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La Maison de l’environnement

Inaugurated on May 27, 2008 by Verdun Borough Mayor Claude Trudel, La Maison de l’environnement has since been open to all residents wanting to inquire about waste management and good environmental practices.

Backyard composters

Through the Fonds Éco IGA, the Maison de l’environnement has received a subsidy in the form of 250 Earth Machine backyard composters, and so will be able to offer them to residents at only $13.50—a fraction of the cost.


1. Home visits (in English or French) for follow-up and advice on recycling, composting and vermicomposting (with worms):

Phone: 514 765-VERT (8378).

2. Awareness activities: booths and talks on-site, at companies or community organizations (in French only

  • Composting
  • 3R-RD
  • Zero-garbage lunch
  • Climate changes


According to your needs


At your organization

3. Training workshops on vermicomposting and how to build a vermicomposter (in French only

Places are limited – To reserve, phone: 514 765-VERT (8378)

Both the training workshop and the materials for building a vermicomposter are free of charge. Please note, however, that there will be charges of $35 to buy the earthworms. At these workshops, participants will learn about all aspects of vermicomposting (theory and practice).

  • Definition of vermicompost
  • Method of vermicomposting
  • Which organic materials to use and which to avoid
  • What to do to avoid vermin and odours
  • The various models of vermicomposters
  • The biology of vermicompost and earthworms
  • Methods for harvesting earthworms
  • Harvesting, sieving and using mature vermicompost
  • Recipe for carbon litter and how to make such a litter box


Starting in April


The Maison de l’environnement is located at 673, 1re Avenue in Verdun (basement of Borough Hall).

Please note: To reserve your place, you must pay the charges for the worms at Maison de l’environnement.

The Maison de l’environnement is open:

Monday & Tuesday : 9 a.m. – noon
Wednesday : noon – 7 p.m.
Thursday : noon - 5 p.m. 
Friday : Closed

Other availabilities upon request.

Don't hesitate to contact us by phone, at 514 765-VERT (8378), or by e-mail, at (, or drop by and see us.

Come get equipped to better manage your waste and therefore do a good deed to preserve the environment!