Get details about household 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 household waste according to standards.

Household waste or garbage must not contain:

  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Table scraps, if there is a food waste or organic waste collection in your area
  • Hazardous household waste

You could be fined if you put out your bins at the wrong time, if your waste contains unacceptable materials, or if you use the wrong containers.

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Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Building with 30 dwellings or more

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.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Black wheeled bins, equipped with handles, a cover and compliant lifting system (European grip), from 120 to maximum 360 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Garbage cans equipped with handles, of maximum 150 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed, from 50 to maximum 150 litres and maximum 25 kg (55 lb)

Maximum volume accepted

  • 360 litres per residential unit
  • 720 litres per industrial or commercial facility
  • 5 m3 per address

Household waste that is too big for authorized containers can be put out for collection without a container - 25 kg (55 lb) maximum.

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, with a maximum capacity of 35 kg (77 lb)
  • Black wheeled bins, equipped with handles, a cover and compliant lifting system (European grip), with a maximum capacity of 35 kg (77 lb)
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed, with a maximum capacity of 35 kg (77 lb) (small grocery bags are not accepted)

Maximum volume accepted

  • 360 litres per residential unit in areas with food waste collections
  • 720 litres per industrial, commercial or institutional facility
  • 5 m3 per address

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, with a maximum capacity of 150 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Black wheeled bins, equipped with handles, a cover and compliant lifting system (European grip), with a maximum capacity of 360 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed, measuring from 50 to maximum 150 litres and with a maximum capacity of 25 kg (55 lb) (small grocery bags are not accepted)
  • Small containers from 1 m to 3 m3, with a maximum capacity of 25 kg (55 lb) that are equipped with a cover and can be emptied by back loading
  • Wheeled bins from 120 to 360 litres with a maximum capacity of 25 kg (55 lb) that are equipped with a “Dechets” (“Garbage”) sticked from a Montréal municipal inspector

Household waste can also be attached in bundles measuring 50 cm x 1 m maximum, with a maximum capacity of 25 kg (55 lb)

Maximum volume accepted

  • 360 litres per residential unit in areas with food waste collections (excluding upholstered bulky objects)
  • 720 litres per industrial or commercial facility

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Good to know

In Lachine, household waste and upholstered bulky objects are picked up as part of the same collection. Non-upholstered objects and construction and renovation debris are picked up on another day. Learn more

Bags for infested mattresses and headboards are available at the Lachine Accès Montréal office.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste or the organic materials collections if they are offered. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, with a maximum capacity of 25 kg (55 lb) where the collection is done manually
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed with a maximum capacity of 25 kg (55 lb) where the collection is done manually (small grocery bags are not accepted)
  • Black wheeled 360-litre bin with European grip, i.e., a minimum 5-cm (2 in.) rim that the collection truck’s mechanical arm can grip.

Maximum volume accepted

  • 360 litres per residential unit in areas with food waste collections
  • 720 litres per industrial or commercial facility

Containers must not be overflowing or too heavy (25 kg or 55 lb maximum), otherwise they are difficult for garbage collectors to handle.

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed (small grocery bags are not accepted)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Nonflammable and watertight metal container, equipped with a cover, measuring from 1 m3 (35.3 ft3) to maximum 2 m3 (70 ft3)
  • Black wheeled bins, equipped with a cover and a compliant lifting system (European grip), with a maximum capacity of 120 litres to 360 litres
  • Black or dark green plastic bags, properly closed, measuring from 50 to maximum 150 litres (small grocery bags are not accepted)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover
  • All other containers are determined by ordinance

Maximum volume accepted

  • 360 litres per residential unit in areas with food waste collections
  • 720 litres per industrial or commercial facility

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Accepted containers

Buildings with 11 dwellings or fewer:

  • Metal or plastic trash cans with handles and a cover
  • Closed opaque plastic bags no smaller than 56 cm x 61 cm (small plastic grocery bags are not accepted)

It is strongly recommended to put plastic bags in a trash can with a closed cover

Buildings with 12 or more dwellings:

  • Wheeled black or grey bin with a capacity of at least 360 litres and a compliant lifting system (European grip) 
  • A container with cover that has a capacity of 1 m3 to 2.5 m3 and can be emptied by back loading

Maximum volume

Buildings with 11 or fewer dwellings:

  • 360 litres per dwelling

Buildings with 12 or more dwellings and fewer than 50 dwellings that have a food waste collection:

  • 120 litres per dwelling

Buildings with 50 or more dwellings that have a food waste collection:

  • 90 litres per building

Industrial or commercial establishments

  • 720 litres

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste or the organic materials collections if they are offered. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Black wheeled 360-litre bins with a compliant lifting system (European grip)
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed (small grocery bags are not accepted)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, of maximum 120 litres and 27 kg (60 lb)

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Black or gray wheeled bins, equipped with a cover and a compliant lifting system (European grip), with a maximum capacity of 360 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, with a maximum capacity of 150 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed, with a maximum capacity of 50 to 150 litres and 25 kg (55 lb) (small grocery bags are not accepted)

Maximum volume accepted

  • 360 litres per dwelling serviced by food waste collections
  • 720 litres per industrial or commercial facility

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • 360-litre black wheeled bin (not provided by the borough) with a compliant lifting system (European grip)
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed, with a maximum capacity of 50 to 150 litres and 25 kg (55 lb) (small grocery bags are not accepted)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, with a maximum capacity of 25 kg (55 lb)

Maximum acceptable volume

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

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Commercially purchased black or grey wheeled 120-, 240- or 360-litre bins for residential units and wheeled 720-litre bins for businesses and organizations. It must be identified with the owner’s address and have a compliant lifting system (European grip)
  • Garbage can holding maximum 150 litres, kept closed by a lid and provided with handles, and which weighs not more than 25 kg when filled. It must be identified with the owner’s address.
  • Materials fastened in bundles of maximum 1 m (3.3 ft) long and 50 cm (20 in) diameter.

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste or the organic materials collections if they are offered. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Black wheeled 240-litre or 360-litre bins with a compliant lifting system (European grip)
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed (small grocery bags are not accepted)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, of maximum 120 litres

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • 240-litre or 360-litre black wheeled bins, with a maximum capacity of 25 kg (55 lb) and a compliant lifting system (European grip)
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed, measuring 56 cm x 61 cm and with a maximum capacity of 25 kg (55 lb) (small grocery bags are not accepted)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, with a maximum capacity of 100 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Black wheeled bins, equipped with a cover and a compliant lifting system (European grip), with a maximum capacity of 120 litres to 360 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, with a maximum capacity of 100 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Black or dark green plastic bags, properly closed, measuring more than 65 cm x 90 cm and with a maximum capacity of 80 litres (small grocery bags are not accepted)

Maximum number of containers

  • Six containers per commercial facility

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste or the organic materials collections if they are offered. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • 120-litre, 240-litre or 360-litre black wheeled bins with a compliant lifting system (European grip)

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Black wheeled bins, equipped with a cover and a compliant lifting system (European grip), of maximum 360 litres
  • Nonflammable and watertight metal container, equipped with a cover, from 1 m3 (35.3 ft3) to maximum 6 m3 (212 ft3)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, of maximum 150 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed, from 50 to 150 litres and maximum 25 kg (55 lb) (small grocery bags are not accepted)

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Metal or plastic garbage cans of maximum 150 litres
  • Container of maximum 6 m3 (212 ft3)
  • Black wheeled bins with a compliant lifting system (European grip), of maximum 120 litres
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed (small grocery bags are not accepted)

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • 120-litre, 240-litre or 360-litre black wheeled bins, equipped with handles, a cover and compliant lifting system (European grip)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, of maximum 150 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Plastic bags, opaque, properly closed, from 50 to 150 litres and maximum 25 kg (55 lb) (small grocery bags are not accepted)

Maximum number of containers

  • Business: 6 480-litre containers

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when to put out your household waste, visit Info-collectes.

