Recyclable materials

Recyclable materials are collected on Monday for sector B and Tuesday for sector A (as of November 17) every week between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenges for the company responsible for waste collection, in following the collection calendar, as it is increasingly being faced with hiring and staff retention issues. Given this, and in an effort to maintain the quality of services provided to Pointe-Claire residents, the collection calendar will have to be modified.

Consequently, until March 30, 2021, the recyclables collection will take place every Tuesday for residents in Sector A.

This change is at no cost to the City and should allow for the collection to be completed on the same day.

The current calendar remains unchanged for Sector B and other collections.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Collections calendar

Sector A: Sector A includes the entire area west of Saint-Jean Boulevard and the entire area south of Highway 20.

Sector B: Sector B is the area that is both east of Saint-Jean Boulevard and north of Highway 20.



  • Only 80-, 120- and 360-litre blue rolling bins from the City are accepted.
  • Your 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. To obtain a second bin or report a damaged bin, contact Public Works at 514-630-1230 or
  • 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 recyclable materials placed in the rolling bin will be collected.
  • The cover of the bin must be completely closed.
  • Containers must be rinsed before you put them in the bin.
  • The bin must be stored where is is least visible from the street and the least likely to be a nuisance to neighbouring properties.

Accepted materials

1. Paper and cardboard

  • Boxes: cereal, tissue paper, frozen food, detergent, shoes, etc.
  • Cardboard tubes and rolls
  • Flat and corrugated cardboard; folded or cut-up cardboard boxes
  • Newspapers and flyers
  • Paper bags
  • Paper (including paper with staples or ink)
  • Envelopes (including those with windows)
  • Telephone directories, catalogues, magazines

2. Plastic, glass and metal

  • Bottles, containers and jars (with or without labels)
  • Lids and caps
  • Plastic bags (Put all your plastic bags in one bag before putting them in the bin)
  • Metal cans, aluminum beverage cans, aluminum plates
  • Milk and juice cartons, including Tetra Paks
  • Plastics numbered 1 to 5 and 7; look for this symbol on the container or packaging to make sure it is recyclable: