Reminder: changes to waste collection in effect from May 1

As of May 1, 2024, the following changes to waste collection (trash, recycling, compost) will come into effect:

  • For everyone:
    All materials will be collected street side or along accessible lanes only (no collection in lanes inaccessible to collections trucks)
  • For residential buildings of 9 to 29 units:
    Garbage collection once weekly and mandatory participation in food waste collection (composting).  

These changes are in line with the objectives of the Plan métropolitain de la gestion des matières résiduelles (waste management plan) which affects 82 municipalities in the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, including the City of Westmount. All of the actions taken in Westmount, as well as their context, are detailed on the Clean Westmount Initiative project page. There you will also find answers to frequently asked questions, useful links and tools. It is also an interactive platform where you can ask questions and share your opinion.

Don’t miss the collection! Put out your trash, recycling or compost by 7 a.m. on collection day. Bins can be put out starting at 8 p.m. the evening before.

Visit the Clean Westmount Initiative project page

Discover practical tools:

  • Collections Guide
    Consult all the essential information about waste collection and discover helpful tips!
  • Collections Calendar
    At a glance, see all the scheduled collections dates for the year for single family homes and buildings of 1-8 units.
  • Waste Sorting Chart
    Use this handy chart to answer the question “where does it go?” when sorting your waste.
  • Interactive Map of Inaccessible Lanes
    Search for a specific address or browse the location of inaccessible lanes on the entire territory of Westmount.

Additional resources:

  • Green Grants
    Save on your purchase of eligible eco-responsible products with grants ranging from $10 to $150!
  • By-law 1617 Concerning Waste Management
    Learn more about the authorized times for placing your bins and bags of materials, the authorized container formats and colours, and the accepted and refused materials for each collection type.