If your spring cleaning involves disposing of hazardous waste from your home, here’s when and where you can safely do that in the West Island this spring.

Photograph: Courtesy of City of Dorval.

Spring-cleaning generally involves disposing of chemical, plastic and electronic waste that we’ve harboured in our homes. Municipalities across the West Island will hold drop-off days this spring for hazardous household waste. Included are:

* HHW (hazardous household waste) — paints, oils, antifreeze, aerosols, chemical cleaners, etc.

* Polystyrene items — foam or hard plastic, either coloured or transparent.

* ICT (information and communications technologies) — computers, screens, printers, televisions, radios, cellphones, etc.

The materials will be disposed of safely and responsibly to protect the environment and divert dangerous substances from landfills. 

These events are for domestic waste only. Waste from industries, businesses, and institutions will be refused. Proof of residency will be required.

The following COVID-19 measures will be in effect:

Put your hazardous household waste in the trunk of your vehicle. Ensure that each product is stored separately (no bulk) in a waterproof container (for example, pool chlorine must be kept separate from other products).

* Stay in your vehicle.

* Turn off the vehicle’s engine and open the trunk so employees can remove the products.

* If you need to give the employees any information, please do so while remaining in your vehicle.

* BAIE D’URFÉ     

When: Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Municipal garage, 300 Surrey Rd., Baie d’Urfé.


When: Saturday, April 23, 2022 and Sunday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Beaconsfield High School, 250 Beaurepaire Dr., Beaconsfield.


When: Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Municipal buildings, 12001 de Salaberry Blvd., Dollard des Ormeaux.


When: Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Ballantyne Park, 520 Bouchard Blvd., Dorval.


When: Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Municipal garage, 25 Claude-Jodoin St., Kirkland. 


When: Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: 350 montée de l’Église, l’Île-Bizard.


When: Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Caserne 57, 13795 Pierrefonds Blvd., Pierrefonds.


When: Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Where: Parking lot behind city hall, 451 St. Jean Blvd., Pointe-Claire.

Photograph: Cottonbro.

The following off-island municipalities have regional eco-centres that accept household hazardous waste on an ongoing basis. Here are their opening hours from April 1 to November 30:


When: Fridays (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Saturdays (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Where: 750 Olympic Blvd., Pincourt.


When: Tuesday to Sunday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Where: 2800 Henry-Ford St., Vaudreuil-Dorion.


When: Monday, Thursday and Friday (noon to 5 p.m.), Saturday and Sunday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Where: 32 rue de la Coopérative, Rigaud.

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