Residual Material CollectionHousehold Hazardous Waste - HHW
What is household hazardous waste?
“Household hazardous waste” (HHW) refers to hazardous waste from a large number of common household products. HHW must not be thrown in the garbage or poured down the drain, because it contains substances that may be harmful to the environment and to human health. Although used oil and filters, paints, car batteries and solvents are the main products in this category of waste, a large number of other products, including garden pesticides, acidic or caustic cleaning products, drugs, used batteries and glues, may cause harm to health and the environment if used, mixed, stored or disposed of inappropriately.
How to dispose of it
The opening of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Ecocentre has given the residents of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality (RCM) an eco-friendly way to dispose of HHW.
- Bring a piece of identification as proof of residency in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
- Keep HHW in the original containers and do not mix the products.
- Bring HHW from household use only, because HHW from industrial or commercial use will not be accepted.
Residents may also dispose of HHW at most locations of the following businesses:
- Paint and empty paint cans Municipal Workshops, Rona, Réno-Dépôt, BMR and Home Depot. To find the drop-off location closest to you, go to the Éco-Peinture website.Tires Canadian Tire and most tire retailers.
- Electronics and computer equipment Bureau en Gros, Future Shop and Best Buy.Rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries Municipal Workshops, Town Hall, Carrefour Notre-Dame and the library.
- Used oil, containers and filtersMonsieur Muffler, Octo, some dealers and Canadian Tire. To find the drop-off location closest to you, go to the Société de gestion des huiles usagées website.Compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent tubes Rona, Réno-Dépôt, IKEA and Home Depot. You can also visit the RecycFluo website to find other drop-off locations.
- Expired drugs Most pharmacies.
It is recommended that you call before going to a retailer, to confirm that HHW is accepted. For other kinds of HHW or for more information, go to the HHW section of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM website or to the RECYC-QUÉBEC website (in French).