Montreal has been obliged to close two ecocentres for an indefinite period. The schedules of the other five ecocentres have been modified.
Due to a situation beyond its control affecting operations with its supplier Matrec, The City of Montreal has closed the LaSalle and Saint-Laurent ecocentres for an undetermined period. The City is making every effort to reduce the impact on services available to citizens.
From May, 2019, residents are invited to use any of the other 5 ecocentres on the Island: Acadie, Rivière-des-Prairies, Côte-des-Neiges, La-Petite-Patrie or Saint-Michel. Traffic control measures will be in place at each of these sites.
These ecocentres are open Tuesday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and are closed Sundays and Mondays.
Tips and tricks: preparation and sorting makes a difference
· 5 ecocentres are open; find the addresses and opening hours here
· Many citizens will be doing their spring cleaning period, so wait times may be longer than usual. It might be better to delay your visit if you can
· Accepted or refused? Sorting your materials ahead of time will streamline your visit. Before making your way to an ecocentre, click here
· Consult Recyc-Québec’s Ça va où? app to find drop-off locations for light bulbs, paint, batteries, tires, etc.
· Make the most of the curbside collection of bulky items; you must advise the Public Works Department in advance by completing the online form
· Instead of throwing things out, consider the many options for reuse
Ecocentres are meant for the repurposing and recycling of residual materials. They are open to the entire population of the urban agglomeration of Montréal. They accept, among other materials, construction and renovation residue, household hazardous waste and reusable items. Ecocentres thus redirect a significant amount of residual materials from landfills.