By-law 2009-013 regulates the collection of garbage. It will take place on Tuesday starting at 7:00 AM.
Regular garbage is defined as normal household discards as well as any household item such as fridges, stoves, sofa, etc. Construction material, as well as permanent household fixtures (sinks, toilets, etc.), will not be removed by the regular garbage pick-up.
The weekly green waste collection will take place starting Friday, April 26th and continuing until the end of November.
Garden and landscape waste, dead leaves.
New: Conifers small branches
Small branches of conifers (cedar, fir, pine, spruce, etc.) no more than 1 meter long and 5 centimeters in diameter, tied in bundles are now accepted in the green waste collection on the above indicated dates. Outside of this period, these branches will be allowed in the garbage collection.
Table waste, soil and stone, pet litter and waste, as well as conifer branches longer than 1 meter or whose diameter exceeds 5 cm and branches of deciduous trees (maple oak, poplar, etc.).
The only accepted containers are paper bags, unwaxed cardboard boxes or any other reusable rigid container.
Plastic bags of any type will no longer be picked-up.
The bags must be placed in front of the building, after 8 p.m. the night before and no later than 7 a.m. the day of pick-up.
Please do not place household garbage in front of the building the day of the green waste and dead leaves collection
Please ensure that all the material has been placed at the front of the property before you call the Public Works Department. A Public Works representative will then evaluate the cost of the pickup (there is a minimum $20 charge for all pickups). After receiving payment, the pickup will be collected as soon as possible.
Please be advised that loose soil, earth, rock, etc. will NOT be picked up by the Town. Any building materials must be placed in durable construction bags that do not exceed 35 pounds per bag. No tires, paints, solvents or other hazardous materials will be collected by the Town. If you have any questions with regards to accepted materials, please call the Public Works Department at 514 485-8597.
The recycling bin will be picked up on Tuesday starting at 7:00 AM throughout the year. You are asked to make sure that the contents are secure so that they are not affected by the wind.
The EAC has prepared this Recover, Reuse and Recycle (3Rs) information to encourage Montreal Westers to divert their garbage from landfill. The EAC will continue to update the information and welcomes your input.
Note: The community compost program will end on Thursday September 26th and the bins will be removed from the parks the 27th. We encourage all residents to participate in the new door to door organic waste program starting October 1st.
Organic Waste Collection will begin Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Weekly pick-up takes place on Tuesdays. Place your brown bin for collection Monday after 9pm or before 7am on Tuesday morning. The wheels must be oriented towards your house and the cover should be well closed.
During the months of January, February and March collection will take place every other Tuesday.
Organic waste is household food waste and garden waste (such as leaves, twigs, weeds, etc.). The Organic Waste collection will contribute to reducing the amount of residual waste going to landfills. It also allows us to recover a valuable resource and transform it into nutrient rich compost for gardens and landscaping.
Organic Waste includes:
● fruits and vegetables
● fish and seafood
● meat and poultry (including bones)
● milk products
● bread, pasta and cereal products
● coffee and tea bags
● garden and yard waste
● weeds, twigs, leaves, thatch, mulch
● twigs and small branches from shrubs or hedges (diameter less than 2 cm, length less than 1 m)
● non-waxed paper plates
● paper towels
● animal food
● soiled newspapers
● non-plasticized food packaging (e.g. pizza boxes, flour bags)
Organic waste does not include:
● plastic bags (even if compostable)
● dryer lint
● waxed paper
● plasticized wrappings
● big tree branches
● dead animals
● recyclable materials
● hazardous household waste
● soiled pet litter
● diapers and sanitary products
1. Line your small kitchen bin with newspaper or a paper bag, and fill it with food waste and other organic materials.
2. Wrap the newspaper into a secure bundle or close the paper bag tightly.
3. Line the large brown bin with a large paper bag and transfer the secured bundle from the small kitchen bin to the large brown bin.
4. Close the large brown bin tightly.
Note: the use of newspapers or paper bags in the bins is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended for sanitary reasons. All food waste, wrapped or not, must be deposited in the wheeled brown bin for the collection.
For your surplus green waste (leaves, grass clippings, etc.) put them in a paper bag, cardboard box or empty garbage can beside your wheeled brown bin on pickup day.
Under no circumstances will plastic bags (including biodegradable, compostable or those made of cornstarch) be accepted in the organic waste pick-up. The accepted food waste bags are made from all-natural materials and are designed to decompose completely into the soil. They contain no plastic and are available in small size for kitchen use and large size for lining the wheeled bin. you can purchase bags locally in grocery stores, hardware stores, pharmacies, big box outlets and for a limited time at the John A Simms Community Centre.
Need more information? Contact Chris Kearney at firstname.lastname@example.org / 514 484 1976.
Paint, paint cans, batteries are accepted. A schedule of collection dates and locations is available at the Public Works Department. If the collection dates are not convenient for you, you can bring these items to an Ecocentre.
The closest one is in Ville Emard. Its location is:
Telephone: 514 872-8359.
All residents of the Island Montreal have access to the Ecocentres. A proof of residence is required upon admission. The following are accepted as proof of residence:
The pieces of identity required differ from one Ecocentre to another, therefore it is advisable to bring at least two forms of identification with the same address, as well as a photo I.D.