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Discard – Garbage

After having applied the 3RC-D principle, you are left with ultimate waste, such that cannot be reused, recycled or composted. This waste is destined for landfill and represents about 10% of the material generated at home.

Place this ultimate waste into your green/black bin that will be picked up during door-to-door collection.

Collection Day

COVID-19 : The pick-up of household was is maintained according to the regular schedule.

Please consult the 2022 calendar  and the interactive map, to find the pickup day for your area.

Acceptable items for the garbage bin bac_vert

The following objects and packaging must be placed in the garbage bin:

  • Incandescent, halogen and LED light bulbs
  • Pyrex plates and dishes (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Stickers
  • Binders
  • Pots and pans (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Ceramic
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Patio tables and chairs (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Dryer lint
  • Belts (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Clothes line
  • Diapers
  • Styrofoam containers
  • Plastic containers with this number symbol 6
  • Pencils, pens
  • Cereal bar wrappers
  • Padded (bubble) envelopes
  • Plastic toys (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Wipes
  • Christmas lights and decorations
  • Mirrors
  • Terracotta objects
  • Gardening tools or other (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Metallic wrapping paper
  • Wax paper
  • Wallpaper
  • Plastic stretch wrap
  • Small yogurt containers (individual portions)
  • Photographs
  • Porcelain (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Razors
  • Handbags (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Cereal, cracker, chip bags
  • Sanitary napkins, tampons
  • Shoes (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Carpet
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Garden hoses, vacuum cleaners
  • Pool liners
  • Dishes (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Drinking glasses, crystal glasses (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Clothing (reuse if still in good condition)
  • Window glass

Branches and Christmas trees

There are two options to get rid of your tree branches and Christmas trees:

  • Door-to-door residential collection: Branches must be no larger than 3 cm (1.5 inches) in diameter, cut into 1 meter length sections (3 feet) and tied into bundles that can be picked up by a single person.
  • Écocentre : branches are accepted free of charge, up to 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter, regardless of length. Branches over 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter, logs and stumps are accepted for a fee.

What to do with our waste?

The Découverte program on January 9th, 2022, paints a portrait of waste management in Quebec. This is a must see to understand how waste is buried and the possible solutions. We also discuss your role as a citizen, to sort materials at source. Click here to watch the report.