For single-family dwellings and residential buildings with 8 or fewer units, garbage collection takes place every second Monday.
For industrial, commercial, and institutional buildings, garbage is collected once a week year-round.
Prohibited in the regular waste
Some items are not accepted in the household garbage collection:
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.
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 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.