Environment 22 July 2020
If you live in Dundee, Elgin, Franklin, Godmanchester, Havelock, Hinchinbrooke, Howick, Huntingdon, Ormstown, Saint-Anicet, Saint-Chrysostome, Sainte-Barbe, or Très-Saint-Sacrement please bring your household hazardous waste (HHW), your electrical devices, and electronics, as well as small and medium-sized household appliances and refrigeration appliances (less than 100 lb/50 kg or 3 cu. ft.) to one of three special collections that will take place between August and October.
All materials collected will be recycled or treated appropriately so as not to harm human health or the environment, which is no the case if these items are disposed of in your household garbage, in the sewer system or more broadly in nature.
Collections will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., in different municipalities:
Only household products will be accepted. Agricultural, industrial and commercial waste, as well as tires and medication, will be refused. It is strongly recommended to have proof of residence in hand.
HHW that is generated at home contains one or more properties of a hazardous substance (flammable, leachable, toxic, corrosive, explosive, oxidizing), whether in liquid, viscous, paste, gaseous or powdered 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 and their containers should be taken to one of the collections instead of being thrown away: acids, fertilizers, batteries, used oil and filters, paint, pesticides, propane, antifreeze, maintenance and cleaning products, aerosols, pool chemicals, and televisions.
For a more complete list of accepted domestic products, visit this section: mrchsl.com/en/services/waste-management/hhw.
EPRA-Québec’s Recycle My Electronics program will take charge of all electronics brought to the special collection. To see a list of all of the accepted electric and electronic products (televisions, keyboards, headphones, etc.), go to: www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/qc/what-can-i-recycle.
For any questions, contact Émilie Escafit at: email@example.com or 450 264 5411, extension 225.
© Anick Lacroix, MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent