Recyclable materials

Until the end of March 2023, 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, 2023, 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:


Damaged bins

What to do if the bin provided by the city is damaged

Take a photo of your serial number from the side of the bin:

Take a photo of the damaged section of the bin.  Review the images below to determine if your bin needs replacing or repairing.  Repairing a bin costs less than replacement and is better for the environment.  Repairs types include: adding a new lid, end caps to secure the lid, lid axel, wheels and or wheel axels.  Replacement of the bin is required when the bin is cracked or when the portion of the bin that supports the axels are broken.

Visit  fill in the form and upload your photos.