The Big Drop-Off

Collection day

On August 21, 2022, from 9 am to 5 pm, a collection day will held so that residents can bring hazardous household waste at Public Works (7001 Mackle) for safe disposal. You can drop off the following kinds of items:

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)  

Guideline when dropping off HHW :  

  • Put your HHW in the trunk of your vehicle. Make sure that each product is stored separately (no bulk), in a waterproof container. For example, pool chlorine must be kept separate from other products. 
  • Show proof of residence in the city of Côte Saint-Luc. 
  • Stay in your vehicle. 
  • Turn off the vehicle’s engine and open the trunk so that employees can remove the products. 
  • If you need to give the employees any information, please do so while remaining in your vehicle. 

Accepted items

  • Acrylic sealant 
  • Adhesives 
  • Aerosol cans 
  • Alcohol 
  • Batteries 
  • Batteries (lead/acid) 
  • Chemical products for swimming pools 
  • Cleaning products 
  • Degreasers 
  • Drain cleaner 
  • Dyes 
  • Empty containers 
  • Epoxy 
  • Fluorescent light bulbs 
  • Fuel 
  • Maintenance products 
  • Mercury 
  • Oil filters 
  • Oils: linseed, engine, vegetable 
  • Paint remover 
  • Paints: latex, alkyds, enamel 
  • Pesticides and fertilizers 
  • Primers 
  • Propane tanks 
  • Rust inhibitor 
  • Tar 
  • Turpentine 
  • Undamaged compact fluorescent light bulbs 
  • Varnish 
  • Varsol™ type paint thinner 
  • Wood preservatives 

Not accepted

  • Asbestos 
  • Biomedical waste: consult a health professional or a CSSS 
  • Cylinders of compressed gas other than propane: insulating foam, welding gas, helium, CO2 cylinders, etc. 
  • Explosive products (picric acid) 
  • Firearms and ammunition: take to the police station 
  • Laboratory products 
  • Medications: return to the pharmacy 
  • Products containing PCBs 
  • Pyrotechnic materials (fireworks, flares): take to the police station 
  • Radioactive waste 
  • Smoke alarms: throw in the household waste 

Electronic waste (TIC – Technology, information, communication) 

Accepted items

  • Cellular devices and pagers 
  • Computer and video game peripherals (mouse; trackballs; keyboards; keypads; touchpad mouse; media readers; routers/modems; external hard drives; external floppy disk drives; external optical disk drives; numeric keypads; graphic tablets without display; hdmi switches; joysticks; video game console controllers, balance boards, sensors and other input devices; hard drive duplicators;); bridges, wireless access points, switches, range extenders; cables; connectors; chargers; remotes; memory cards; usb keys; toner cartridges) 
  • Desktop computers 
  • Desktop printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers and multi-function devices (floor-standing devices are not accepted) 
  • Display devices (televisions; computer monitors) 
  • Home theatre in a box 
  • Non-cellular phones and answering machines, corded and cordless 
  • Non-portable audio/video systems (video cassette players (vcrs; digital projectors; digital video recorders (dvrs); personal video recorders (pvrs); non-portable disc players/recorders (dvd, blu-ray, etc.; turntables/record players; audio speaker systems; other digital music recorders/players; non-portable combination cassette; karaoke machines) 
  • Personal/portable audio/video systems  
  • Portable computers (laptop; notebook; tablet computers; netbook computers; minicomputers)
  • Vehicle Audio/Video and Navigation Systems

Documents to be shredded 

A maximum of 3 “Bankers” type (12 X 10 X 15 in) box per household is accepted.  

And also, the following items are not accepted during the big Drop

Not accepted

  • Construction, renovation, demolition debris 
  • Green waste (compost, garden/lawn residue)  
  • Household items (lamp, vacuum, kettle, mattress etc.)  
  • Household waste (garbage)  
  • Recycling  
  • Scrap metal