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Collection of hazardous household waste

Did you know that it is essential that any dangerous and polluting materials should not be thrown in the garbage or down the drain? For example, one liter of oil contaminates several thousand liters of water. During their degradation in landfills, household hazardous waste contaminates the ground then the water in surface and underground, thus affecting the health of aquatic organisms and of those who drink contaminated water.

In force since July 14th, 2011, the Government adopted regulation on recycling and the enhanced value of products by companies, which attributes to the specific companies manufacturing and marketing products with dangerous components the responsability to establish a recovery system approved by the Environment Minister. This will ensure better management of the after use of these types of products. Please visit Recyc-Québec website for more information on Producer Responsibility.

Every year since 1995, the MRC organizes a mobile collection to allow citizens to voluntary deposit hazardous materials, tires, and since five years, electronic products. In collaboration with agencies appointed by Recyc-Québec, these products are recovered and recycled safely and in accordance with the Act on Environment Quality.

In 2012, 100 tons of hazardous household waste (HHW), 41 tons of electronic products and 52.8 tons of used tires have been recuperated.

The amounts collected in recent years demonstrate the unwavering commitment of the community to respect the environment by the practice of safe and environmentally friendly ways to dispose of their household hazardous waste.

Permanent Depot

To better serve the residents of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and to help them dispose of their household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly way, it is recommended to direct these materials to the Ecocentre de la MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

Important!

• Bring a piece of identification, as it will be required as proof of residency in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges territory.
• Keep your HHW in original containers and please do not mix with other waste.
• Bring only the HHW from domestic use, industrial and commercial waste will be refused.

Examples of household hazardous waste found at home:

In the garage: Rust, acrylic, rust removers, antifreeze, body putty, motor wax, car battery, brake oil, engine oil, transmission oil, concrete cleaner, etc.
In the kitchen: Oven cleaner, disinfectant, ammonia
cleaner, brass cleaner, muriatic acid, silver cleaner, fondue oil, floor wax, etc.
In the bathroom: Drain opener, cleaning and disinfecting products, hair permanents, rubbing alcohol, acetone, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, stain remover, bleach, expired medication, etc.
In the garden: Swimming pool chlorine, insecticide, pesticide, fertilizer, cockroach and ant repellents, herbicides, fungicides, insect repellent, BBQ gas, etc.
At the workshop: Glue, tar, ink, oil, handicraft oils, linseed oil, watercolor, oil and enamel paints, Varathan, paint remover, wood preservative, turpentine, etc.
Throughout the house: All products in aerosol containers, metallic magnesium, metallic sodium, batteries, metallic powder, shoe dye, heating oil, computer and electronic equipment, etc.

 

Did you know ...
At any time, you can dispose of your hazardous household waste in any branch of the following companies:

Paint and paint cans

RONA, Réno-Dépôt, BMR and Home Depot. For the collection point nearest to you, please visit the  Eco-Paint website

Tires

Canadian Tire and most tire retailers.

Electronics

 

Bureau en Gros : Ile Perrot - 475, Grand Boulevard, L'Île Perrot; Vaudreuil-Dorion - 46, Cité des Jeunes, local 100, Vaudreuil-Dorion
Écocentre de la MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges - 2800, boulevard Henry-Ford, Vaudreuil-Dorion
Future Shop : Vaudreuil-Dorion - 3090, boulevard de la Gare, Vaudreuil-Dorion

http://recyclermeselectroniques.ca/eng/For all the drop-off points in Quebec, visit the Web site of Québec EPRA, with whom RECYC-QUÉBEC concluded an agreement to implement and operate, on behalf of its stewards, a responsible program for the recovery and recycling of electronic products. 

 

Oils, lubricants and other motor components.
 

 

Monsieur Muffler, Octo, certain car dealerships and Canadian Tire. To find out the nearest collection point please visit Société de gestion des huiles usagées.

Rechargeable batteries

 

Bell Mobilité, Bureau en Gros, Canadian Tire, Fido, Home Depot, Centre du rasoir, La Source, Rona, Telus mobilité, IKEA and Zellers. To find the closest drop-off point, please visit Appel à recycler.

Non-rechargeable batteries
 

 

Canadian Tire, Fido, Home Depot, Centre du rasoir, La Source, Rona, Telus mobility, IKEA and Zellers.

Lightbulbs and fluorecents
 

RONA, Réno-Dépôt, IKEA and Home Depot. Please visit RecycFluo for additional collection points.

Expired medication
 

In most drugstores.

 

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