Waste sorting, collection schedule, useful addresses, all the information on the disposal of residual materials in one place. This makes it easy to navigate!
Your collections at a glance
Household waste must not contain recyclable materials (paper, cardboard, glass, metal and certain plastics), nor food waste or green waste if you benefit from the organic waste collection service in your area.
Buildings with 8 units or less
Collection is carried out every two weeks according to the collection day established for each sector. Only the black bins provided by the borough are emptied. No other container (garbage cans or garbage bags) is picked up or emptied. To find out your collection day, consult Info-Collecte.
Buildings with 9 or more units
The frequency of collection depends on the type of container used:
- Wheeled bins provided by Saint-Laurent: Once a week, depending on the sector.
- Metal containers or garbage bags: Twice a week, depending on the sector. To find out your collection day, consult Info-Collecte.
Paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass are the five materials that must be placed in the recycling bin provided by the borough.
Only the green bins provided by the borough are emptied.
Collection is carried out once a week according to the collection day established for each sector. To find out your collection day, consult Info-Collecte.
Organic waste must be placed in the brown bin provided by the borough.
Plastic bags are prohibited, even if they are compostable or biodegradable.
- Food residues
- Soiled paper and cardboard: paper towels, paper or cardboard soiled by food (e.g .: plates, pizza boxes)
- Green residue including leaves (excess can be placed in paper bags or reusable rigid containers).
Collection is carried out once a week. To find out your collection day, consult Info-Collecte.
Large trash items must be placed in two separate piles according to their type:
• Bulky non-upholstered items (eg: appliances, furniture), construction, renovation and demolition waste and large cardboard.
• Bulky upholstered items (eg: sofas, mattresses, rugs).
Collection is carried out once a month according to the collection day established for each sector. To find out your collection day, consult Info-Collecte.
It is forbidden to place hazardous household waste in the collection bins.
To dispose of it in an ecological way, bring these materials to the Saint-Laurent ecocentre.
3535, rue Sartelon
- motor oil
- car batteries
- fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs
- propane cylinders
- tires without rims
Other accepted materials
- used clothes
- computer and electronic equipment (televisions, screens, computers, etc.)
Tree branches and leaves are accepted in the organic waste collection.
For buildings with 9 or more units, a leves and braches collection is available until November 24, according to the recycling collection schedule by sector.
Plastic bags are not permitted. Place leaves in paper bags or reusable containers.
Branches must be no longer than one metre and less than 5 cm in diameter, and tied in bundles. Branches larger than 5 cm in diameter must be taken to an ecocentre or collected by a private contractor.
Good to know
The City of Montreal oversees the disposal of residual materials in order to limit their impact on health and the environment. To avoid receiving a fine, be sure to follow the terms and schedule for collections.
Responsible actions to adopt
- Respect the schedule for each collection.
- Your bins must be left between 7 p.m. the day before and 7 a.m. on the day of collection, at the curb, in order to free up pedestrian and traffic lanes.
- Respect the type of container allowed according to the type of collection.
- Do not throw your household waste in the public trash.
- Avoid depositing your waste or other objects elsewhere than in the designated places (no illegal dumps).
Obtain new bins
To obtain a new bin or additional bins, contact 311.
Replace your bins
In the event of theft or breakage of one of your bins, contact 311.
Change the volume of your bins
It is possible to change the volume of your bins free of charge (some restrictions apply). Just call 311.