For residential buildings with 8 or fewer units, recyclables are collected every second Thursday.
For residential buildings with 9 or more units and industrial facilities, commercial businesses, and institutions, recyclables are collected every Thursday.
To find out all the details and the dates of the various collections, you can consult the 2017 Calendar of municipal activities. You can get a printed copy in all municipal buildings.
Recycling is picked up as of 7 a.m. on collection days. The bins can be placed on the curb the day before the collection after 7 p.m.
You must place your bin on your property near the sidewalk. The lid must be tightly closed. No material should protrude out of the bin or be placed beside it. You must leave a clearance of 1 m (3 ft) around the bin.
In order to allow for mechanized collection, only the 360-litre wheeled bin is accepted.
What can be recycled?
|Item||We recycle||We do not recycle|
|Paper||Newspapers, flyers, magazines, wrapping paper, envelopes, file folders, cardboard boxes and packaging, milk and juice containers (Tetra Pak and Hi-Pak), etc.||Soiled or greasy paper, padded envelopes, wax paper, photographic paper, metallic paper, toilet paper, wallpaper, etc.|
|Plastic||Bottles, containers, bags, all plastic lids and tops, etc.||Styrofoam, soiled or greasy plastic bags, plastic wrapping, and rubber items.|
|Metal||Tin cans, hangers, soft drink cans, aluminium plates, tin foil, etc.||Paint or aerosol containers, tools and auto parts, batteries, electronic devices, household appliances, etc.|
|Glass||Bottles and jars of all shapes and colours, etc.||Mirror, window glass, dishes, porcelain, pottery, crystal, Pyrex, incandescent of fluorescent light bulbs.|
To obtain a recycling bin
Residents who do not have a recycling bin or wish to purchase one additional may contact the Public Works Office at 450 466-3690.
Moving? Make sure to leave your recycling bin for the next occupants. Recycling bins are the property of the municipality and belong to a specific address.
Lots of good reasons to recycle
The environment and quality of life for future generations have always been top priorities in Saint-Lambert.
Throwing away reusable materials is a wasteful practice that is costly and pollutes our environment. Landfill sites are filled to capacity and waste elimination costs continue to rise. Recycling, on the other hand, creates jobs and enables us to use 10 to 20 times less energy than producing products from new resources.
To meet our legal obligations!
To attain the objectives set by the Quebec policy that aims to divert 70% of waste to recycling boxes.
Because all it takes is simple, daily actions that make a difference to our world !
According to Recyc-Québec, 85% of the waste we produce could be recycled or reused in other ways. This represents millions of tons of materials that fill our garbage dumps and that might have been reused. So, let’s all think twice before throwing things away. To encourage you to do this, we’ve compiled a list of businesses that will accept a multitude of products for recycling. You can consult the list on the ‘Directory of recyclers’ page.