Recyclable materials collection

Sound waste management contributes to improving the quality of our environment. In addition to reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills, recycling also reduces the cost of household waste collection. Consult the list of recyclable materials.

  • Place your blue bin after 8 p.m. the day before pick-up and no later than 7 a.m. the day itself.
  • The bin must be placed with the wheels facing the residence.
  • Place your bin approximately one metre (3 feet) away from the curb, so as not to block the sidewalk.
  • Do not overload the bin. The total weight of the bin and its contents must not exceed 90 kg (200 lbs).
  • Recyclables should be clean (please rinse containers, cans, etc.).
  • Recyclables no longer have to be sorted in the blue bin.
  • Keep the lid closed and make sure the bin does not overflow.

Recyclables are picked up every two weeks, alternating between each borough's two sectors. You must therefore consult the calendar on every borough's welcome page to learn the exact dates of the pick-ups or download this year's calendar of pick-ups.

In Greenfield Park, recyclables are picked up every second Tuesday.

In Saint-Hubert and Vieux-Longueuil, recyclables are picked up every second Wednesday.

Hazardous domestic waste must never be discarded with recyclables.

To prevent problems and nuisances, it is recommended that garbage not be accumulated over several weeks.

The blue bins

The bins are city property and must remain at the address to which they have been assigned (by serial number). You can identify your bins by marking your address on them. You are responsible for your bins and, as such, you must pay to have them replaced. The use of the bin is restricted to its intended purpose. If you have a small 64-litre bin, keep it for your personal use. You can use it to store recyclable materials indoors until you are ready to put them in your wheeled bin.

Maintenance

Clean your bin occasionally, and sprinkle it with baking soda regularly to control odours without harming the environment.

Moving

If you move, you must leave the bins at your current address.

Information

In the event that your bins are damaged or stolen, or for any other information:

Infobac: 450 463-7311
Email: Info-bac

For any information concerning household waste and recyclable collections, please contact the Direction des travaux publics.