Take items to an ecocentre – Not-for-profit organizations

Do you represent a non-profit organization (OBNL) and want to bring items or materials to an ecocentre? See which materials are accepted and view instructions.

Before you go

  • View the map to find the ecocentre nearest you.
  • See the waiting time.
  • Sort your items in the trunk of your car: this will make your visit shorter.
  • Prepare the documents you will have to show.
  • If you’re bringing heavy items (TV, fridge, etc.), please bring someone with you. Employees cannot help with unloading.

Once on site

  • For your own safety, we recommend you wear safety glasses, closed shoes and work gloves when sorting and unloading your materials.
  • Follow all instructions and signage.

Acceptable materials

  • Clothing that is still in good condition
  • Construction, renovation and demolition debris: metal, asphalt shingles, gypsum board, etc.
  • Electrical appliances: washing machines, clothes dryers, toasters, etc.
  • Refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, wine cellar/fridge: Only empty residential-type appliances are accepted. Please handle these with care to avoid halocarbon gas leaks (highly toxic to the environment)
  • Electronics: TV screens, computers, telephones, etc. (Non-functioning discs, CDs, DVDs and VHS are also accepted but are not recycled).
  • Engine oil: leak-proof and closed container of 20 litres maximum
  • Gas-powered car batteries
  • Green waste
  • Hazardous household waste
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Recyclable materials: paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, metal
  • Unusable tires that have only been used for residential purposes (eight max. per day)
  • Upholstered furnitures: sofas, armchairs, chairs.
  • Soil (uncontaminated)
  • Wood: planks and pieces of wood, natural Christmas trees (undecorated), etc.

Unacceptable materials

Any material not listed as acceptable, and in particular:

  • Asbestos: contact an engineered landfill site (dumping site)
  • Smoke alarms: throw them away with your household garbage
  • Compressed gas cylinders other than propane (insulating foam, welding gas, helium, CO2 cylinders, etc.): contact a specialized business
  • Electric vehicle batteries: Take them to a car dealership
  • Biomedical waste: consult a health professional or a CSSS (Centre de santé et de services sociaux)
  • Pyrotechnics (fireworks and flares), ammunition and firearms: contact your local police station to make an appointment
  • Medication: take it to a pharmacy
  • Household waste: use the domestic pickup
  • Food waste: use a brown bin or a compost site
  • Contaminated earth: contact a specialized company
  • Old clothing that can no longer be worn
  • Used election posters: Please contact a waste recovery operator
  • Stripped cars or motor vehicles such as lawnmowers or all-terrain vehicles: Visit a scrap dealer

Fees

Not-for-profit organizations can use the ecocentre for free, but the volume accepted may be limited.

Using the weight scale costs $14.50

Number of visits

Unlimited

Accepted vehicles

Ecocentre

Type of vehicle

Acadie

Vehicles with or without a trailer. They must be less than 7.3 metres (24 feet) long.

Trucks with a body. They must be less than 6.8 metres (22 feet) long.

La Petite-Patrie

Vehicles with or without a trailer. They must be less than 7.3 metres (24 feet) long.

Trucks with a body. They must be less than 6.8 metres (22 feet) long.

Côte-des-Neiges

Vehicles with or without a trailer. They must be less than 11 metres (36 feet) long.

Trucks with a body. They must be less than 7.4 metres (24 feet) long.

Rivière-des-Prairies

Vehicles with or without a trailer. They must be less than 11 metres (36 feet) long.

Trucks with a body. They must be less than 7.4 metres (24 feet) long.

Saint-Michel

Vehicles with or without a trailer. They must be less than 11 metres (36 feet) long.

Trucks with a body. They must be less than 7.4 metres (24 feet) long.

LaSalle

Vehicles with or without a trailer. They must be less than 11 metres (36 feet) long.

Trucks with a body. They must be less than 8.3 metres (27 feet) long.

Saint-Laurent

Vehicles with or without a trailer. They must be less than 11 metres (36 feet) long.

Trucks with a body. They must be less than 8.3 metres (27 feet) long.

Dump trucks are permitted to enter, but it is prohibited to use the bucket in the ecocentre.

Required documents

Show one form of photo ID from among the following options:

  • Citizenship card
  • Permanent resident card
  • Québec health insurance card
  • Passport in French or in English showing your date and place of birth
  • Driver’s license

Attention: The ID shown must be that of the person who is physically present at the ecocentre. The piece of ID cannot be that of a person who is not present on-site.  

Show the following document:

  • A copy of the letters patent

Learn more

By phone

514-872-0384

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