Recyclable materials

Until the end of March 2022, recyclable materials are collected on Monday for sector B and Tuesday for sector A every week between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Starting April 1, 2022, recyclable materials will be collected for every sector on Monday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The blue bin provided by the City can only be used for the recyclable materials collection.

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: