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Special refuse

Restrictions

Residents having done work themselves can use this service free of charge twice a year, or up to 4.5 m3 (6 v3), to dispose of non-household refuse.

Period

This service is available from May 1 to October 31.

Extra collection or volume

The service is free so long as the quantity of refuse does not exceed 4.5 m3 (6 yd3). Above this, charges will apply.

For any additional pickup (more than 2) or quantity exceeding 4.5 m3 (6 yd3), an hourly rate of $150 set by the City applies. Charges are payable at City offices prior to the pickup.

Timeframe

Pickup will take place within five working days following a request to the City.

Accepted materials with mandatory sorting

To facilitate pickup and recycling, certain material must be placed in an orderly fashion on the resident’s property, curb or sidewalk. Material must be sorted as follows:

  • Wood, railway ties, fences, tree trunks and stumps
  • Sand, earth, and rocks
  • Glass and windows
  • Pieces of metal more than 1.2 m (4 ft) long
  • Masonry and cement
  • Plasterboard, ceramic, bricks and paving stones

Excluded material

  • Asphalt
  • Shingles
  • Tires
  • Pool covers
  • Vinyl siding

Note

The City will not pick up materials left over from contractor executed works.

Concerned department

Public Works but residents can make their request for a special collection to the information counter at City Hall, at 514-684-1010.

Online request for special refuse pickup

You can register your request for pickup 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between May 1 and October 31.

Online pickup request form