Hazardous Household Waste

Hazardous household waste (HHW) accounts for about 1% of our waste. However, improper disposal of HHW can pose a threat to the health of our living environment. In the MRC d’Argenteuil, we take this issue seriously, and divert more HHW than the Québec average.

Did you know?

Québec’s anti-poison centre states that the principal danger associated with hazardous products is related to incorrect storage and use, which causes thousands of cases of intoxication every year, particularly among children. Storing such products carries a risk of fire, accidental spillage and ambient air contamination.


What can you take to the Ecocentre?

The materials accepted may vary from one ecocentre to another. To find out what types of HHW are accepted at your ecocentre, visit your municipality’s page.

In the Home

  • - Expired drugs
  • - Rubbing alcohol
  • - Ammonia
  • - Furniture wax
  • - Hair dyes
  • - Fondue fuel
  • - Varnish remover
  • - Bleach
  • - Hair spray
  • - Oven cleaner
  • - Toilet cleaner
  • - Metal cleaner
  • - Drain clog remover
  • - Scouring powder

In the Garage / Workshop

  • - Sulfuric acid
  • - Aerosols
  • - Compact fluorescent bulbs
  • - Antifreeze
  • - Car batteries
  • - Propane tanks
  • - Diluents
  • - Gasoline
  • - Used filters
  • - Tar
  • - Huile usée
  • - Paint
  • - Pesticides
  • - Batteries
  • - Tires with or without rim
  • - Chemical products
  • - Solvents
  • - Dyes
  • - Fluorescent tubes
  • - Varnish
  • - Solvent-based glue
  • - Strippers
  • - Engrais chimiques
  • - Pool products

Electrical Applicances

  • - Cameras
  • - Camera
  • - Cell phones
  • - Game consoles
  • - Printers
  • - Video games
  • - DVD, CD and VHS players
  • - Computers
  • - Peripheral devices
  • - Photocopier
  • - Radio
  • - Answering machines
  • - Tablets
  • - Pagers
  • - Fax machine
  • - Telephones
  • - Television

Not accepted at the ecocentre ?

Consult your municipality’s page to find out exactly what types of HHW are accepted at your ecocentre.

- Needles and syringes
- Firearms and ammunition
- Animal carcass
- Biomedical waste
- Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Tips and Advice for HHW

  • There are many alternatives to hazardous household products. You can learn more by visiting websites dedicated to homemade or natural cleaning products.
  • It is preferable to leave products in their original containers.
  • Never place these materials in a municipal collection bin, as their compaction in the collection truck could cause an explosion.