Get details about recycling collections

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

This collection, which is available everywhere in Montréal in single-stream mode, allows you to place all your materials in a single container to be transported and processed at the sorting centre.

You can recycle: 

  • Paper, cardboard, metal or glass containers that are clean and empty 
  • Paper, cardboard or plastic wrappers that are not soiled 
  • Paper printed materials
  • Newspapers

Other objects or waste made of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal or glass are not accepted for recycling.

For example, plastic forks are not wrappers or containers. They will not be recycled and must be landfilled.

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Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • Recycling bins must be put away within 12 hours after the collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin
  • Clear or blue see-through plastic recycling bags

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • A maximum of 15 360-litre roll-out bins are permitted per residential or commercial building.
  • Recycling bins must be put away no later than 10:00 p.m. on the day of collection. They should no longer be visible.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin
  • Clear or blue see-through plastic recycling bags

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • Recycling bins must be put away within 12 hours after the collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 240-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin
  • Wheeled 660-litre bin
  • Clear or blue see-through plastic recycling bags

Recycling bags (“recyclo-sacs”)

New tenants in buildings of nine dwellings or more, already served by curbside bin collection, can obtain recycling bags from their local éco-quartier.

Store-bought bin
We collect all wheeled recycling bins with lids, regardless of colour, as long as the recycling symbol is visible.

No bins provided to businesses

The borough does not provide wheeled bins to businesses, offices, factories or workshops.

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin on your property with the wheels turned towards your home. Leave at least 30 cm of clearance around the bin.
  • Cardboard boxes that cannot be placed in a container must be flattened and tied into bundles not exceeding one metre in length, 0.5 m3 in volume, and 25 kg in weight.
  • A maximum of 15 360-litre roll-out bins are permitted per residential or commercial building.
  • Two bins are offered free of charge to businesses. If you need more bins for your business, you must purchase them. 
  • Recycling bins must be put away within 12 hours after the collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Clear or clear blue recycling bag with a minimum capacity of 50 litres and a maximum capacity of 150 litres. No opaque bags.
  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 240-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • A maximum of 15 360-litre wheeled bins are permitted per residential or commercial building.
  • Recycling bins must be put away within 12 hours after the collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Wheeled 240-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Put recyclable materials in a transparent plastic bag (except in the sector where 67-litre recycling bins are provided).
  • When using a 67-litre bin, place materials so that the lid closes completely.
  • Large cardboard boxes must be disassembled, tied up and placed near the bin or the bag.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin or the bag near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Recycling bins must be put away no later than 10:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

Businesses

  • The purchase of a 240-litre or 360-litre wheeled bin is at your expense.
  • The volume of recycling materials must not exceed 720 litres per collection (3 x 240-litre bins, or 2 x 360-litre bins, or 1 x 360-litre bin and 3 bags, or 12 bags)
  • Companies in the commercial or industrial sector with a large volume of recoverable materials must hire a private collector.

Residents of buildings with nine or more dwellings

Want to participate in a selective collection program? You must first discuss the matter with the owner and concierge in your building.

Once you come to an agreement with the owner, you can contact the Accès Montréal office to find out what to do next.

The borough provides 360 litre or 660 litre rolling bins free of charge to buildings with nine or more dwellings, non-profit organizations, schools and hospitals.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

Buildings with eight or fewer dwellings

  • 67-liter recycling bins in the sector located between rue Papineau (east side only), Mont-Royal (north side only), Iberville (west side only) and the railway line. These bins replace single-use plastic bags.
  • See-through plastic recycling bags in other sectors.

Buildings with nine or more dwellings

  • Wheeled 240-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin
  • Wheeled 660-litre bin
  • See-through plastic recycling bags
  • Cardboard boxes fastened in bundles

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

  • Recycling collection is available to everyone.
  • Bins are provided free of charge to residents.
  • Small businesses, organizations, schools, and hospitals must purchase a green wheeled bin of up to 660 litres with a European grip (photo below).

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Cardboard boxes that cannot be placed in a container must be flattened and tied into bundles not exceeding one metre in length, 0.5 m3 in volume, and 25 kg in weight.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360- and 660-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • A maximum of 15 360-litre roll-out bins are permitted per residential or commercial building.
  • Recycling bins must be put away no later than 10:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Green wheeled 360-litre bin with European grip (see photo)
  • Green wheeled 660-litre bin with European grip for businesses and organizations only
  • See-through plastic recycling bags

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • When using multiple bins, place them side by side, leaving a 30-cm gap between them.
  • Recycling bins must be put away within 12 hours after the collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Wheeled 240-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin
  • Wheeled 660-litre bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • Recycling bins must be put away no later than 10:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Large cardboard boxes must be disassembled, tied up and placed near the bin or the bag.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • The recycling bin must be returned to the back yard by 10:00 p.m. on the day of collection (or to the front of the building if the first option is not possible).

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 240-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin
  • Wheeled 660-litre bin
  • Clear or blue see-through plastic recycling bags

The wheeled bin must be equipped with a European connector and be blue or green (no other colour is allowed).

Maximum acceptable volume

  • Organizations, businesses and companies: 1080 litres per collection (except for municipal buildings and educational institutions)

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Cardboard boxes that cannot be placed in a container must be disassembled, flattened and tied into bundles not exceeding one metre in length, 0.5 m3 in volume, and 25 kg in weight.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • Recycling bins must be put away no later than 10:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 240-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin
  • Clear or blue see-through plastic recycling bags

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • The wheels of the bin must be toward the house, not the street.
  • Recycling bins must be put away no later than 10:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • NespressoTM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Wheeled 360-litre bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Cardboard boxes that cannot be placed in a container must be flattened and tied into bundles not exceeding one metre in length, 0.5 m3 in volume, and 25 kg in weight.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • Recycling bins must be put away no later than 10:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Large cardboard boxes must be disassembled, tied up and placed near the bin or the bag.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • Recycling bins must be put away no later than 10:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin
  • Clear or blue see-through plastic recycling bags

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Large cardboard boxes must be disassembled, tied up and placed near the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • Recycling bins must be put away within 12 hours after the collection.
  • The bins must not be stored at the front of the property.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Wheeled 120-litre bin
  • Wheeled 240-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • Recycling bins must be put away by 9:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin
  • See-through bags

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Large cardboard boxes should be flattened and tied into bundles not longer than one metre. If larger than one metre, cut them down to size or bring them to an ecocentre.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 240-litre bin
  • Clear or blue see-through plastic recycling bags (except in L’Île-des-Sœurs area)

No opaque bags will be collected.

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.
  • Write the address legibly on each bin used.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • Clear or blue see-through plastic recycling bags
  • Montréal 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin

Legislation

Collection schedules

To find out when you should put out recyclables for pickup, visit Info-Collectes.

Guidelines

  • Place materials in the bin so that the lid closes completely.
  • Empty and clean containers before placing them in the bin. Unscrew metal lids from glass jars and place them separately in the bin.
  • Place the recycling bin near the driveway, in front of the building, as close to the road as possible.
  • If there is no driveway, place the bin on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.
  • Wheels on 360-litre bins must be turned towards your home and not towards the street so that the bin does not roll into the street by itself.

Acceptable materials

Clean newspapers and printed materials 

  • Kraft paper
  • Lottery tickets, shopping receipts
  • Newsprint, flyers magazines, catalogues, telephone directories
  • Sheets of paper (with or without staples), envelopes (with or without a window), file folders, day planners 

Empty containers and wrappers

Cardboard and paper

  • Any paper or cardboard wrapper or container that is empty and is not stained or soiled by food, liquid or sauce: Cereal boxes, egg cartons, prepared food boxes, facial tissue boxes, cosmetic product boxes, cleaning product boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper bags
  • Broken down cardboard boxes that are tied into bundles weighing no more than 25 kg 

Metal

  • Cans, clean or slightly dirty aluminum plates or foil, hangers 
  • Boxes and other containers that held food or cosmetics (cookies, coffee, tea) 
  • Lids, bottle tops
  • Nespresso TM capsules, in bulk, that have been emptied and rinsed. You can also take your capsules to a Nespresso boutique (in a bag provided by the manufacturer). The coffee grounds should be composted. 

Plastic

  • Any rigid plastic container or wrapper with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (except for PLA) that has been emptied and gently rinsed if needed: Bottles, flasks, jars, bowls, beverage boxes, food containers, cosmetic/hygiene/cleaning product boxes
  • Caps and lids that are left on containers 
  • Flexible plastic bags: Shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags that are empty and unsoiled by food waste, milk bag wrappers 
  • Plastic wrapping for bulk bottles, paper towels or toilet paper 

Glass

  • Bottles, flasks and jars that contained beverages, food or cosmetics, of any shape or colour

Unacceptable materials

Certain types of containers, wrappers and printed materials

Cardboard and paper

  • Dirty paper or cardboard wrappers that are stained with grease or sauce 
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, wallpaper, photo paper
  • Wax paper and parchment paper

Metal

  • Metal wrappings: Wrapping paper, potato chip bags, breakfast bar wrappers, snack bags
  • Paint, solvent, propane, motor oil and other hazardous household waste (ecocentre) 
  • Shaving cream, hairspray, whipped cream, sunscreen and vegetable oil aerosol cans (ecocentre) 

Plastic

  • Compostable or biodegradable plastic wrappers 
  • Plastic wrap (cling or stretch) 
  • Plastic wrappers that are not labelled as number 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 7
  • Number 6 plastic (styrofoam): Meat, fish and raw protein trays; egg cartons, plates and cups, protective furniture and electronics packaging 
  • Non-flexible plastic bags for cereal, crackers, pasta, etc. 
  • Resealable bags for frozen fruit and vegetables, grated cheese, mashed potatoes, crackers, dried fruit, soap refills, sauces or yogurt

Other unacceptable items

  • Batteries and car batteries (ecocentres and travelling HHW collections)
  • CDs, audio and video cassettes
  • Disposable utensils: Forks, knives, spoons, straws 
  • Electronic appliances and small household appliances Diapers for babies and adults
  • Glass, mirrors
  • Items made from different materials: Toys, tools
  • Latex or nitrile gloves 
  • Light bulbs and neon bulbs
  • Medical or hygienic products
  • Tarpaulins and pool covers
  • Paper towels: Brown paper towels, kitchen towels, hand towels, tissue, toilet paper, paper napkins 
  • Pots, pans, frying pans, muffin tins and other metal moulds and pans 
  • Procedural or surgical masks
  • PVC products
  • Pyrex, porcelain, ceramics and glass dishware (complete pieces or fragments)
  • Rubber items: Hoses, boots
  • Ring binders
  • Scrap metal, pipes, nails, screws
  • Shoes
  • Shower curtains
  • Single-use cleaning cloths and wet wipes
  • Textiles and clothing

Acceptable containers

  • 67-litre bin
  • Wheeled 240-litre bin
  • Wheeled 360-litre bin
  • Wheeled 660-litre bin
  • Clear or blue see-through plastic recycling bags

Legislation