Get details about tree branch collections

Last updated January 16, 2024

Do you trim your own trees and hedges? Are the cut branches large in diameter? Three boroughs collect branches measuring between 5 and 20 cm in diameter at certain times of the year. Here’s how it works.

Small tree branches

Reminder : Depending on your type of building, you may put branches up to five cm in diameter and one metre long in the green waste collection or the organic waste collection (brown bin).

Branches with diameters up to 20 cm

Branches with diameters between five and 20 cm are picked up during specific times and according to various procedures in the following boroughs:

  • Lachine
  • L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève
  • Pierrefonds-Roxboro

For the other boroughs, please bring your branches to an ecocentre or use a contractor.

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There is a fee for this collection. It takes place all year long, upon request.

It is available to individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations (NPOs) and religious institutions.

The maximum volume for one collection is 10 m3. If the branches to be picked up exceed this volume, you must pay for a new collection. 

You must go in person to the Accès Montréal office, fill out the form and pay the fees.

Fees

Type de fees

Amount

Tree branch collection

$148 (plus taxes) per address or building

Administrative fee

15% of the above amount, including the taxes

What we pick up

  • Tree branches and trunks up to 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter and 1.83 metres (6 feet) in length
  • Branches in piles, uncut and untied
  • Branches lined up with the cut end facing the street

What we don’t pick up

  • Branches and trunks contaminated by other materials : please bring them to an ecocentre.
  • Tree stumps. These must be brought to an ecocentre or be picked up by a private contractor.
  • Tied bundles
  • Deciduous branches and tree trunks over 20 cm in diameter.
  • Deciduous branches and tree trunks resulting from tree-cutting operations: they must be dealt with by the contractor.

The following materials are also refused:

  • Vine branches
  • Fruit trees
  • Rose bushes

How to get rid of them:

  • Use the organic waste collection if you live in a building with eight dwellings or less.
  • Use the green waste collection if you live in a building with nine dwellings or more.
  • Bring them to the ecocentre.

How to put out branches for collection

  • Put out branches for pick-up anytime after 6 p.m. the day before the collection.
  • Place them facing the building, at the curb, away from other green waste and household garbage
  • Ensure that they do not interfere with traffic on the sidewalk.
  • Under no circumstances should branches be placed in the alley.

Make a request

In person

1800 Boulevard Saint-Joseph
Montréal, QC H8S 2N4

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This service is not offered in this borough.

This service is not offered in this borough.

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There is a charge for this collection.

Collection schedules

  • April 15 to June 15
  • August 15 to October 15

No branches will be collected outside of these two time periods.

Fees

  • $54.50 per trip
  • $2.70 per m3

The pickup will occur two to three weeks after payment has been confirmed.

How to place the branches at the side of the street

  • Cut branches (both deciduous and conifer) so they are no more than 20 cm in diameter (8 in) and 1.83 m (6 ft) in length
  • Place the branches in a pile, do not cut them or tie them up
  • Align the branches so the cut ends face the street

Outside of collection periods

If you want to get rid of large branches in the summer or winter:

  • Bring them to the ecocentre, or
  • Contact a contractor

Make a request

311

Outside of Montréal: 514-872-0311

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

350 Montée de l'Église
Montréal, QC H9C 1G9

Temporary closure
15795, boulevard Gouin Ouest
Montréal, QC H9H 1C5

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This collection is free of charge.

It takes place twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. Our public works crews visit all the borough’s streets to shred large branches and trunks on site.

Collection zones and schedules

Branches are collected in three different zones on three different dates. Place your branches at the curb on or before the date indicated. 

Spring

Central zone : Sunday, April 23, 2023
Between Boulevard Saint-Jean and Boulevard des Sources

Western zone: Sunday, May 7, 2023
From Boulevard Saint-Jean, going West, to L’Anse-à-L’Orme

Eastern zone: Sunday, May 28, 2023
From Boulevard des Sources, going East, to Autoroute 13

Fall

Central zone : Sunday, September 24, 2023
Between Boulevard Saint-Jean and Boulevard des Sources

Western zone: Sunday, October 8, 2023
From Boulevard Saint-Jean, going West, to L’Anse-à-L’Orme

Eastern zone: Sunday, October 22, 2023
From Boulevard des Sources, going East, to Autoroute 13

How to dispose your branches before collection

  • Cut hardwood or softwood branches up to 20 cm (8 in) in diameter and 1.83 m (6 ft) in length;
  • Place branches in piles, uncut and untied;
  • Place the branches in line with the cut portion facing the street.

Branches left by contractors or by Hydro-Quebec after pruning or tree removal will not be collected.

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