Citizens of the municipalities of Dundee, Elgin, Franklin, Godmanchester, Havelock, Hinchinbrooke, Howick, Huntingdon, Ormstown, Saint-Anicet, Saint-Chrysostome, Sainte-Barbe and Très-Saint-Sacrement are invited to bring their hazardous household waste (HHW), their electronics, computer and electrical equipment, their small and medium-sized appliances (less than 100 lbs / 50 kg and 3 cubic feet) at one of the four special drop-off locations which will take place between June and August.

All collected materials will be recycled or treated appropriately so as not to harm human health and the environment, which is not the case if they are thrown in the trash, in the sewers or directly in nature. Note that only material from domestic use will be accepted. Products for agricultural, industrial and commercial use, as well as tires and medication will be refused. It is recommended to have proof of residence on hand when dropping off.

HHW generated at home has one or more properties of a hazardous material (flammable, leachable, toxic, corrosive, explosive, oxidizing), whether in liquid, viscous, pasty, gaseous or powder form. Other objects can also be HHW-like, such as computer equipment, refrigerators or batteries because of the chemicals and heavy metals they contain.

For example, the following products should be taken to one of the drop-off locations instead of being thrown in the trash: acid, fertilizer, batteries, used oil and filters, paint, pesticides, propane, antifreeze, cleaning products, aerosols, chemicals for swimming pool and televisions.

In 2021, HHW collection will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in four municipalities on the following Saturdays:

– June 12th , at the Garage municipal in Saint-Anicet at 5001, route 132;
– July 10th , at the Ecocentre in Ormstown at 9, rue Saint-Paul;
– August 7th , at the Garage municipal in Franklin at 1570, route 202;
– August 28th , at the Garage municipal in Godmanchester at 3435, chemin Ridge.

Mélanie Calvé

Mélanie Calvé

Journaliste

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