The information below targets residents. Businesses have their own page regarding residual materials.

Household garbage, recyclable materials, kitchen waste and yard waste: the Town offers you a multitude of residual material collections. Get the dates right: consult our calendar. Let’s all pitch in to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill sites!

Collections: which bin, which day?

Household garbage, recyclable materials, kitchen waste, yard trimmings, hazardous waste: it’s not always easy to know how to handle them. With the information below, you’ll never go wrong! Refer to our Household Waste Disposal Guide for complete details and the collection calendar to know the exact dates of the various collections.

Bins: a user’s guide

How to place your bins for pick-up

  • Put out your bins after 19:00 on the evening before collection day or before 7:00 on collection day.
  • Place your full or partially filled bins in your driveway 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 in.) behind the property line.
  • Leave at least 30 cm (12 in.) between the bins.
  • Make sure no vehicle or other object can interfere with the mechanical lifting of the bins.
  • Make sure the lids are tightly closed and free of debris.
  • All bins must be put away by 23:00 on collection day.

Bins that are improperly positioned, too heavy or hard to handle will not be picked up. Also, bins and all other types of containers are prohibited on public roads.

Identifying your bins

Write your address on the white strips under the bin’s serial number. Write down the bin serial number for your own records. As the blue, green and brown bins are Town property, they must remain at the address to which they were delivered.

Storing your bins

Blue, green and brown bins stored outside must be placed on the side of your home, 3 m (9 ft. 10 in.) behind the building’s front façade. Household waste stored outside must be kept in a receptacle at least 2 m (6 ft. 7 in.) from any property line and not visible from the street.

What to do if your bin isn’t emptied

If none of the bins on your street have been emptied and it is past 18:00, please leave the bin in the designated spot for the collection and call the Info Collection line at 514 734-4123. The contractor hired by the Town will complete the collection as soon as possible.

If your bin appears to be the only one that has not been emptied, put it away and wait for the next collection. If the problem occurs again, please call the Info Collection line at 514 734-4123.

What to do if your bin is damaged

Any bin may sustain damage in the course of a year. The Town’s bin supplier offers a free weekly repair and replacement service.

Regular collections

Household waste collection

Buildings with 7 or fewer units: Wednesdays

Buildings with 8 or more units: Tuesdays and Fridays

Type of container allowed:

  • Maximum volume: 0.10 m2
  • Maximum weight: 25 kg
  • Leak-proof
  • In a colour different from the colours of the bins provided by the Town (blue, green and brown)
  • 120, 240 or 360-litre rollout bins
  • Waste receptacles, boxes, large garbage bags (black or green) or similar containers

Bins with an american grip are not picked up mechanically.

Recyclable materials

120, 240 or 360-litre blue bin

Wednesdays

Bulky items

Every other week – on request

Buildings with 7 or fewer units: Wednesdays

Buildings with 8 or more units: Fridays

ACCEPTED ITEMS

  • Furniture
  • Non-refrigerant appliances
  • Decorative furniture
  • CRD (construction, renovation, demolition) materials in small quantities and securely tied into small bundles or placed in solid bags

REFUSED ITEMS

  • Household hazardous waste
  • Information technology and communication devices (televisions, computers, etc.)
  • Medical waste
  • Bulk materials of any type 

Refused items may be disposed free of charge at the Écocentre (6925 Côte-des-Neiges Road) or otherwise at your expense.

Before noon on the day before collection, call the Info Collection line at 514 734-4123 and give them your address.

Seasonal collections

Yard trimmings

Green bin*

Wednesdays from mid-April to mid-November

*For residents in the kitchen waste collection zone (east sector), please note that only one bin, green or brown, will be picked up from Wednesday, April 13 to mid-November. We suggest you to use the green bin. 

Fallen leaves

Green bin*, compostable paper bags or piled near the sidewalk

October and November, depending on weather conditions

*For residents in the kitchen waste collection zone (east sector), please note that only one bin, green or brown, will be picked up from Wednesday, April 13 to mid-November. We suggest you to use the green bin. 

