges Eco-centre throughout the year:Côte-des-Neiges Eco-centre
6925 Côte-des-Neiges Road (next to Maxi) Information
: (514) 872-3517Business Hours: click here
Westmounters can take advantage of this service to get rid of bulky items of all kinds, from used tires to old furniture, household appliances and household hazardous waste—a simple, practical and environmentally friendly solution. For a complete list of accepted materials, click here.
Please note that commercial and industrial waste is not accepted at any Eco-centre.
Eco-centres are open to residents of the island of Montreal only. Please bring a proof of residence, such as your driver’s license, or a copy of your property tax bill.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012