Green waste

The curbside door-to-door garden waste collection will start Tuesday, April 19th.

The Belvedere road depot will be open for contractors with a City permit as of April 19th between 7:30 AM and 4 PM.

The proper treatment of green waste is essential to reduce the amount of materials sent to the landfill. Green waste is used to make compost that is redistributed to residents and local farmers.

The City’s curbside collections are for garden waste and Christmas trees.

The door-to-door green waste collection is done according to 4 distinct collection days (sectors).

The interactive map of the collection sectors allows you to know the collection days for your address.

GARDEN WASTE

From April to the end of November, City crews are collecting curbside garden waste from door-to-door. The spring 2022 collection starts Tuesday, April 19th.

  • Residues in paper bags or open containers weighing no more than 50 lbs:
    • Weeds and grass clippings;
    • Leaves and plant clippings;
    • Vegetable garden and fruit tree residues
  • Small branches tied with natural twine:
    • Branches up to 5 cm in diameter and 1.2 meters in length
  • Residue in plastic bags
  • Bags or containers weighing more than 50 lbs
  • Large branches over 5 cm in diameter and over 1.2 meters in length
  • Branches not tied or tied with plastic or metal rope
  • Soil, pebbles and rocks
  • Logs and tree trunks

Starting April 19th, 2022, the Belvedere Road depot is open Monday to Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m to entrepreneurs with valid City permit. The depot is located on Belvedere Road, near the intersection with Côte-des-Neiges Road.

  • Grasscycling, the practice of leaving lawn clippings on the ground, helps make your lawn easier to maintain and healthier. Grass clippings help to retain soil moisture and enrich it with nutrients.
  • Some green residues, such as branches and leaves, can be transformed into mulch, helping to keep soil moisture and produce a nutrient-rich organic fertilizer.
  • The collected green waste is used to produce a compost that is distributed to residents twice a year, free of charge.

CHRISTMAS TREES

Natural Christmas trees are collected to be revalued as mulch or compost. They are collected by City teams during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of January.

The 2022 collection will take place during the weeks of January 10th and 17th on the same day as your garden waste collection day.

Please note that collection days might change depending on the weather.

Your Christmas tree must be :

  • stripped of decorations
  • unwrapped and untied
  • visible, and clear of snow and ice
  • curbside (on your property, not on the sidewalk)
  • Dispose of your tree, cut into pieces, with your garden waste in the spring
  • Bring it to an ecocentre

MUNICIPAL BY-LAWS

LEAF BLOWERS :

  • the use of leaf blowers is permitted from April 1st to May 1st and October 1st to December 1st, Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (By-law 1519)
  • It is illegal to blow leaves, grass clippings and garden debris onto sidewalks or roadways. Violators are subject to a fine (Municipal By-law 1425).

DUMPING ON PUBLIC PROPERTY :

  • It is strictly forbidden to dump or throw green waste on public property (streets, sidewalks, parks, woodlots, etc.). Violators are subject to a fine (Municipal By-law 1475).

CONTACT US

Fallen or broken branches from City trees along road ways or in public areas should be reported to Public Works at 514-989-5311.