Household Garbage

Changes to the regular collection schedules are only on Christmas Day (December 25th) and New Year’s Day (January 1st).

Household garbage is any residue, debris or object discarded after its use and destined for landfill.

The City of Westmount promotes a management of waste that reduces the amount of garbage sent to landfill. The goal is to reduce pollution, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions generated by the landfills.

Residents are strongly encouraged to reduce their waste production at home, at school and at work, by participating in all collections offered by the City.

  • Animal hair, litter and excrement
  • Ashes and cigarette butts cooled for more than 48 hours
  • Broken dishes, glass and mirror wrapped in paper
  • Contaminated paper and cardboard
  • Disposable mops, dusters and wipes
  • Disposable personal-care products (baby wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene products, etc.)
  • Light bulbs (except fluorescent tubes or compact fluorescent bulbs)
  • Plastic #6 (polystyrene) and #7 (mixed plastic) containers
  • Small dead house pets (such as goldfish or hamsters) wrapped in newspaper or in a cardboard box
  • Small appliances, DVD, CD, cassette
  • Upholstered and stuffed items: mattress, sofa, chair, cushion, rug, etc.
  • Vacuum cleaner bags with their contents, dryer sheets
  • Waxed paper and cardboard
  • Electronic waste
  • Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Construction waste
  • Medication, syringes and other medical or bio-medical waste
  • Paint, solvents, batteries and other hazardous waste
  • Propane and other gas tanks that can explode
  • Recyclable or compostable materials
  • Tires and car batteries
  • Usable clothing, shoes, household goods, large appliances and furniture


  • Garbage, in a black or grey plastic or metal bin, can be taken out between 8:00 p.m. the day before the collection and 7:00 a.m. the day of the collection
  • Garbage bags that are not in a bin can only be taken out as of 7:00 a.m. on the day of the collection
  • A maximum of 6 bags per household (max. 20 kg each) is accepted