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In order to reduce the amount of materials going to landfills and fight against the degradation of biophysical environments, CRE de Laval invites you to sell or donate your bulky waste or objects that you no longer use, so as to promote the re-use of products.

Where can I return defective products or end-of-life items?


1. Directory of accepted/refused materials for the various material collections


The research tool Ça va où?  (in French) by RECYC-QUÉBEC allows you to search by material type and to find out where it has to be disposed.


2. Other drop-off points by type of material


Appliances - Small and large

Small appliances

With the recent opening of the new permanent ecocentre, it is now possible for Laval citizens to get rid of their end-of-life small appliances for free - in an ecoeresponsible way. 



Large appliances

For large, non-functional appliances (stoves, washers, dryers and others), it is possible to dispose of them either by dropping them at the new ecocentre or during the bulky waste collection offered by the City of Laval. This collection happens once a month for residential units of 7 units and less - for housing buildings of 8 units and more, tenants can dispose of their large appliances during the garbage collection that takes place once a week.

For the dates of the next bulky waste collections, visit the City of Laval's website.




Cyclo Nord-Sud's mission is to recycle and reset unused bicycles for the benefit of vulnerable communities through different local and international solidarity initiatives.

SOS VÉLO is a social insertion and professional enterprise in search of used bikes for its production of bicycles made of both new and recycled parts.


Books and magazines


Cars (used engine oil, antifreeze tanks, filters, empty oil containers, aerosol containers)

The Société de gestion des huiles usagées (SOGHU) manages a recuperation and recycling program for used oils and antifreese of 50 litres and less, as well as used filters. To find the closest drop-off point, click here.

It is also possible to get rid of used oils and tires to the ecocentre or the dry material disposal site, respectively located at 1205, boulevard Dagenais Wesr and 4026, boulevard Dagenais West.


Cells and batteries

Electronics and hardware stores mentioned above have cell and battery collection programs.

Appel à recycler is Canada's largest cell & battery recycler. To find the nearest drop-off point, click here.





Recork is North America's largest cork recycling program, with over 128 millions of corks recycled since 2008.

To find the nearest drop-off point, click here.


Electronic devices (laptops and computers, digital tablets, keyboards, mouses, routers/modems, cables, cell phones)

Faulty electronic equipment or end-of-life devices can also be left at the ecocentre where they will be recycled.



You may recycle your eyeglasses by donating them to one of the organizations above; they will be redistributed to individuals that do not have access to basic eye health care services.




Ink cartridges

The Mira Foundation has been offering for a few years now a recovery service of ink cartridges with the support of several partners in order to finance its dog training program for people suffering from visual impairments.

To find the nearest drop-off point, click here.

Some large chain stores offer an ink cartridge recycling service. However, it is preferable to contact your nearest branch to confirm before going.


Lightbulbs and Lamps

Compact fluorescent light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and high-intensity discharge lamp can all be left at the ecocentre.

Managed by the Association pour la Gestion Responsable des Produits (AGRP), the non-profit program RecycFluo aims to responsibly recycle lightbulbs and fluorescent tubes containing mercury.

To find the nearest drop-off point, click here.

Several hardware stores, including the ones cited above, act as a drop-off point for the recycling of lightbulbs and fluorescent items.


Mattresses and bedbases

Mattresses and bedbases can be disposed of at the ecocentre during opening hours. Mattresses and bedbases can also be collected during the City of Laval's bulky waste collection.

For the dates of the upcoming bulky waste collections, click here.


Medication (expired or not)

Bring all your expired medication (over the counter and prescribed) and natural health products to your pharmacist - he/she will dispose of them responsibly. It is essential to avoid throwing medication away in the toilet or in the sink.


Paints, varnishes, dyes, aerosols and paint containers

To find the nearest drop-off point and the kinds of paints that are accepted, click here.

Through its mobile ecocentre, the City of Laval collects paint, dye and varnish.


Refrigeration equipment

The non-profit organization Gorecycle manages collection and recycling activities for appliances that contain halocarbons (CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs) such as friges, coolers, cellars, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and more. There are several drop-off points in Laval - click here to discover them.

It is now possible to drop your cooling appliances at the ecocentre where they will be recycled.

The City of Laval also offers a free collection service for cooling appliances. To schedule a collection, simply call 311 or place an online request.



Textiles (clothes that cannot be worn anymore)

Textil’Art is a reference for the recovery of textile materials and the socio-professional integration of people distant from the labour market.




3. Hazardous Household Waste


You can dispose of your hazardous household waste in an ecoresponsible way by bringing them to the ecocentre. Accepted waste items are as follow: solid, liquid or gaseous waste (generated by domestic business only).


4. Building Materials

Dry materials (construction or renovation debris, tree stumps, tree trunks, etc.) can be recuperated. You can dispose of them in a compliant and safe way by using the receiving area for dry materials or the ecocentre, both managed by the City of Laval.

We invite you to check out the City of Laval's website to learn more about the list of accepted and refused materials and find out how to dispose of them.


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