Organic waste collection

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Bonnes manières

A reference about what to do with your waste!

How are your table manners? Do you know when to starting eating? Which spoon to use first? What to do with your napkin?

Good manners now extend all the way to the kitchen and start with what waste you throw in your bin.

The importance of sorting food waste is already something that's taught in schools, so don't be surprised if your kids, or even your grandkids, tell you what to do! This is exactly how organic waste collection will become a good habit and a normal part of our everyday lives.

Your participation in the organic waste collections is a concrete gesture for the environment, for your children and for future generations to come.


Collection implementation timeline

The implementation of this service will take place in four new phases, covering approximately 20,000 households each.

Implementation phases

Phase 1: Done in 2017
Phase 2: Done in 2018
Phase 3: May 2020 – In progress!
Phase 4: September 2020
Phase 5: November 2020
Phase 6: May 2021

 

PHASE 3 – IN PROGRESS

COVID-19: In an effort to protect the population and the crews in charge of distribution, the handling of bins will be minimized. Only one delivery driver will be allowed per vehicle. Drivers will wear gloves and will always use the same truck, which will be disinfected daily. They will maintain a distance of two metres from other workers and citizens.

The organic waste pickup service will begin May 26 and 27 for this phase. Phase 3 is divided in 2 sectors. To find out your day of collection, refer to the detailled maps and the addresses by sector:

Sector 1

Sector 2


Sectors of phases 1 and 2, done in 2017 and 2018

Pickup is on Thursday, every week.

Greenfield Park borough

Saint-Hubert borough

Vieux-Longueuil borough

What is organic waste?

All materials that decompose are considered organic waste. They are grouped into two broad categories: food waste (fruits, vegetables, meat, table scraps, cardboard and paper soiled with food, etc.) and green waste (dead leaves, grass clippings, gardening waste, etc.).

How will you participate in the organic waste collection?

The goal of the organic waste collection is to pick up food waste to avoid sending it to landfills, instead allowing it to be turned into compost and returned to the earth.

A small, brown 45-L bin is used for the collection. Since the bin is mainly used for food waste, it doesn't need to be very large.

Simply place your table scraps in the brown bin, wrapped in newspaper or in the paper bag specially designed for this purpose. The contents of the brown bin will be collected once a week.

Meanwhile, you should continue to place green waste at the curb during green waste collections, which will continue every two weeks according to the current collection schedule.

 

This section of the website will be updated as the pilot project advances.