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Collections and recycling

Recycling bin

To obtain, repair or replace a recycling bin, please contact 311 (citing the name of the borough: Verdun).

Food waste collection

Since 2011, the Verdun borough’s food waste collection service has been limited to certain sectors. In the spring of 2016, the borough expanded this collection to all buildings with eight or fewer dwelling units.

Food waste collection makes it possible to reclaim organic materials, which account for about 45% of curbside garbage bags, through the creation of compost. This collection is among the objectives cited in Sustainable Montréal 2016-2020, which is aimed at recovering 80% of recyclable and organic materials by 2019, and the Québec Residual Materials Management Policy aimed at banning organic materials from landfill sites by 2020. The presence of these materials in disposal sites contributes to the production of greenhouse gases (GHG) and leachate, a residual toxic liquid.

Collection days

Food waste collection takes place the same day as the garbage and recycling collections in each sector.

Sector 1: Nun’s Island and Crawford Park (Rue Leclair to Rue Fayolle): Monday
Sector 2: Rue May to Rue de l'Église, not included: Tuesday
Sector 3: Rue Galt to Avenue Desmarchais, and Rue Wellington and Rue de l'Église in full: Wednesday
Sector 4: Rue Melrose to Rue Stephens: Thursday

Collection times and locations

Between 10 p.m. the day before and 8 a.m. to day of the collection. Brown bins must be placed on the curbside or in the driveway entrance in front of the home.

Exception: for Rue de l'Église and Rue Wellington in full, the brown bins must be placed on the curbside Wednesday between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Materials accepted

Raw or cooked food waste

  • Desserts and sweets
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Seafood
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Fish (with bones)
  • Grain products such as bread, cake, cereal, pasta, etc.
  • Solid dairy products (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Tea and tea bags, tisane, coffee grounds and paper filters

Soiled paper and cardboard

  • Food packaging (soiled part of pizza boxes only, muffin liners, etc.)
  • Tissues, paper towels and napkins
  • Paper tablecloths and paper dishes

Other food scraps

  • Cork
  • Cooled wood ash
  • Hair and animal hair
  • Dust (except vacuum cleaner dust)
  • Materials refused
  • Diapers and sanitary napkins
  • Household garbage
  • Liquids (soup, milk, juice, coffee, etc.)
  • Pet litter
  • Recyclable materials
  • Vacuum cleaner dust
  • Hazardous household waste, such as paint and motor oil
  • Green waste

Information documents and compostable bags
Together with the bin, citizens will also receive a kit containing the following items:

Composting for a greener city
Sticker - Food waste collection - Quoi déposer dans votre bac de comptoir (In French only)

Bin broken or stolen?

To obtain a new bin, please contact the Accès Verdun offices by dialing 311.

For further information on this collection, please contact the Maison de l'environnement at 514-765-VERT (8378) or dial 311.

Free distribution of compost

The city distributes compost twice a year: in the spring (early May) and the fall (early October). Maximum one cubic metre per citizen. Bring your own shovel and sturdy containers.

Distribution dates and locations will be announced through the media and in Accès Montréal and Accès Verdun offices.


Green waste collection

The annual green waste collection is carried out from the end of April to early December. It is vital that citizens take part in this collection in order to reduce the amount of waste destined for landfills. Under no circumstances should green waste be included with household garbage.

What is green waste?

Green waste is organic waste from outdoor spaces, including yards and lawns. Owing to its nature, green waste is seasonal and differs in composition and quantity from spring to autumn. Once collected, green waste is converted into compost. Twice a year (in the fall and the spring), mature compost from green waste and leaves is distributed free of charge to citizens of the agglomeration.


Since spring 2019, deciduous tree branches and all parts of deciduous trees are again accepted in the green waste collection. It's no longer necessary to contact 311 to make them shred. 



 2019 collection dates: April 22 to December 5, inclusively

Waste accepted

  • horticultural by-products from cleaning and landscaping work
  • dead leaves
  • lawn dethatching waste
  • grass clippings (though the practice of grasscycling is strongly encouraged)
  • garden waste
  • conifer and deciduous tree branches (tied together - maximum diameter: 5 cm, maximum length: 1 meter)

Waste refused

  • food waste (table scraps)
  • earth and stone
  • animal litter

Collection days

  • Monday – Sector 1: Nun’s Island and Crawford Park (Rue Leclair to Rue Fayolle)
  • Tuesday – Sector 2: Rue May to Rue de l'Église, not included
  • Wednesday – Sector 3: Rue Galt to Avenue Desmarchais and Sector 5: Rue Wellington and Rue de l'Église in full
  • Thursday – Sector 4: Rue Melrose to Rue Stephens

Collection times and curbside placement locations

On the curbside between 8 p.m. to day before and 8 a.m. the day of the collection. For Rue Wellington and Rue de l'Église in full, curbside placement is Wednesday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Containers accepted

  • Brown paper bags designed for green waste, available in most hardware stores
  • Unsoiled and non-waxed cardboard boxes
  • Reusable metal or hard plastic containers with handles, marked “Green waste”

IMPORTANT - Plastic bags are not accepted in this collection.


Garbage & recycling collection

Household waste and recycling collection
In sectors 1 to 4, recyclable materials and household waste must be placed on the curb between 8 p.m. the day before and 8 a.m. the day of the collection.
In sector 5, including Rue Wellington and Rue de l'Église in full, recyclable materials and household waste must be put out on Wednesday between 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
For details on collection days by sector, please consult the collection calendar.

Sector 1: L’Île-des-Soeurs and Crawford Park
Sector 2: Rue May to Rue de l’Église not included
Sector 3: Rue Galt to Avenue Desmarchais
Sector 4: Rue Melrose to Rue Stephens
Sector 5: Rue Wellington and Rue de l’Église in full


Christmas tree collection

In all sectors, the Christmas tree collection takes place throughout the month of January from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Simply place the Christmas tree on your property, near the sidewalk.


Collection of heavy objects

As of October 18, 2018
Upholstered, tufted or padded furniture must be included in the regular household waste collection and not in the bulky items collection on Friday.

Sector 1: L’Île-des-Soeurs and Crawford Park
Sector 2: Rue May to Rue de l’Église not included
Sector 3: Rue Galt to Avenue Desmarchais
Sector 4: Rue Melrose to Rue Stephens
Sector 5: Rue Wellington and Rue de l’Église in full

Give your heavy objects a second life

Rather than dispose of your heavy objects, why not give them a second life? Several organizations and companies recover furniture, household appliances, computers, etc. For contact details on companies in your sector, consult  

Unusable or broken objects may be included in the heavy objects collection, which takes place one Friday per month in each sector of the borough.

Please note: when a month has five Fridays, there will be no heavy objects collection on the fifth Friday.

Heavy objects accepted

A maximum of 2 m3 (or 70 ft3) per home and per collection

Collection days

Sector 1: Nun’s Island and Crawford Park (Rue Leclair to Rue Fayolle) -1st Friday of the month
Sector 2: between Rue May and Rue de l’Église -2nd Friday of the month
Sector 3: between Rue Galt and Avenue Desmarchais - 3rd Friday of the month
Sector 4: between Rue Melrose and Rue Stephens - 4th Friday of the month

Curbside placement times

Between 8 p.m. the day before and 8 a.m. the day of the collection

•Ensure that the heavy object does not exceed 75 kg (165 lb)
•2 metres (6.5 pieds) in length, width or depth,1.5 m3 (53 ft3)

  • Household appliances: stoves, refrigerators without the door, freezers without the door, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, portable stoves (the tanks must be empty), microwaves, televisions, computers and HI-FI systems, or other similar items.
  • Furniture: tables, chairs, box springs, wardrobes, couches, armchairs, desks, side tables, chests of drawers, outdoor furniture, or similar items. Objects infested with bed bugs are now accepted in the household garbage collection.
  • Plumbing fixtures and heaters: radiators, dismantled boilers, hot water or oil tanks, hot water heaters, bathtubs, shower receivers, toilet bowls, or other similar items;
  • Miscellaneous objects: bicycles, strollers, baby carriages, ironing boards, toys; kitchen, household, garden, patio, camping or sports articles; exercise machines, mirrors, fans, lamps, curtains, blinds, barbecues without the propane tank, or other similar items;
  • Construction materials: doors, door frames, windows, window frames, small quantities of wooden materials tied together or placed inside a box measuring less than 1 m3 (353 ft3) and weighing less than 75 kg (165 lb), flooring (carpets, linoleum), canvas, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, or other similar items. Please make sure that all nails are removed or driven in, if applicable;
  • Green waste (only accepted outside green waste collection hours*): branches or all parts of conifers not exceeding 5 cm (2 in.) in diameter and 0.5 m (20 in.) in length. See section for collection of Natural Christmas trees.

Heavy objects not accepted

  • Green waste: branches and all parts of deciduous trees, at all times; See text on Ash Borer below.
  • Green waste: all parts of conifers exceeding 5 cm (2 in.) in diameter and 0.5 m (20 in.) in length;
  • Excavated material, rubble, demolition waste and debris from public and private work sites, waste that is artisanal in origin; agricultural, industrial, commercial waste; réparateurs occasionnels;
  • Tires, barbed wire, vehicle bodies or body parts, detached vehicle parts, pipes, gas cans, posts, oil tanks, batteries or other similar materials;
  • Objects that may be part of other collections (garbage, recycling, green waste, hazardous household waste); construction, renovation or demolition waste stemming from domestic use and exceeding standards.
  • Electronics (ICT equipment);

Heavy objects not accepted and objects that exceed the allowable limits for quantity and dimension will not be collected.

IMPORTANT – Fight against the emerald ash borer

To fight emerald ash borer infestations, deciduous tree branches and all parts of deciduous trees must not be included in the collection of heavy objects or green waste. Please note that this waste should not be included in the household garbage collection, nor will it be accepted at the Ateliers municipaux and écocentres. To have this waste collected, citizens are asked to contact 311 to request a collection by no later than November 26, 2918 at 4:30 p.m.  After this date, citizens must call a private contractor to have the deciduous tree branches converted into wood chips or leave the branches on their property until the following spring.

