Residual waste
collections

Household Hazardous Waste

The Town of Kirkland holds an HHW collection twice a year, in the spring and at end of summer, to help citizens get rid of their hazardous household waste in a safe and responsible way.

In 2017, these collections are scheduled to be held on:


Should these dates not be convenient for you, HHW waste can be dropped off at other facilities in the West-Island (Schedule of the HHW Collections).

Accepted items:

  • All types of Hazardous waste
  • Electronic equipment*
  • Polystyrene (plastic no6)  - New!

* EPRA-Quebec will take charge of all electronics.


HHW Drop-off

Kirkland residents can drop-off specific types of HHW at the Municipal Yard during opening hours and according to its operating schedule. 

Accepted items include paints, thinners, varnishes, used oils, filters, electronic equipment, fluorescents and incandescent light bulbs.


 

How to dispose of HHW products safely

  • HHW products must not be disposed of in the trash, the recycling or with the compost. In addition to being harmful for the environment, certain HHW products can be very dangerous. Chlorine, for example, can cause a fire if it comes into contact with liquids. Even in a tightly closed container, it can be a fire hazard as the container may break in the truck from compacting.
  • HHW must not be poured in the sewers because it can adversely affect water treatment and may also find its way into the environment.
  • Avoid mixing chemicals because some may have a reaction and produce toxic gases.
  • It is important to store dangerous products in a well-ventilated area, out of the reach of children, and to get rid of leftovers as soon as possible.
  • When dropping off your HHW, products must be kept in their original containers, otherwise they must be properly identified.

 

What is a Household Hazardous Waste?

Household hazardous waste also known as HHW are corrosive, flammable, explosive and poisonous substances contained in most household products. They are easily identifiable by the following symbols:
 

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Common HHW products are:

  • acetone;
  • ammonia;
  • propane tanks;
  • bleach;
  • lighter fluid;
  • chlorine;
  • creosote;
  • glues and adhesives;
  • paint thinners;
  • nail polish removers;
  • aerosol cans;
  • fluorescent lights and mercury lamps;
  • used oil;
  • coolants;
  • oven cleaners;
  • pesticides;
  • metal cleaners;
  • wood preservatives;
  • acids for clearing drain pipes

Other HHW
drop-off sites

RONA or Reno-Depot:

  • Paint and solvents
  • Fluorescent tubes, bulbs and mercury lamps (visit the RecycFluo website for more info)

Canadian Tire, Mr Muffler and Octo:

  • Used motor oils (in a sealed container)
  • oil containers
  • used filters
  • Car batteries
  • used tires
  • Paints and solvents (at Canadian Tire)

Pharmacies:

  • Expired medication and syrups

Municipal Buildings:

  • Ink cartridges
  • Old batteries (disposable or rechargeable)

You can get more information on HHW and its collection with the following organizations:

(e-waste)
1-888-557-8177

Éco-peinture
855 840-6559

RECYC-QUEBEC 1-800-807-0678;

Used Oil Management Association : 1-877-987-6448

RecycFluo Program : 1-888-604-2624

Écocentres de Montréal : 311 (Accès Montréal)