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Recyclable material

Policy

The collection of recyclable materials is mandatory for all residents. The recyclable materials must be deposited in a rolling bin for single-family dwelling units and in rolling bins or portable containers for apartment buildings, condominiums, schools, daycares and places of worship.

The unsorted selective disposal program is intended for the recycling of glass, plastic, metal and paper. The program’s success depends on the informed participation of every household and the respect of conditions governing the types of recyclable materials and the proper use of bins.

Recyclable materials

The following materials are accepted or excluded for pickup:

Paper and cardboard

  • Accepted: newspapers, flyers, magazines and pamphlets, telephone books, books, cardboard boxes, cereal, laundry detergent and frozen food boxes, egg cartons, coffee paper cups, cardboard tubes and rolls, envelopes with windows or paper with staples
  • Excluded: polystyrene, diapers, foil gift wrap, waxed paper, cellophane, soiled pizza boxes, padded envelopes, carbon papers, etc.

Plastics

  • Accepted: multi-layered packing, such as milk and juice cartons Hard plastic - bottles from any sort of liquid, including shampoo and laundry detergent, yogurt, margarine, shortening and other similar containers, covers and lids Soft plastic - grocery and other shopping bags, dry cleaning bags, bread and pastry bags (grease-free), clean food storage bags, plastic wrappers (from milk, paper towels, etc.)
  • Excluded: All no. 6 plastics (polystyrene or Styrofoam), clear cake wrappers, brown cookie dividers, chip bags (greasy), cereal or cracker bags (waxed), records, cassette and CD cases, toys, pool covers, computer parts
Polystyrene no. 6:



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Metals

  • Accepted: tin cans, covers and lids, hangers, aluminum cans, clean aluminum pie plates and foil
  • Excluded: paint and solvent containers, pipes, nails, screws, bicycles, fans, pots and pans, muffin tins, electronic and large household appliances and small domestic appliances, etc.

Glass

  • Accepted: bottles and jars of all shapes and colours
  • Excluded: drinking glasses, porcelain, ceramic, Pyrex, ceramic, clay, windows, mirrors, broken and unbroken, incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs

Mandatory recycling bin

Every dwelling unit in the City will receive a wheeled bin.

Maintenance of the wheeled bin

  • The bin is City property, but the resident is responsible for it;
  • Maintenance of the bin (cleaning and disinfecting) is the citizens' responsibility. The bin must be clean at all times;
  • Repairs to the bin (replacing wheels, cover or any other repair) must be reported to Public Works;
  • If you plan on moving, the bin, being City property, must be left on the premises;
  • You must write your address on the white strip of the wheeled bin.

Location of the wheeled bin for the mechanical collection

Location of the wheeled bin for the mechanical collection

  • The wheels and handle must face the residence and the bin must be at curbside. It is prohibited to put your bin on the sidewalk or on the street;
  • Recyclable items beside or on the wheeled bin will not be picked up.

Times

  • There is one pickup per week on Mondays between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.;
  • The wheeled bin must be set out by the curb between 7 p.m. the evening before collection day and 7 a.m. on collection day.

Concerned department

Public Works, 514-684-1034

These guidelines are for information only and hold no legal value. The official text written in the bylaw takes precedence.