- Your rolling bin must be placed at the end of your driveway, after 6 p.m. the day before the collection or before 7 a.m. on the day of the collection itself.
- Only 80-, 120- and 240-litre green rolling bins from the City are accepted. To obtain a second bin, contact Public Works at 514-630-1230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The green rolling bin must not weigh more than 150 lb (67 kg).
- The cover of the bin must be completely closed.
- The wheels and handles of the rolling bin should face your home.
- There should be a 20-centimetre (1-foot) free space around the rolling bin.
- Only organic materials placed in the rolling bin will be collected.
- The bin must be stored where it is least visible from the street and the least likely to be a nuisance to neighbouring properties.
Plastic bags, even biodegradable or compostable, are not accepted.
1. Kitchen waste (raw, cooked or spoiled food)
- cakes, sweets and flour
- cereals, bread, pasta, nuts and shells
- coffee beans, filters and grounds; tea bags and leaves
- fish, seafood, meat and eggs (including shells and bones)
- fruits and vegetables
- herbs and spices
- solid dairy products
- vegetable oils and fats (small amounts, in solid form, or soaked up with paper or cardboard); sauces and dressings
3. Other waste
- cardboard (soiled or clean): pizza boxes, French fry containers, egg cartons
- cold ashes produced by burning untreated wood
- compostable plates, bowls and utensils
- paper vacuum bags and their contents (human or animal hair, feathers, dust)
- paper (soiled or clean): tissues, paper towel, paper napkins, newspaper, muffin liners
- pet food
2. Yard waste
- garden waste (flowers, fruit, vegetables, plants, weeds)
- grass clippings, peat and other plants
- leaves, twigs, evergreen needles, sawdust, straw
- small tree roots, household plants
- tree branches (evergreens only) less than 1 metre long and less than 5 centimetres in diameter
Bags of leaves are picked up only during the seasonal leaf collection. At any other time, leaves should be put in the green rolling bin.
Only evergreen branches, shorter than 1 metre in length and less than 5 cm in diameter, will be picked up. They must be placed in the bin.
To get rid of larger branches, contact the Public Works Department at 514 630-1230.
A simple, easy way to collect compostable food scraps! Three easy steps:
- Line the cone with newspaper.
- Put daily food scraps in the cone.
- Once the cone is full, remove the paper containing the waste and place the whole package in the compostable waste bin outdoors.
The cone is free for residents (proof of residence required) and available from the Public Works counter at City Hall(451 Saint-Jean Boulevard).
1. Transfer container
A small container is a handy way to collect food waste and transfer it regularly to the compostable materials bin. If you do not use the kitchen cone, an ice cream container with a lid will serve the same purpose. Put it in a convenient location in your kitchen and line it with paper towel or newspaper to prevent food scraps from sticking and reduce smells.
2. Leaf and grasscycling
Leaf and grass recycling are ecological practices that involve leaving shredded fallen leaves and grass clippings on the ground after mowing so that they can break down into the soil. Leaves and grass are natural fertilizers!
3. Avoid problems
|Smells||1. Keep your bin or garbage can clean
2. Use a deodorant
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