Permanent collection points

The City offers several permanent collection points for better management of your residual materials.

To ensure better management of residual materials and reduce the number of items ending up in landfill sites, the City invites citizens to take advantage of the permanent collection points at its municipal facilities. You can dispose of small electronic items, batteries, cork and polystyrene (Styrofoam) items.

1. Used surgical masks

Recycling boxes for disposable safety equipment are available at the Central Library (100, avenue Douglas-Shand).

Disposable masks, earplugs and protective goggles can be deposited in these bins.

2. Polystyrene (Styrofoam)

A permanent collection point for polystyrene is located in the new Public Works parking lot (50 Terra-Cotta Avenue), at the entrance on avenue Donegani.

See map

Guidelines for collecting items before disposing of them in one of the bins:

  • Remove labels.
  • Remove adhesive tape.
  • Remove absorbent pads.
  • Clean containers.

Accepted items

To be recycled, materials must be deposited in the appropriate bin. Otherwise, they are sent to a landfill site.

Expanded polystyrene Extruded polystyrene
  • Electronics and household appliance packaging
  • Coolers
  • Styrofoam cups
  • Disposable plates and bowls
  • Food trays for meat, fish and poultry
  • Catering containers
  • Egg packaging

3. Non-expanded polystyrene (plastic number 6)

As of May 1, 2018, you must once again deposit unexpanded polystyrene (number 6 plastic) in your household waste collection.

Our partner in the project is currently analyzing the procedure, and the City remains open to the possibility of a permanent recovery system.

Thank you for your collaboration in this sustainable development project.

4. Cork 

Cork can be recycled at the following municipal buildings:

  • City Hall (451, boulevard Saint-Jean)
  • Central Library (100, avenue Douglas-Shand)
  • Aquatic Centre (60, avenue Maywood)

5. Électrobac

Small electronic appliances (obsolete or non-functional) and small ink cartridges can be recycled at the Aquatic Center (60, avenue Maywood). Only items that fit in the bin are accepted. Items may not be deposited outside the bin.

Accepted materials:

  • Chargers;
  • Cables;
  • Peripheral devices;
  • Small ink cartridges;
  • Small electronics (cell phones, digital cameras, MP3 and CD players, etc.).

6. Batteries

Alkaline, rechargeable, cell phone and power tool batteries can be recycled at the following municipal buildings:

  • City Hall (451, boulevard Saint-Jean)
  • Central Library (100, avenue Douglas-Shand)
  • Valois Branch Library (68, avenue Prince-Edward)
  • Aquatic Centre (60 Maywood Avenue)
  • Bob-Birnie Arena (58 Maywood Ave.)
  • Stewart Hall Cultural Centre (176, Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road)
  • Canoe Club (75, Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road)

Only batteries that fit in the bin are accepted. Please remove batteries from your bags before placing them in the bin.