Household waste or garbage should not contain recyclable materials (paper, cardboard, glass, metal and some plastics) since these must be put out in the recycling bin, nor should it contain food waste if this is collected separately in your area.
To find out the collection schedule, see Info-Collectes.
Other drop-off points:
If you own a new residential building with 30 dwellings or more and need to remove, add or change containers, you must contact 311. We will assess the type and number of authorized containers. The owner is responsible for the cost of containers.
Good to know
To avoid being fined, please be sure to comply with collection schedules and conditions.
- Light bulbs
- Garden hoses
- Broken binders, padded envelopes
- Broken toys
- Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs
- Cat litter
- Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
- Broken tools, screws or nails
- Waxed papers, stretch films, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpapers
- Cereal, cracker or potato chip bags
- Sanitary pads
- Styrofoam (polystyrene (#6))
- Carpets and rugs
- Pool liners
- Toothpaste tubes
- Plastic utensils (#6)
- Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
- Movie films
- Dead animals
- Stones, rocks
- Asphalt shingles
- Vehicle batteries
- Automobile tires
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Bulky items
- Tree branches, stumps and trunks
- Recyclable materials
- Electronic products and small parts: stereo systems, printers, DVD players, personal computers, CRT and flat screen televisions, etc.
- Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
- Household appliances: kitchen stoves, toasters, washing machines, clothes dryers, etc.
- Green waste: sweepings, grass clippings, weeds, leaves, trimmings, etc. (outside the period of green waste collections)
- Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: asphalt, concrete, mortar, ceramic, etc.
- Reusable materials
- Sharp-edged materials that can cut or prick: pieces of glass, etc.
- Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, of maximum 150 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
- Black wheeled bins, equipped with handles, a cover and compliant lifting system, from 120 to maximum 360 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
- Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed, from 50 to maximum 150 litres and maximum 25 kg (55 lb) (small grocery bags are not accepted)
- Limit of 360 litres per residential unit
- Limit of 720 litres per industrial or commercial facility
- Limit of 5 m3 per address