Get details about food waste collections

Last updated January 11, 2023

Collection schedules, accepted materials, materials that are not accepted and types of bins that are allowed. Find out how to put out table scraps according to standards.

Food waste is collected in 15 boroughs. 

In four boroughs (Lachine, Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, Pierrefonds-Roxboro et Saint-Laurent), this collection is replaced by the organic waste collection, where green waste is also picked up. 

If food waste collection is available for your type of building, you must participate and no longer put your kitchen scraps in your household waste. 

You’ll be helping to reduce the amount of garbage that goes to the landfill and preserve the environment, since food waste makes up 57 percent of the contents of a garbage bag.

To avoid being fined, be sure to follow collection schedules and obey all legislation.

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Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings,  companies, businesses, organizations and schools 

The food waste collection is included in the household waste collection. You can put table scraps in your regular garbage can.

However, if you would like to take part in the food waste collection, please contact us and we will assess your situation.

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Communication channels

311

Outside of Montréal: 514-872-0311

Monday to Friday: From 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Legislation

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

The food waste collection is included in the household waste collection. You can put table scraps in your regular garbage can. 

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

Food waste collection is being implemented gradually from 2021 to 2024 in all buildings with nine or more dwellings as well as neighbourhood institutions, industries and businesses. 

To see areas where the collection is being implemented, see our article.

Exception: If your area does not yet have food waste collection, you can put your food waste in the garbage can.

Community composting sites

If you live in another district, you can compost in community composting sites across the borough.  To register or for more information :

  • Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area, 514-486-2727
  • Côte-des-Neiges area, 514-738-7848

Residents of buildings with more than nine dwellings have priority.

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

This service is not offered in this borough.

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

The food waste collections for buildings with nine or more dwellings, factories, businesses and institutions takes place on Mondays (red zone), Tuesdays (blue zone), Thursdays (green zone) and Fridays (yellow zone).

See Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

Buildings with 20 or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with 21 or more dwellings

You can compost in community composting sites across the borough.  To register or for more information, call 514-404-8577 or write to [email protected].

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

The food waste collection is included in the household waste collection. You can put table scraps in your regular garbage can. 

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

This service is not offered in this borough.

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

The food waste collection is included in the household waste collection. You can put table scraps in your regular garbage can. 

Exception: Two areas have food waste collections:

1. The area east of Highway 25 and north of Rue Sherbrooke.

2. The area bordered to the west by Avenue Rougemont, to the north by Avenue Souligny, to the east by Highway 25 and to the south by the Saint Lawrence River.  

For these two areas, visit Info-Collectes to find out when to put out your brown bin.

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

Food waste collection will be gradually introduced by sector, starting in May 2023.

In the meantime, food waste collection is included in the household waste collection. You can put table scraps in your regular garbage can. 

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

​​​​​Maximum acceptable volume

  • Organizations, businesses and companies (if applicable): 720 litres per collection (except for municipal buildings and educational institutions)

Legislation

Collection schedule

To find out when to put out your brown bin, see Info-Collectes.

Food waste collection is now available for all building types (eight dwellings or less, nine dwellings or more, compagnies, businesses, organizations and schools).

Rules to be respected

  • Place the brown bin in the alley with the wheels facing the building before 8:00 a.m. on the morning of collection. 
  • If access to the alley is not possible or there is no alley, place the brown bin in front of the building.

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

This service is not offered in this borough.

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

The food waste collection is included in the household waste collection. You can put table scraps in your regular garbage can. 

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

The food waste collection is included in the household waste collection. You can put table scraps in your regular garbage can. 

Exceptions: In some areas (in French), the food waste collection is offered .

Commercial streets excluded

  • Avenue du Parc
  • Avenue Papineau
  • Rue Saint-Hubert.

Homes and businesses located on these streets benefit from garbage collection twice a week.

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

This service is not offered in this borough.

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings, companies, businesses, schools and organizations

The food waste collection is included in the household waste collection. You can put table scraps in your regular garbage can.

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

The food waste collection is not offered. You should put table scraps in your regular garbage can (household waste collection). 

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

The food waste collection is included in the household waste collection, except in sector 4 as of Novembre 1, 2022.

Sector 4 is bordered by Rue Champlain (both sides), Rue Sherbrooke (both sides), the Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve border limit and the St. Lawrence River. In this sector, you must participate in the food waste collection.

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

To find out when to put out your brown bin, visit Info-collectes.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

The food waste collection is included in the household waste collection. You can put table scraps in your regular garbage can. 

If you wish to participate in the food waste collection, please speak to your building manager or superintendent first. 

Acceptable materials

Raw, cooked or spoiled food

  • Cookies, sweets and desserts
  • Dairy solids (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Eggs and shells
  • Fish and bones, seafood and shells
  • Grain products such as pasta, bread, rice
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and poultry (with or without bones)
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Pulses and pulse-based proteins: Tofu, tempeh, textured vegetable protein 
  • Spices and herbs
  • Tea and herbal tea leaves or coffee grounds, with the bags or paper filters (no staples)

Food-stained paper and cardboard containers and wrappers 

  • Boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates and all other containers for frozen or takeout food made of paper or cardboard that has been stained with grease or sauce: Pizza and chicken boxes, salad bowls, poutine bowls, takeout boxes
  • Paper bags
  • Paper muffin cups

Papers stained by food waste

  • Brown paper, paper towels, Kleenex, paper napkins 
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bibs
  • Parchment paper

Other acceptable materials

  • Cold ashes from untreated wood (let cool for at least seven days)  
  • Hair, fur and feathers 
  • Pet food and animal feed
  • Paper straws
  • Wooden utensils and silverware, wooden sticks and chopsticks 

Unacceptable materials

Put in your recycling

  • Clean printed material on paper or cardboard and newspapers
  • Clean paper or cardboard containers and wrappings 
  • Plastic, metal or glass containers and wrappers 

Put out for the green waste collection

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden waste
  • Lawn clippings 

Other unacceptable materials

  • All metal, glass or plastic items 
  • Biomedical waste
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable boxes, bowls, condiment containers, plates, glasses, cups and all other food wrappers or containers 
  • Certified compostable, PLA, cornstarch or biodegradable plastic utensils
  • Chewing gum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction and renovation debris
  • Crystal, porcelain, ceramics 
  • Diapers for babies and adults (even certified compostable) and plastic hygiene products such as cotton swabs
  • Disposable cleaning cloths
  • Fabric
  • Hot ashes
  • Liquids: Soup, milk, juice, coffee
  • Natural corks
  • Non-vegetable oil or grease
  • Paint, batteries and hazardous household waste
  • Pet droppings
  • Pet litter, even biodegradable
  • Plastic, even biodegradable or certified compostable
  • Soil, rock, sand
  • Soiled toilet paper
  • Styrofoam and cling wrap
  • Wax
  • Wax paper
  • Wood

Acceptable containers

  • Brown bin provided by the borough
  • Compostable plastic bags certified by the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (the Québec standards organization) placed inside your brown bin
  • Paper bags placed inside your brown bin

Legislation