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Restrictions and prohibitions

Small tree branches are picked up during the organic waste collection. Branches must not exceed 25 mm (1 in.) in diameter and be tied in bunches. No bunch may exceed 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length and 50 cm (18 in.) in diameter.

Bunched tree branches may be left beside the brown bin for pickup with other organic waste as of 7 p.m. on the evening before collection day.


Large quantities of tree branches and large-diameter branches are picked up by special collection.

Special collection and conditions

  • The City provides a tree branch collection service for minor pruning done by residents but not for work done by contractors.
  • The service is limited to twice a year per home or a maximum of one hour of on-site work per year (including travel time) by Public Works Department employees. Any additional service will be charged to the resident at an hourly rate set by the City.

Special collection times

  • Large-diameter branch collection service is offered from May 1 to October 31.
  • Branches are usually collected between 5 to 10 working days, following the request from a resident to City offices.

Concerned department

Public Works but residents can make their request to the information counter at City hall, at 514-684-1010.

Online request for branch 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