Organic waste collection pilot project

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A reference about what to do with your waste!

How are your table manners? Do you know when to starting eating? Which spoon to use first? What to do with your napkin?

Good manners now extend all the way to the kitchen and start with what waste you throw in your bin.

The importance of sorting food waste is already something that's taught in schools, so don't be surprised if your kids, or even your grandkids, tell you what to do! This is exactly how organic waste collection will become a good habit and a normal part of our everyday lives.

Your participation in the organic waste collections is a concrete gesture for the environment, for your children and for future generations to come.

Longueuil is testing out organic waste collections!

Summary of phase I and start of phase II

Starting in September 2017, more than 3,000 households will be asked to participate in a pilot project in three sectors of the city. Until June 28, 2018, citizens in the target areas will have their organic waste collected weekly, at no cost to them.

Over the past year, organic waste collection services have been rolled out gradually across Longueuil, with 3,000 properties covered since September 7, 2017. Thanks to citizens' ongoing participation in the initiative, more than four tons of organic waste are diverted from landfills each week!

The project will continue this year, expanding in the coming months to reach more than 13,000 citizens.

New sectors

The project targets sectors with a high concentration of single-family homes and multiplexes (2-8 units). Collection day is Thursday of each week.

Greenfield Park borough

More than 1,600 households will be added to the organic waste collection route in the Greenfield Park borough, starting on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Map of new sector
New addresses added

Saint-Hubert borough

In the Saint-Hubert borough, close to 3,000 new households will join the project, and their collection will start on October 25, 2018.

Map of new sector
New addresses added

Vieux-Longueuil borough

In the Vieux-Longueuil borough, more than 5,500 households will be added to the phase I sector already covered. Collections in this sector will start on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Map of new sector
New addresses added

What is organic waste?

All materials that decompose are considered organic waste. They are grouped into two broad categories: food waste (fruits, vegetables, meat, table scraps, cardboard and paper soiled with food, etc.) and green waste (dead leaves, grass clippings, gardening waste, etc.).

How will you participate in the organic waste collection?

The goal of the organic waste collection is to pick up food waste to avoid sending it to landfills, instead allowing it to be turned into compost and returned to the earth.

A small, brown 45-L bin is used for the collection. Since the bin is mainly used for food waste, it doesn't need to be very large.

Simply place your table scraps in the brown bin, wrapped in newspaper or in the paper bag specially designed for this purpose. The contents of the brown bin will be collected once a week.

Meanwhile, you should continue to place green waste at the curb during green waste collections, which will continue every two weeks according to the current collection schedule.

Why a pilot project?

To find out more about citizens' habits, listen to their concerns during the project, and come up with the best possible collection service for the entire city by 2022.

You're not covered by the pilot project but want to take part?

You have two options:

  1. Two voluntary waste drop-off points are now open:
    • 777 rue d'Auvergne, Vieux-Longueuil
    • 6355 boulevard Maricourt, Saint-Hubert
  2. You can compost at home by purchasing a composter at a reduced price during Longueuil's Journée verte in late April. For more information, visit the Composting page (in french only).


This section of the website will be updated as the pilot project advances.