One of the first signs that spring has finally arrived is the city’s hosting of its biannual hazardous waste collection .This spring the one day event will be held Saturday, April 29 at 9 am. on the parking lot at the Westmount Public Library. We can go through our household cupboards, garages and even the trunks of our cars to pull out and get rid of all those nasty hazardous products such as leftover paints, solvents, used batteries, pesticides, etc.
What many of us do not realize is many household, automotive and gardening products are even more harmful to the environment if improperly discarded. Hazardous or toxic products must not go in the regular garbage nor down the drain, but should instead be brought to the Hazardous Waste Collections
Accepted materials include paint, solvents, cleaners, pesticides, batteries (dry-cell and car batteries), antifreeze. motor oil, propane tanks or anything marked corrosive, reactive or flammable, pesticides and fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, aerosol cans, fluorescent tube lights and CFLs and nail polish.
The city will not accept appliances, asbestos, tires, CFCs and all commercial waste, biomedical waste, radioactive waste, ammunitions and firearms. fireworks, road flares, and medications.
For more information on disposal of hazardous waste or any other material, contact Public Works.