Annual HHW Collection Days

List of HHW materials we collect

Many household, automotive and gardening products are even more harmful to the environment if improperly discarded. To reduce pollution, the Town of Hampstead offers residents an annual collection day for the safe disposal of many of these materials. This collection day is reserved for residents; commercial waste is not accepted. The following products must not go in the regular garbage nor down the drain, but should instead be brought to the Hazardous Waste Collection:

  • paint
  • paint strippers
  • varnishes and stains
  • solvents
  • acids
  • oxidizing agents
  • used oil or gas
  • dry-cell batteries
  • pesticides
  • car batteries
  • antifreeze
  • cleaners
  • aerosol cans
  • propane tanks (full or empty)
  • any other product marked toxic, corrosive, reactive or flammable

For more information on disposal of hazardous waste or any other material, contact Public Works.

HHW collection dates for 2016

The Town of Hampstead offers one annual HHW collection day:

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Public Works Garage
10 Cleve Road
From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Can't make it to Hampstead's collection? Collection days in neighbouring communities are also open to Hampsteaders, as follows:

Sunday, August 14, 2016

City of Côte Saint-Luc
Municipal Garage, 7001 Mackle Road 
Côte Saint-Luc
9 am to 5 pm

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Borough of Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Public Works Yard, 2140 Madison Avenue
9 am to 5 pm

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
City of Westmount
Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrook St. W.
9 am to 5 pm

What we also collect during annual collection dates

In addition to disposing of your paints, solvents, cleaners and other hazardous products, you can also take the opportunity to get rid of personal and confidential documents. Shred-It, a document destruction company, will assist you in destroying old bank records, receipts and other personal data to protect you from identity theft. EPRA-Québec will also be on site to collect end-of-life electronics, such as old computers, televisions, gaming systems, cellular phones and other electronic devices, in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. 

You may also bring your unwanted clothing, fabric or leather articles to put in the bins provided by the non-profit MADA organization. The bins are now found near the Public Works garage, near the intersection of Harland and Cleve Roads. All articles in good condition will be redistributed and worn again. If not, they will be shredded and the fibers recycled to produce new fashions in clothing.

Other options if you miss the annual collection

There are six Eco-Centres on the territory of the City of Montreal where you may dispose of Hazardous Household Waste throughout the year. The closest one to our Town is Eco-Centre Côte-des-Neiges, at 6925 Côte-des-Neiges, between Bedford and Jean-Talon. Proof of residence is required (driving permit, copy of a tax bill, Accès-Montréal card or a utility bill with an identity card.) Please note that the Centre is closed on Mondays but open on Saturdays. For their business hours please call 514 872-3517.

Other places where to dispose of certain Hazardous Household Waste:

  • Used tires, engine oil, and car batteries: Used tires are not accepted in the regular refuse collection. However, residents may dispose of them in any garage that sells tires.
  • Paints and dyes: Residents may dispose of oil and latex paints as well as stains at the RONA Dismat stores. If the container is empty, it may be discarded in the refuse only after the traces of paint in the container are completely dry. Ideally, bring the container to the HHW collections or to one of the Eco-Centres.
  • Propane tanks: Certain dealers accept used tanks for recycling.
  • Outdated medication: Outdated medication can be returned to a pharmacy at all times.