Collections in Lachine: Sorting, Composting, Recycling

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: 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.

Recycling 

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

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.

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!

Collection schedule in Lachine

Household garbage and bulky upholstered items (sofas, mattresses, carpets, etc.)

  • Sector 1 : Friday 
  • Sector 2 : Tuesday

Recycling

  • Sector 1 : Monday 
  • Sector 2 : Thursday

Organic waste

All sectors : Wednesday

Construction, renovation and demolition debris and non-upholstered bulky items (appliances, furniture)  

  • Sector 1 : First Friday of the month
  • Seector 2 : First Tueday of the month

 

To find out your collection day, check online at info-collectes.

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.