Leaf and branch collection

The City offers branch collection from May 1 to October 31. Leaf collections are held in spring and fall.

Seasonal leaf collections

Leaf collection takes place every two weeks on Mondays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., in spring and fall. 

  • Spring: April 15 and 29, May 13 and 27 and June 10
  • Autumn: October 7 and 21, November 4 and 18 and December 2

Outside these collection dates, leaves must be placed in the City’s green wheeled bin. No bags are picked up at the curb outside the predetermined dates, due to mechanical collection.

On collection days, you may place your paper leaf containers and bags at the curb.

Here are the accepted containers:

  • 80, 120 and 240-litre green wheeled organics bins;
  • Reusable containers up to 100 liters in volume;
  • Cardboard boxes;
  • Paper bags (with or without cellulose film).

Leaf and grasscycling

These ecological practices involve mowing or shredding fallen leaves, and leaving grass clippings on the lawn to decompose into the soil. Leaves and grass are natural fertilizers for your lawn and flowerbeds. Find out more about leafcycling and grasscycling.

Branch collection

Branches are collected throughout Pointe-Claire between May 1 and October 31. 

There’s no need to request collection of your branches. Public Works crews circulate throughout the territory using predetermined routes, so that collection runs smoothly. Please allow 21 days for branches to be collected.

The branches collected are transformed into crude wood chips, which are used for landscaping in the City’s parks and green spaces, and for maintaining the trails in Terra-Cotta Nature Park. Surplus quantities are redistributed, free of charge, to Pointe-Claire residents.

In order to offer a faster and more efficient service, here are the instructions to follow to take advantage of this collection service:

  • Branches must be placed on your property at the edge of the public thoroughfare.
  • The cut part of the branches must face the street to facilitate collection.
  • Branches must be free of debris (soil, roots, metal, etc.).
  • Branches must be at less than 10 centimetres (4 inches) in diameter. Larger branches are accepted at ecocentres.
  • The maximum height of any pile of branches must be 1.2 meters (4 feet). Branches should be distributed across the width, rather than upwards, wherever possible.

For any pruning or felling performed by a contractor, the latter must manage the wood and branches. For ash trees, please consult a contractor.

End of season, after October 31

After October 31, branch collection crews prepare their equipment for snow removal operations. If weather conditions remain favorable, collections may continue beyond October 31. We do not accept collection requests. You can bring your branches at any time to the agglomeration of Montréal’s ecocentres that serve Pointe-Claire. The nearest ones are located in Saint-Laurent, at 3535 rue Sartelon, and in LaSalle, at 7272 rue St-Patrick.



514-630-1230, tp@pointe-claire.ca