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Household garbage

Household garbage is collected starting at 7 a.m. every Monday during the summer and every second Monday in the winter. 

You can put it out on the curb where it will not hamper pedestrian traffic the evening before, after 7 p.m. 

As for all other types of buildings, this winter, household garbage collection for residential buildings of nine or more dwelling units will take place every two weeks.

Map garbage collection sectors

Sector 1 (winter)

  • January 2, 15 and 29, 2018
  • February 12 and 26, 2018
  • March 12 and 26, 2018

Sector 2 (winter)

  • January 8 and 22, 2018
  • February 5 and 19, 2018
  • March 5 and 19, 2018

Sectors 1 and 2 (summer)

  • Every Monday from April 2 to October 29, 2018

Sector 1 (fall)

  • November 12 and 26, 2018
  • December 10 and 24, 2018

Sector 2 (fall)

  • November 5 and 19, 2018
  • December 3, 17 and 31, 2018

To find out all the details and the dates of the various collections, you can consult the 2018 Calendar of municipal activities. You can get a printed copy in all municipal buildings. 

Collections

Use your household garbage container properly

It is recommended that garbage be placed in rigid plastic or metal containers with a lid to avoid visiting wildlife. 

Since it is manually lifted by garbage collectors, the capacity of the garbage can be limited to 100 liters.

The maximum allowable allowance for the rolling bin is 360 liters.

Maximum weight is limited to 25 kg.

Prohibited in the regular waste 

Some items are not accepted in the household garbage collection:

Large items

All large waste and objects such as furniture, mattresses, carpets, etc., are not picked up with the regular household garbage. There is four collections per year for those oversized items. 

Construction waste

You may not place construction, renovation, and demolition waste such as lumber, ceramic, toilets, etc., out with the regular waste. You must bring these items to an ecocentre or have your contractor remove them.

Halocarbon-containing appliances

Halocarbon-containing appliances that are harmful to the environment, such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc., are not picked up with the regular household garbage. 

You must bring your halocarbon-containing appliances to an ecocentre or consult the Directory of recyclers to find a place where you can properly dispose these items. Moreover, we strongly recommend that when you purchase a new appliance, you include a pick-up for your old appliance in the sales contract.  

Hazardous household waste

We ask that you bring your hazardous household waste (HHW) to an ecocentre, where it is accepted year round. Products such as paint, solvents, oils, pesticides, etc. are harmful to the environment and to human health if they are not properly disposed of.

You can also take advantage of the HHW collection that’s organized each fall by the City. Check the calendar to know this year’s date.

Dispose of used batteries, printer cartridges, and cell phones in the recycling containers available at City Hall, the library, the recreation centre, and the Public Works Office.