Would you like to get rid of items that contain recyclable components? Would you like to get rid of hazardous household waste that isn’t accepted in regular collections. Find out how to take them to an ecocentre in Montréal.
At Montréal’s ecocentres, you can drop of unwanted items in appropriate containers and spaces. Find out what you need to know before heading to an ecocentre.
See waiting times before travelling to an ecocentre.
Who can take items to an ecocentre
- People whose primary residence is located within the Montréal agglomeration
- Owners of buildings with multiple dwellings that are located within the Montréal agglomeration
- Independent construction contractors or workers whose company is located in the Montréal agglomeration and who are acting on behalf of a resident
- A non-profit organization located in the Montréal agglomeration.
The person must be present in order to drop off items free of charge.
What to bring
Materials that are not accepted
Any item that can be recycled or reused, such as:
Certain types of household waste (asbestos, medication, etc.), which must be taken to sites that are authorized to accept these materials.
Clothing that is still in good condition
Construction, renovation and demolition debris
Hazardous household waste
Recyclable materials (paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, metal)
Unusable tires that have only been used for residential purposes (eight max. per day)
Upholstered furnitures (sofas, chairs, etc.)
Two ecocentres accept this type of plastic (number 6):
- Écocentre Saint-Laurent
- Écocentre LaSalle
Number of visits
Free up to 12 m3 per year Excess: $26/ m3
Maximum of 15 visits per year for construction materials except for the LaSalle and Saint-Laurent ecocentres, where visits are unlimited. For owners of buildings with multiple dwellings, visits are counted by building.
Contractors and self-employed construction workers
Construction materials: $26/ m3 Metal: Free Green waste: Free Electronics: Free for a maximum amount of 1 m3 per day
Other materials: not accepted
Maximum of 15 visits per year for construction materials except for the LaSalle and Saint-Laurent ecocentres, where visits are unlimited.
Use of public weight scale
Type of vehicle
Acadie and La Petite-Patrie
Vehicles that are less than 7.3 metres (24 feet) long Trucks with a body that is no longer than 6.8 metres (22 feet)
Côte-des-Neiges, Rivière-des-Prairies and Saint-Michel
Vehicles that are less than 11 metres (36 feet) long Trucks with a body that is no longer than 7.4 metres (24 feet)
LaSalle and Saint-Laurent
Vehicles that are less than 11 metres (36 feet) long Trucks with a body that is no longer than 8.3 metres (27 feet)
- One of the following documents, as ID:
- Québec driver’s license (front and back)
- Québec health insurance card
- Canadian citizenship certificate
- Permanent resident card
- One of the following documents, as proof of address:
- Bill from a public utility (electricity, telephone, gas or cable provider) that is less than three months old
- Bill from a recognized educational institution that is less than three months old
- Monthly statement from a credit or financial institution that is less than three months old
- Notice of assessment from Revenu Québec or the Canada Revenue Agency
- Accès Montréal card
- Recent home insurance certificate or statement that is less than one year old
Owners of buildings with multiple dwellings:
- Property tax account statement (for the current year)
Independent construction contractors and workers:
- Valid proof that the company is located on the island of Montréal or be accompanied by a resident of the Montréal agglomeration for whom the work was performed
- A copy of the letters patent from the legal entity
- A valid ccupancy permit
- Property tax account of the year if applicable
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