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Household hazardous waste (HHW)
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Household hazardous waste (HHW)
Household hazardous waste (HHW)

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Household hazardous waste is any toxic, explosive, flammable or corrosive substance or item. It is not accepted in municipal landfills, and must be disposed of in a responsible manner.

Examples of HHW

  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries and accumulators (car batteries)
  • Chemical products (acid, glue, thinner, cleaner, solvent, etc.)
  • Chlorine
  • Extinguishers
  • Neon and compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Propane tanks
  • Ink cartridges
  • Medication​
  • Paint, stain, varnish
  • Pesticides
  • Tires
  • Used oil and filters
  • Container, empty or not, with one of the pictograms below. 

How should you dispose of HHW?

  • Take it to an ecocentre, no charge.
  • A number of places accept HHW. Consult DTRITUS.
  • When in doubt, consult DTRITUS to find out how to dispose of your items.



About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 292,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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