FREE SERVICES OF COLLECTION ON SEPTEMBER 13 – A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR RESIDENTS!
September 16, 2020
Last Sunday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1,109 residents braved the rain to bring their hazardous household waste, old electronics and confidential... view
Free services of collection (household hazardous waste, old electronics, etc.) on September 13
September 3, 2020
On September 13, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., the City offers the following free services of collection below to its residents:Collection of household... view
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Regular waste and bulk garbage

Collections times

  • City-wide, collection is between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Garbage must be set out by the curb between 7 p.m. the evening before collection day and 7 a.m. on collection day.
  • For single family dwellings, collection is on Tuesday. For apartment buildings, condominiums, schools and daycares, pickup is twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • In school and daycare neighbourhoods, the collection company must pick up outside of the children’s regular arrival and departure times.

Restrictions and prohibitions

While domestic refuse is collected by private firms contracted by the City’s Public Works Department, certain rules apply.

Domestic refuse must be set out by the curb on collection day.

  • The refuse must be deposited in either:
  • a metal or plastic container, which is closed, waterproof, equipped with handles and a cover, and has a maximum capacity of 0.36 m3 (12.7 cubic feet); or
  • in a tied, non-perforated plastic bag of a maximum size of 66.04 cm x 91.44 cm (26 in. x 36 in.), from which no refuse can escape, or in closed boxes weighing no more than 22.7 kg (50 lb).
As a public safety measure, it is prohibited to set out any household appliance or container with a locking device. The device must be removed before being placed curbside.

Anyone violating these provisions (or permitting someone else to do so) is committing an offence and is liable to a fine.

Accepted bulk waste

  • Furniture
  • Carpets
  • Mattresses
  • Pool covers
  • Hot water tanks

Bulk waste accepted with restrictions

  • Household appliances without doors or locks
  • Pieces of wood or metal no more than 1.2 m in length (4 ft.) tied in bunches

Excluded waste

Electronic and computer equipment (televisions, radios, video consoles, computers, screens, printers, etc.), all organic waste and all recyclables.

Excess volume rolling bins

Trucks are not equipped to empty rolling bins of more than 360 litres. However, if the bins contain bags that are tied, garbage collectors will empty them manually.

Exceptions

  • If a regular collection day falls on Christmas or New Year’s Day, pickup will be rescheduled and residents will be notified.
  • During busy periods of the year, i.e. May 1 to June 15 and October 15 to November 15, or during a snowstorm with more than 15 cm of accumulation, a two-hour grace period is granted to the collection company.

Concerned department

Public Works
General information: 514-684-1010
Suggestion or complaint: 514-684-1034