Recycling

Recyclable materials are materials that can be reintroduced into the production process from which they are derived or into a similar process that uses the same type of material.

Recycling collection is on Wednesdays for all.

The interactive map allows you to know the other waste collection days for your address.

Consult all the essential information about waste collection and discover helpful tips!

At a glance, see all the scheduled collections dates for the year for single family homes and buildings of 1-8 units.

Consult all the essential information about waste collection and discover helpful tips!

  • Flattened and unsoiled paper & cardboard
  • Soft stretchable plastic OR rigid plastic numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7
  • Glass: food or beverage containers of all shapes and colors, with or without labels
  • Metal: steel and aluminum containers and packaging
  • Soiled printed material, packaging or container
  • Number 6 polystyrene type plastic (ex. styrofoam container)without number:
  • Rigid plastic without a number (ex. utensils, CD case, etc.)
  • Non-stretchable plastic (ex. chips bag)
  • Fabrics, clothing and other
  • Furniture, construction materials, electronics and appliances

RULE #1
IS IT MADE OF

  • Plastic
  • Paper/cardboard
  • Metal
  • Glass

RULE #2
IS IT

  • Packaging
  • Printed material
  • A container

IF THE ANSWER IS NO, IT DOESN’T GO IN THE BLUE BIN!

FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULES TO RECYCLE BETTER!

  1. Rinse your containers to eliminate grease and food residues
  2. Pack plastic bags into one knotted bag
  3. Avoid contamination: paper and cardboard soiled with food is not recyclable, but it is compostable
  4. Separate containers and packaging made of different materials (e.g. glass bottle with metal cap, paper circulars in a plastic bag, etc.)
  5. Flatten cardboard boxes to maximize the space in your bin

DOOR-TO-DOOR COLLECTION

Recyclable materials collection is offered to residences, businesses and institutions. Collection is streetside and in lanes accessible to collection trucks, and takes place on Wednesdays for all.

The city provides small open blue bins for residents of single-family homes and multi-units dwellings of 8 units or less, and large 360 litre blue wheeled bins for multi-unit dwellings of more than 9 units and for institutions. Businesses must purchase their own large blue 360-litre wheeled bins.

DON’T MISS THE COLLECTION!

Make sure your recycling is :

  • contained in a blue recycling bin and/or in clear recyclable plastic bags;
  • deposited curbside on your property (not on the sidewalk);
  • clearly visible from the street;
  • deposited after 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, and no later than 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

THE RECYCLING LOOP

Here are some examples of what happens to recuperated and recycled materials.

  • Telephone directories
  • Writing, printing and newsprint paper
  • Toilet paper, facial tissues, paper towels and napkins
  • Envelopes
  • Cardboard boxes and packages
  • Construction materials
  • Plastic bottles
  • Collection bins
  • Polyester carpets and clothing
  • Flowerpots and planters
  • Park benches and picnic tables
  • Pipes and patio boards
  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars
  • Fiberglass insulation materials (mineral wool)
  • Roads Foundation
  • Microbeads for reflective or abrasive paint
  • Sandblasting
  • Engine and car parts
  • Tools and nails
  • Thin and aluminum cans
  • Construction materials

THE BEST SOLUTION: REDUCE AT THE SOURCE!

Recycling is a positive gesture for the environment, but it requires energy and causes pollution through the transportation and processing of materials.

Reducing and reusing is the best solution!

Buy in bulk to reduce packaging, choose durable items and avoid using single-use products.