Get details about organic material collections

Last updated November 17, 2022

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

Only four boroughs offer an organic waste collection: Lachine, L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, Pierrefonds-Roxboro et Saint-Laurent. 

The other 15 boroughs have two separate collections: the food waste collection and the green waste collection.

What is organic waste?

Organic waste includes food waste (table and kitchen scraps), paper and cardboard with stains from food or water and green waste (dead leaves, grass clippings and other plants).

Unfortunately, these materials are often thrown away and sent to a landfill. Landfilled organic waste generates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

So, if an organic waste collection is offered in your area, you must participate. You will help reduce waste and preserve the environment.

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