Kitchen waste (where available)

Brown bin

Wednesdays from mid-November to mid-April

Green or brown bin*

Wednesdays from mid-April to mid-November

*Only one bin, green or brown, will be picked up from Wednesday, April 13 to mid-November. We suggest you to use the green bin. Residents not in the kitchen waste collection zone (west sector) can place their kitchen waste in their green bin during this period.

See our instruction brochure for the steps to follow, the materials accepted and excluded along with the list of retailers that sell cellulose-lined bags. Learn how to make an economical liner for your countertop bin from a sheet of newspaper.

Christmas trees

Second week of January

Place your natural Christmas tree at the end of your driveway during the second week of January.

Household hazardous waste (HHW)

Take your HHW to the Côte-des-Neiges Écocentre, located at 6925 Côte-des-Neiges Road. Information: 514 872-3517.

The following products are accepted: paints, solvents, paint removers, lacquers, varnishes, drugs, pesticides, disinfectants, insecticides, herbicides, chemical products, oils (including cooking oils), smoke detectors and batteries.

Used clothing and cloth and leather items are also accepted. We also offer an on-site document shredding service.

On-demand collections

Tree and shrub branches under 15 cm (6 in.) in diameter and in small quantities

Thursdays from the beginning of April through the end of September.

To request this service, call the Info Collection line at 514 734-4123 before noon on Wednesday.

Place the branches in an orderly pile with the cut ends facing the street after 19:00 on the evening before collection day or before 7:00 on collection day.

Only branches that meet the following conditions will be picked up free of charge:

  • Branches between 2.5 cm (1 in.) and 15 cm (6 in.) in diameter
  • The quantity is limited to five 2.5 m (8 ft.) long branches or a volume of branches equivalent to 60 cm (2 ft.) by 2.5 m (8 ft.).

Special measures apply to ash branches due the presence of the emerald ash borer in Mount Royal.

Outside of the period from early April through late September, this service is available on request at the property owner’s expense.

Tree and shrub branches over 15 cm (6 in.) in diameter and in large quantities

Large branches and large numbers of branches are picked up year-round at the property owner’s expense. Call the Public Works Division at 514 734-2999 for rates and procedures.

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and water coolers

Household refrigerators and air conditioners are picked up separately in order to collect their halocarbons. For safety reasons, please remove the door or cover before setting the item out for pick-up. Contact the Public Works Division at 514 734-2999 to arrange for pick-up. This free service is available year-round.

Batteries, ink cartridges and used cellphones

Receptacles for batteries, ink cartridges and used cellphones will be found at the following addresses:

  • 10 Roosevelt Avenue (Public Security)
  • 180 Clyde Road (Public Works)
  • 1050 Dunkirk Road (municipal arena)
  • 1967 Graham Boulevard (Reginald J. P. Dawson Library)

They can also be taken to the Côte-des-Neiges Écocentre located at 6925 Côte-des-Neiges Road or Saint-Laurent Écocentre located at 3535 Sartelon Street.

Give a second life to your used clothing and other items!

Some items can be taken to one of the alternative network collection points free of charge. See the Household Waste Disposal Guide for a list of accepted items and where to take them.

For ecological disposal of your automobile products and accessories, take them to OK Pneus Beaumont at 1070 Beaumont Avenue (telephone: 514 277-3537).

Compost distribution

Twice a year, in mid-May and mid-October

The Town distributes compost made from the leaves picked up in the fall. The collected leaves are sent to an organic residual materials management centre for transformation. The compost distribution takes place at Public Works, located at 180 Clyde Road. You should bring your own containers and the tools needed to fill them. Limit of one visit per home. Proof of residence required (a driver's licence, for example).

Residual waste management: encouraging results

Year in, year out, Mount Royal ranks high in the waste management reports published by the Urban Agglomeration of Montreal. Here is how well we met our collection goals in 2013:

  • Recyclable materials: 66% vs. the target 70% (agglo average = 58%)
  • Organic waste: 43% vs. the target 60% (quite good in comparison to the other boroughs and reconstituted cites; agglo average = 13%)
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW): 54% vs. the agglo average of 58%
  • Recovered dry materials and bulky items: 68% vs. the target 70% (agglo average = 60%)
  • Recovery grand total: 56% vs. the agglo average of 41%

See the illustrated reports for 2013 and 2012.

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