Coming Soon to Lachine Buildings: Brown Bins

Last updated September 7, 2023
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The organic waste collection is coming in two phases to Lachine buildings with nine housing units or more, schools, commercial establishments and industrial facilities: phase 1 in the fall of 2023 and phase 2 in the fall of 2024.

The organic waste collection system has long been in operation among homes and small buildings in Lachine. Now institutions, commercial establishments, industrial facilities and other buildings in Lachine will have the chance to recycle organic waste and thereby contribute to the ecological transition! 

Starting November 16, 2023, shared brown bins on wheels will be available in the common areas of all buildings with 9 housing units or more as well as in institutions, commercial establishments and industrial facilities located in Lachine’s sector 1 (west of 32e Avenue and south of rue Victoria). Small countertop bins will be given to residents covered by the new service. This collection will then be extended to sector 2 in the fall of 2024.

Distribution of brown bins under way

The Éco-quartier Lachine (GRAME) team is working to raise awareness and support the implementation of this collection. You will receive the materials you need to get started: a countertop bin, compostable bags and information on collection procedures. The Borough will distribute the 47-, 80-, 120- and 240-litre brown bins needed for the collections that will take place every Thursday starting November 16, 2023.

Who can I contact for more information?

A telephone line and an email box are available to enable you to speak with a GRAME information officer:
● 514-634-7205

Objectif : zéro déchet Objective: zero waste

Your weekly efforts will help keep many non-waste materials out of landfills. Food waste doesn’t decompose when it’s landfilled, because it has no oxygen. It therefore pollutes our soil and emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. 

Are you a manager?

Offering an organic waste collection service to residents of buildings with 9 or more housing units is an important way of reducing our environmental impact. With this new collection, the quantity of household waste produced then decreases, resulting in fewer black bins, as their contents are distributed with the brown bins. If you haven’t yet been contacted by GRAME, you can reach them at 514-634-7205 or by email at [email protected]

Did you know?

According to Ville de Montréal’s bylaw 16-04 (Règlement sur les services de collecte), it is prohibited to place food waste in household garbage.

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