We ask that all citizens do their part to help control this infestation and thus protect our trees. For further information on this pest, go to

Recovery of objects derived from ICTs (Information and communications technologies)

Borough residents are asked to safely dispose of their used electronic and computing equipment by bringing it to the:

Ateliers municipaux
1177 Rue Dupuis

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon

To report the presence of heavy objects in alleyways

Borough road crews do not pass through alleyways on a regularly scheduled basis. If you observe heavy objects left in an alleyway, please dial 311 to notify the Accès Verdun offices.


ICT collection (Information and communications technologies)

TIC - Technologies de l'information et des communications. Since December 2009, the borough of Verdun has been encouraging residents to dispose of their ICT equipment (information and communications technologies) in a safe and ecological manner, either at the Ecocentres or in a container made available to residents at the following location:

Ateliers municipaux
1177 Rue Dupuis

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

ICT equipment may be placed in the duly-marked container according to the following schedule: 

Please note that citizens themselves must place the equipment in the containers, as there is no staff on site to handle ICTs. However, the container is equipped with a side-door, which means that residents are not obliged to lift the equipment over the edge.

Note that ICTs must not necessarily be functional. They can be damaged, but without broken parts (ex. no broken glass). Indeed, it is the components of these ICTs that are recovered and reused. The following items are accepted:

  • cables and other computer components
  • stereo systems
  • keyboards
  • cathode screens or flat screens (LCD and plasma)
  • printers
  • DVD or VHS players
  • digitizers
  • computers (desktop and laptop)
  • radios
  • computer mice
  • sound systems
  • televisions (CRT and flat screen)
  • televisions with integrated DVD or VHS 


Hazardous household waste (HHW)

Examples of hazardous household waste (HHW). HHW poses a real threat to the environment. It is strictly forbidden to place it in household garbage or sewers.

HHW should not be mixed or poured into another container due to the risk of a noxious chemical reaction. Not to mention that mixing HHW products renders it impossible to recycle them. What’s more, HHW, where possible, must be kept in its original packaging and clearly identified in order to facilitate treatment and recycling.

For further information:
Hazardous household waste (RDD)
How to dispose of HHW
There are three ways to dispose of HHW:

  • By bringing it to one of the buildings in the borough where certain hazardous household waste items are recovered. To view the list of buildings and the products recovered, please see the section marked “HHW Recovery Sites.”
  • By bringing it to a local retail outlet. For details, see the section marked “HHW Recovery Sites.”
  • By bringing it to the LaSalle ecocentre (7272 Rue Saint-Patrick - between Rue Senkus and Rue Léger). Telephone: 514-872-0384. For further information, go to the page marked “Ecocentres.”

HHW Recovery Sites

HHW recovered by the borough

The Verdun borough accepts ink cartridges, batteries and cell phones at its main buildings. This measure reflects the borough’s environmental policy aimed at reducing the amount of waste destined for landfills.

Here is the list of municipal buildings where citizens can drop off the HHW items cited above:

Maison de l'environnement
(basement of the borough hall building)
673 1re Avenue

Marcel-Giroux Community Centre (reception)
4501 Rue Bannantyne

Elgar Community Centre (reception)
260 Rue Elgar

Jacqueline-De Repentigny Library (reception)
5955 Rue Bannantyne

Ateliers municipaux – public works (reception booth)
1177 Rue Dupuis

Opening hours of municipal buildings

Batteries: hazardous household waste
Used batteries from many devices are considered hazardous household waste (HHW) because they contain heavy metals (mercury, lead, cadmium, zinc, nickel), which can contaminate the soil and the water table. To prevent these batteries from ending up in landfill sites, the borough brings them to a specialized company as soon as the containers are full. The same applies to cell phones batteries and other types of batteries (rechargeable or cell phone).

Maison de l'environnement
Telephone: 514-765-VERT (8378)

Accès Verdun offices
Telephone: 311

HHW recovered by local retail outlets
Compact fluorescent bulbs, cell phones, paints and solvents, used oils, car batteries, medication and syringes may be dropped off at specific local retails outlets:

  • Bring your paints and solvents to RONA outlets or consult the Éco-peinture site for details on products accepted and HHW drop-off sites;
  • Spent compact fluorescent bulbs may be brought to the RONA store on Rue Wellington;
  • Bring used motor oil (in an airtight container) and car batteries to a Canadian Tire outlet;
  • Bring expired medication and syrups to pharmacies;
  • Bring syringes to CLSCs (in a plastic container with a cover);

Cell phones can also be brought to:

Caisse Desjardins
5035 Rue de Verdun

Fire Station 66
4396 Boulevard LaSalle

Fire Station 67
911 Boulevard René-Lévesque
Note that both fire stations also recover disposable and rechargeable batteries.

HHW recovered in ecocentres
Ecocentres across the agglomeration of Montréal accept most HHW items, including:

For further details, go to Ecocentres.