Request a brown bin

Last updated February 12, 2024

Has your brown bin gone missing? Are you moving and unable to find the bin for your new address? Learn how to get a new bin.

Brown bins are used for the food waste collection in 15 boroughs.

In four other boroughs, Lachine, L’île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, Pierrefonds-Roxboro and Saint-Laurent, brown bins are used to collect green waste and food waste as part of the organic waste collection.

Brown bins are provided free of charge.

A beige, seven-litre countertop bin is also provided the very first time a brown bin is delivered to an address. Thereafter, no new countertop bins will be provided for this address.

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Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 45-litre bin or large 120-litre bin

Residential building with nine or more dwellings *

Large 120- or 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to buildings with nine or more dwellings will begin in fall 2023 and continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

Organizations

You are entitled to one bin per address or building. Requests for more than one bin will be reviewed.

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organizations (NPO), schools, businesses, companies*

Small 45-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to non-profit organizations (NPO), schools, businesses and companies will begin in fall 2023 and continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

2. Get a bin

To get a bin, please contact 311.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address. Request will be reviewed.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 45-litre bin

Organizations

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organizations (NPO), schools, businesses, companies

Small 45-litre bin

2. Get a bin

To get a bin, please contact 311.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can freeze your food waste or ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with nine or more dwellings*

Large 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to buildings with nine or more dwellings is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

Organizations

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organizations (NPO), schools, hospitals, businesses, companies

Large 240-litre bin

2. Get a bin

Small bin

To get your hands on this bin quickly:

Contact your éco-quartier to find out if the bins are available, then go there in person with a proof of residence (hydro bill, tax account):

Large bin

In order to get a 240-litre bin, please call 311.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily or, as a last resort, place your food waste in the household garbage.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building. The bin is used to collect kitchen scraps and green waste.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 47- or 80-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 47- or 80-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

Organizations

Different types of bins are supplied on demand to organizations. They are used for the collection of kitchen scraps and green waste.

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organizations (NPO), schools, businesses, companies

Small 47- or 80-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

2. Get a bin

To get a bin, please contact 311.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address a few weeks later.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin.

Compostable paper bags can be used temporarily for kitchen scraps. Green waste surplus will be collected in paper bags, cardboard boxes or rigid containers.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Building

Bin provided

All types of residential buildings:
Single-family homme, two dwellings or more

Small 45-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

Organizations

You are entitled to at least one bin per address or building.

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organizations (NPO), schools, hospitals, businesses, companies

Small 45-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

2. Get a bin

To get a bin, please contact 311.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building. In buildings with nine to 20 dwellings, a small bin is supplied for each dwelling and a large bin is supplied for the building.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with nine to 20 dwellings

Small 45-litre bin
Large 240-litre bin

Residential building with 21 or more dwellings*

Sector 2: Large 240-litre bin
Sectors 1, 3 and 4: No bin provided.

*In sector 2, food waste is collected.

 *In sectors 1, 3 and 4, you can use the community composting sites until there is a collection.

Organizations

Sector 2: Large 240-litre bin

Sectors 1, 3 and 4: No bin provided.

Until there is a collection, daycare centres, schools and small businesses can use community composting sites.
Small businesses that generate little food waste (bookstores, pharmacies, hair salons, etc.) can also use these sites.

2. Get a bin

To get a bin, please contact 311.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with nine or more dwellings*

Large 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to buildings with nine or more dwellings is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2024.

Organizations

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organizations (NPO), schools, businesses, companies*

Large 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to non-profit organizations (NPO), schools, businesses and companies is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2024.

2. Get a bin

Small bin

To get your hands on this bin immediately, go in person to the Accès Montréal Office with proof of residence (hydro bill, tax account).

Large bin

In order to get a 240-litre bin, please call 311.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to below.

Residents et organizations

You are entitled to one 80-, 120- or 240-litre brown bin per address or building after your application is assessed and depending on available supply. This bin is used for the collection of kitchen scraps and green waste.

2. Get a bin

To request a bin: 

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin or temporarily place your kitchen waste in paper bags and green waste in cardboard boxes.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45-litre bin or large 240-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 45-litre bin or large 240-litre bin

Residential building with nine or more dwellings*

Large 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to buildings with nine or more dwellings is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2024.

Organizations

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organizations (NPO), community centres

Small 45-litre bin or large 240-litre bin

Hospitals, schools, businesses, companies

Large 240-litre bin

2. Get a bin

Small bin

To get your hands on this bin quickly, contact your éco-quartier to find out if the bins are available, then go there in person with a proof of residence (hydro bill, tax account):

Large bin

To request a 240-litre wheeled bin, you must be an owner, building manager or concierge.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

45- or 80-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

45- or 80-litre bin

Residential building with nine or more dwellings*

Large 120- or 240-litre bin

* The distribution of brown bins to buildings with nine or more dwellings is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

Organizations

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organizations (NPO) and community centres

45- or 80-litre bin

Schools, businesses, companies*

Large 120- or 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to schools, businesses and companies is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

2. Get a bin

Small bin

To get your hands on a 45-litre bin quickly:

Other sizes of bins

To request a 80-, 120- or 240-litre wheeled bin, please call 311.

To order a 240-litre bin, you must be an owner.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

You can also place your food waste in the semi-underground containers located on Rue Jubinville, Rue Lapierre and Rue Matte (between Boulevard Maurice-Duplessis and Rue Pascal).

The final option is to place your food waste in the household garbage while awaiting your new bin.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building. Requests for more than one bin will be reviewed.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45- or large 240-litre bin

Residential building with two or more dwellings*

Small 45-litre bin
Large 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to buildings with nine or more dwellings is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

Organizations

You are entitled to one bin per address or building. Requests for more than one bin will be reviewed.

