Hazardous Household Waste (HDD)

What does « hazardous household waste» or HHD mean?

Dangerous products are characterized by the following properties:

☣️ Corrosive: products the destroy, decay or burn materials as well as skin. (ex. car batteries).

🔥 Flammable: products that easily catch fire and burn intensely. (ex. lighter fuel and et turpentine).

☠️ Toxic: products that act as poison on living beings (ex. pesticides).

💥Explosive: products that cause an explosion or give off toxic vapors(ex. compressed oxygen cylinder and aerosol cans).

Many household items have these characteristics. We can find them stored in the kitche, bathroom, shed or garage in every home across the province. It is important to know how to identify and eliminating them in a safe and efficient way.

Household products

  • Ammonia (glass cleaners), home cleaners, stove cleaner
  • Aerosol cans
  • Floor wax or stripping agents
  • Fondue fuel
  • Drain cleaner
  • Stain remover
  • Lotion & perfume
  • Household batteries
  • Furniture & metal polish
  • Nail polish & remover
  • Old electronic products

Garden products

  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Weed removers
  • Fungicide & herbicide
  • Pesticide & insecticide
  • Rat poison

Shed products

  • Antifreeze
  • Used oil
  • Car batteries
  • Kerosene
  • Glue
  • Car wax & polish
  • Brush cleaner
  • Stain, alkylde & latex paint
  • Paint thinner & remover
  • Gas

Miscellaneous products

  • Pool acid
  • Propane tank
  • Mothballs
  • Insect repellent
  • Shoe wax
  • Chemical products for photos

How to eliminate hazardous household waste

The Régie intermunicipale de gestion des déchets solides de la région de Coaticook and the Ressourcerie des frontières are still the two places where Town of Stanstead residents may freely dispose of hazardous household waste products.

This year, the Town of Stanstead is organizing a special collection day for hazardous household materials open to all residents of Stanstead. On May 20, 2023 at the Stanstead municipal garage (10 Villeneuve), residents are invited to bring their HHD products while respecting the above list.