Do you know how to sort your household waste, how to compost and recycle? Do you know the collection schedules in Lachine according to your sector? To help you find your way around, here is a practical guide:
Schedule of household waste collections
Collection of non-upholstered bulky items (wood furniture, electric household appliances, etc.) and construction debris:
- Sector 1: the first Friday of the month
- Sector 2: first Tuesday of the month
Collection of household garbage and bulky upholstered items (sofa, armchair, mattress, carpets, etc.):
- Sector 1: Friday
- Sector 2: Tuesday
Household garbage and bulky upholstered items
Household garbage must not contain any recyclable materials (paper, cardboard, glass, metal and certain plastics), nor any food waste or green waste if you have organic waste collection service in your area.
Upholstered bulky items (sofas, mattresses, carpets, etc.) are part of the collection of household garbage and are picked up once a week. To find out your collection day, check online at info-collectes.
Construction, renovation and demolition debris as well as non-upholstered bulky items
Non-upholstered bulky items (e.g. appliances, furniture) as well as construction, renovation and demolition debris and large cardboard are collected once a month. To find out your collection day, check online at info-collectes.
Paper and cardboard as well as plastic, metal and glass containers that have been emptied and rinsed must be placed in the recycling bin.
Only the green bins provided by the borough are emptied.
The collection is carried out once a week according to the collection day scheduled for your sector. To find out your collection day, check online at info-collectes.
Organic waste must be disposed of in the brown bin provided by the borough.
Plastic bags are prohibited, even if they are compostable or biodegradable.
Food waste may be wrapped in paper or cardboard (bags, boxes, newspapers, flyers).
Waste materials that are accepted
- Food waste
- Soiled paper and cardboard: paper towels, food-soiled paper or cardboard (plates, pizza boxes)
- Green waste, including leaves (The excess can be placed in paper bags or rigid reusable containers.)
The collection is carried out once a week on Wednesdays in all sectors.
To obtain bins
To obtain a new bin or additional bins, call 311.
To replace one of your bins
If one of your bins is stolen or broken, call 311.
To change the size of your bins
You may change the size of your bins free of charge (some restrictions apply). Just call 311.
Now that you know what waste materials are disposed of in which collection, all you need to know now is when to put your bin out! To find out your collection days, check online at info-collectes. Just enter your postal code and that’s it!
Your bins must be put out at the curb between 7 p.m. the night before and 7 a.m. on the day of collection, in order to keep the sidewalks and streets clear of unnecessary obstructions.