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Saint-Laurent and LaSalle ecocentres will be temporarily closed

Update: May 6, at 9:40 a.m.


Due to a situation beyond its control related to the withdrawal of a supplier, the City of Montréal is forced to temporarily close Saint-Laurent and LaSalle ecocentres for an indefinite period.

The City of Montréal is doing everything necessary to reduce the impact on services provided to citizens. As of April 23, 2019, users are encouraged to visit the five other ecocentres in the city, which are open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until October 14: Acadie, Côte-des-Neiges, Rivière-des-Prairies, La-Petite-Patrie, and Saint-Michel. Measures to reduce traffic will be implemented at the five ecocentres, and opening hours may be extended if there is a significant increase in the number of visitors.

The reopening of Saint-Laurent and LaSalle ecocentres will be announced on the Ecocentre site.

Special measures for large trucks
The length of accepted vehicles varies depending on each ecocentre. Please note the following limitations:

The following are forbidden at the Petite-Patrie and Acadie ecocentres:

  • vehicles over 7.3 m (24 feet) in length,
  • box trucks over 6.8 m (22 feet) in length.

The following are forbidden at the Saint-Michel, Côte-des-Neiges, and Rivière-des-Prairies Ecocentres:

  • vehicles over 11 m (36 feet) in length,
  • box trucks over 7.4 m (24 feet) in length.

Tips and tricks: Proper sorting for better recycling

  • Five ecocentres are open. Consult the opening hours.
  • Many citizens will be starting their spring cleaning, so waiting times may be longer than usual. We encourage you to delay your visit if possible.
  • Accepted or refused? Sort your waste beforehand to make your visit easier and shorter. Before going to the ecocentre, click here.
  • Consult Recyc-Québec’s Ça va où? appto learn about other possible drop-off points for light bulbs, paint, batteries, tires, and more.
  • Take advantage of the curbside collection of bulky items and contact your borough to find out what days the collection will take place.
  • Reuse waste instead of throwing it out.

The ecocentres are waste reuse and collection sites that are accessible to all citizens in the Agglomeration of Montréal. Accepted materials include construction and renovation debris, hazardous household waste, and items that can be reused. The ecocentres help divert a significant amount of waste from landfills.

Source: City of Montréal
Information: Media Relations Division, City of Montréal
T: 514-872-4946