Organization

Bin provided

Organizations, hospitals, schools, businesses, companies*

Small 45-litre bin
Large 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to organizations, hospitals, schools, businesses and companies is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

2. Get a bin

Small bin

To get your hands on this bin immediately, go in person to the cour de services with proof of residence (hydro bill, tax account).

Large bin 

To reserve a 240-litre bin, call 311.

We will let you know when the bin is ready. You will need to pick it up at the cour de services with proof of residence (hydro bill, tax account).

Until you pick up your new bin

You can freeze your food waste or ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you’ve picked up your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents et organizations

You are entitled to one 80-, 120- or 240-litre rolling brown bin per address or building, pending the review carried out by our environment team.

2. Get a bin

If your bin disappears or is stolen, please call 311 to get another one.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin or use paper bags temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

If you would like to exchange the bin you received for one in a different size, contact the Pierrefonds-Roxboro Éco-quartier.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 45-litre bin or large 240-litre bin

Residential building with nine or more dwellings*

Large 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to buildings with nine or more dwellings is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2024.

Organizations

After review and approval by the Accès Montréal office, you are entitled to one of the two sizes mentioned below.

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organization (NPO), hospital, school, business, company

Small 45-litre bin or large 240-litre bin

2. Get a bin

To request a bin:

One of our teams will review your request. If it accepted, the bin will be delivered to your address a few weeks later.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with nine or more dwellings

Large 240-litre bin

Organizations

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organizations (NPO), community centres

Small 45-litre bin
Large 240-litre bin

Schools, hospitals, businesses, companies

Large 240-litre bin

2. Get a bin

Small bin

To get your hands on this bin immediately, go in person to the Accès Montréal Office with proof of residence (hydro bill, tax account).

Large bin

Call or send an e-mail to your éco-quartier to get a 240-litre bin. We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building. The bin is used to collect kitchen scraps and green waste.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 80-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

Residential building with two or more dwellings

Small 80-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

Organizations

The bins are free of charge.

Organization

Bin provided

Organizations, hospitals, schools, businesses, companies

Small 80-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

2. Get a bin

Please contact 311.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the list below.

Residents

Depending on the needs and the number of dwellings in your building, one or several bins will be supplied per address or building among these models:

  • Small 45-litre bin
  • Large 120-litre bin
  • Large 240-litre bin

Organizations

Depending on the needs, one or several bins will be supplied per address or building among these models: 

  • Small 45-litre bin
  • Large 120-litre bin
  • Large 240-litre bin

Distribution is limited to a maximum of 720 litres (three 240-litre bins).

2. Get a bin

Small bin

Only the tenants in and owners of the dwelling they occupy can request a 45-litre bin.

To get your hands on this bin quickly:

  • Contact your éco-quartier to find out if the bins are available, then go there in person with a proof of residence (hydro bill, tax account).

Large bin

Only the owners of a residential building (and the representatives of an organization entitled to a bin) can request a 120- or 240-litre bin.

To request a bin:

 We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address some weeks later.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily. You can also go in person to the éco-quartier to get a temporary 45-litre brown bin. Please call the éco-quartier beforehand to check if any bins are available.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the list below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45- or 80-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 45- or 80-litre bin

Residential building with nine or more dwellings*

Large 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to buildings with nine or more dwellings is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

Organizations

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Organization

Bin provided

Non-profit organizations (NPO), schools, businesses, companies*

Large 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to organizations, schools, hospitals, businesses and companies is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

2. Get a bin

45-litre small bin

To get your hands on this bin quickly, call the Maison de l’environnement de Verdun to make sure the bins are available then go in person with a proof of residence (hydro bill, tax account).

If you are unable to go in person, please contact 311. We will take your contact information and the replacement bin will be delivered to your address.

80-litre small bin

To get this bin, please contact 311. We will take your contact information and the replacement bin will be delivered to your address.

Large bin

To get a 240-litre bin, please contact 311.
The bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check below what you are entitled to.

Residents

Depending on the needs and the number of dwellings in your building, one or several bins will be supplied per address or building among these models:

  • Small 45-litre bin
  • Large 120-litre bin
  • Large 240-litre bin

The distribution of brown bins to buildings with nine or more dwellings is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

Organizations

You are entitled to one or several bins per address or building among these models:

  • Small 45-litre bin
  • Large 120-litre bin
  • Large 240-litre bin

Distribution is limited to a maximum of 720 litres (three 240-litre bins).

The distribution of brown bins to organizations is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

2. Get a bin

Small bin

To get a 45-litre bin, visit one of the following points of service with proof of your address (electricity bill or tax account statement) or call 311.

Large bin

To request a 120- or 240-litre bin, please call 311 or write to us at this e-mail address:  [email protected].

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.

Find out which bin size you are entitled to and how to request it.

1. Check the size of the bin

Please view the bin models to see the colours and sizes of all the bins. Then check what you are entitled to in the tables below.

Residents

You are entitled to one bin per address or building.

Building

Bin provided

Single-family home

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with two to eight dwellings

Small 45-litre bin

Residential building with nine or more dwellings*

Small 45-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to buildings with nine or more dwellings is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

Organizations

Organization

Bin provided

Organizations, schools, hospitals, businesses, companies*

Small 45-litre bin
Large 120- or 240-litre bin

*The distribution of brown bins to organizations, schools, hospitals, businesses and companies is underway and will continue on a gradual basis until 2025.

2. Get a bin

To get a bin, please call 311.

We will take your contact information and the bin will be delivered to your address.

While waiting to get your bin

You can ask your neighbour to share their bin temporarily.

Once you have your bin

Use a marker to write your address on the bin. If the address fades over time, write it again so that it is always clearly identified.