Can I put all of my food waste in my brown bin? What about my pizza box? Find practical information here to answer these questions and more.
Proper management of food waste helps reduce the negative impacts of landfilling these materials, which include powerful greenhouse gas emissions and contamination of underground water.)
If you can answer “yes” to one of these two questions, the item is accepted in food waste collections:
- Is it edible?
- Is it paper or cardboard with traces of food or water?
The content of trash bags in Québec is still 57 per cent organic materials. Collecting and processing food waste helps to reduce the environmental impacts of landfilled waste and creates compost to fertilize our soil.
Green, organic or food waste?
The type of facility where your organic waste will be sent determines what you can put in your brown bin.
In some boroughs, the food waste collection is offered separately from the green waste collection. In other boroughs, there is only one collection for green waste and food waste — the organic waste collection.
Information and services
No borough selected.
Select a borough
- Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
- Le Sud-Ouest
- Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
will become your favourite borough.