Recyclable materials

The weekly collection of recyclables will take place every Thursday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., for the entire territory.

Expected delays for the collection of recyclables

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NEW COLLECTION DAY – Please note that recycling collection takes place every Thursday for the entire territory since April 2024.

For the collection of recyclable materials, all recyclable items must be placed in the City’s blue wheeled bin. The sorting facility will separate the materials.

Still wondering whether your item can be put in the recycling bin? It’s simple: if it’s a container, packaging, printed item or newspaper, it can be put in the bin. See the section opposite for accepted materials.

Containers must be rinsed before being placed in the bin. If you place materials in a bag before putting them in the bin, the bag must be transparent so that the items inside can be seen.

For collection schedules, consult the Collection Calendar.

Collection bins

For this collection, only the blue bin provided by the City may be used. The City offers three sizes of bin to accommodate your needs. Please note that a maximum weight recommended by the supplier so that employees are able to move the bin to empty its contents into the truck.


Bin sizes Maximum weight
120 L 110 lbs
360 L 220 lbs

Getting a second or different size bin

You can request a different size bin or a second one at any time. To submit a request, go to Online requests.

Damaged bins

If your bin is damaged, you can submit a request to have it repaired or replaced. Go to the Online Requests page to complete the form.

To make your request, please have:

  • A photo of the damaged bin
  • The serial number on the side of the bin
  • Your contact details

Instructions for collection

  • Your blue bin must be placed in your driveway, at the end of your driveway, after 6 p.m. the day before or before 7 a.m. on collection day.
  • Only blue wheeled bins for recyclable materials within the maximum weight limit are accepted.
  • The lid of the bin must be completely closed.
  • Wheels and handles must face your home.
  • A space of 30 cm (1 ft) must be left around the wheeled bin or 45 cm if it’s a container.
  • Only recyclables placed in the wheeled bin will be collected.

After the collection, your bins must remove no later than 10 p.m. the day of the collection. Outside of the collection day, the bin must be stored where it is least visible from the street and least likely to inconvenience neighbouring properties.

Accepted materials

Consult the Éco Entreprises Québec Materials Guide.

Paper and cardboard Plastics, glass and metal
  • Phone books, catalogs, magazines
  • Boxes: cereal, tissue paper, frozen food, detergent, shoes, etc.
  • Flat and rippled cardboard, folded or cut cardboard boxes
  • Sheets of paper (including those with staples or ink)
  • Shredded paper in a transparent plastic bag
  • Envelopes (including those with windows)
  • Newspapers, circulars
  • Paper bags
  • Cardboard tubes and rolls
Only plastics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 are accepted for recycling. Look for the symbol on your container or packaging to make sure it’s recyclable. Number 6 plastics must be disposed of in household waste.

  • Aluminum cans and plates
  • Bottles, containers and jars (with or without labels)
  • Milk and juice cartons, including Tetra Paks
  • Lids and caps
  • Plastic bags (insert your bags into each other before placing them in your bin)
  • Plastics numbered 1 to 5 and 7; look for this symbol on the container or packaging to make sure it’s recyclable

For more information and additional details on recycling, consult the Recyc-Québec website.

Collection in the commercial sector

Your business would like to take part in the collection of recyclables? All you need to do is submit a request to participate and obtain the bins.


Go to the Online requests page to submit your application to obtain the bins and participate in the collection.


You can request up to six (6) collection bins to participate in the collection. If you need more than six bins, you must call on the services of a private company for the collection of your recyclables.