Green waste

Due to the many ongoing cleaning operations, there will be delays in the garden waste collection.

Please leave your green waste bags curbside and our crews will pick them up as soon as possible.

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.


From April to the end of November, City crews are collecting curbside garden waste from door-to-door. The spring 2023 collection starts Monday, April 24th.

  • 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

Please note that a new schedule is in effect for July 2023.

The Belvedere Road depot is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 4 p.m. to contractors with City permit and residents with a proof of residency. 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.


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 2024 collection will take place during the weeks of January 8 and 15 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


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