Acceptable materials

  • Broken binders and padded envelopes
  • Broken CDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes, along with their plastic cases
  • Broken dishes (porcelain or ceramic)
  • Broken items made of several different materials (toys, tools, etc.)
  • Broken glass, mirrors and drinking glasses
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Diapers for babies and adults
  • Disposable utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks, straws, etc.)
  • Electric filament, halogen and LED lightbulbs (ideally, take them to an ecocentre for recycling)
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Mineral wools, acoustic tiles, tarry materials from flat roofs in small quantities (ideally, take them to an ecocentre)
  • Non-flexible plastic bags (cereal, cracker or pasta bags)
  • Pet litter
  • Pet droppings
  • Plastic utensils (#6)
  • Plastic straws
  • Metallic potato chip or snack bags
  • Rubber items (garden hoses, boots, etc.)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use wipes and cleaning cloths
  • Stickers
  • Styrofoam (polystyrene) (#6) - Accepted at the St-Laurent and Lasalle ecocentres
  • Surgical or procedural masks
  • Toothpaste tubes and pumps
  • Upholstered furniture or items covered with fabric, leather or other upholstering material, such as sofas, armchairs, chairs, mattresses
  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Waxed papers, cling wrap, carbon papers, metallic papers, wallpaper

Unacceptable materials

Bring these items to an ecocentre

  • Asphalt shingles
  • Automobile tires
  • Bike tires and inner tubes
  • Car tires - Rim diameter must be between 30.48 cm (12 inches) and 62.23 cm (24.5 inches) inclusively with a total maximum diameter of 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Construction, demolition, and renovation debris: (wood, gypsum, bricks, concrete, asphalt shingles, cement, ceramics, rubble, rock, etc.)
  • Cooling devices: Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and  wine cellars because of the halocarbons they contain
  • Dangerous, explosive or toxic materials: used oil, paint, solvents, etc.
  • Electronic products: Stereo systems, computers, printers, DVD players, televisions, tablets, cell phones, etc.
  • Grease and oil
  • Hazardous household waste: Batteries, car batteries, cans of paint, used oil, solvents, aerosols, propane cans, toxic or explosive products, etc. 
  • Household appliances of all sizes
  • Intact fluocompact lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and other light bulbs that contain mercury (Hg symbol on the bulb or lamp, or mention of mercury on the packaging) 
  • Non-upholstered bulky items
  • Sod
  • Soil

Other unacceptable items

  • Contaminated soil
  • Containers, wrappings, printed materials or newspapers that are accepted in the recycling collection
  • Dead animals
  • Food waste (if the collection is offered)
  • Green waste as well as deciduous and evergreen tree branches (including cedar branches). Instead, use the green waste. Outside of collection periods, please bring your green waste to the ecocentre. As a last resort, place your green waste in the household garbage.
  • Hot ashes
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Liquid or semi-liquid substances
  • Medication (bring to the pharmacy)
  • Syringes
  • Tires with a total maximum diameter that is greater than 83.82 cm (33 inches) 
  • Tree stumps and trunks

Acceptable containers

  • Black wheeled bins, equipped with a cover and a compliant lifting system (European grip), from 120 litres to 360 litres and maximum 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Metal or plastic garbage cans equipped with handles and a cover, with a maximum capacity of 150 litres and 25 kg (55 lb)
  • Plastic bags, properly closed, of greater than 56 cm x 61 cm, with a maximum capacity of 25 kg (55 lb) (small plastic grocery bags are not accepted)

Maximum volume accepted

  • 360 litres per residential unit in areas with food waste collections
  • 720 litres per industrial or commercial facility

Legislation