Food Scraps Collection (Brown Bin)
Pilot Project - Sector 4: Rue Melrose to rue Stephens
In June 2011, the Borough set up a pilot project to collect food scraps in
Sector 4, bounded by rue Melrose and rue Stephens, between boulevard
Champlain and boulevard LaSalle. The purpose of this specific
collection is to:
- cut down on the volume of household waste
- give this waste a new lease on life, as it will be used to produce compost
- protect the environment
The food scraps collection is carried out on Thursdays—the same day as the
garbage and recycling collections in this area.
Please note that this pilot project is being carried out on a voluntary basis
and is solely for buildings with eight dwelling units and less
in this area. Commercial establishments, institutions and buildings with nine
units and over are therefore not eligible to take part. Eventually, a food
scraps collection might be offered in other areas of the Borough or for other
categories of buildings; however, for the time being, no target dates have been
set in this regard.
To take part in this collection, residents must order a 47-litre brown bin
and a 7-litre kitchen bin, either by clicking on the link below or by phoning
311. Bins will be delivered within a reasonable amount of time; the orders are
processed on a gradual basis, as they are received. As soon as residents obtain
their bins, they may start taking part in the food scraps collection.
Order your bins online
Information and Compostable Bags
At the same time as their bins, residents will receive a kit consisting of
the following items:
*To obtain additional bags, residents may phone 311 or La Maison de
l’environnement at 514 765-VERT (8378), to find out where they can buy
What materials are and aren't accepted
The list of what materials are and aren't accepted in the food scraps
collection may be found in the document: "Food Scraps Collection – Sector 4 –
Rue Melrose to Stephens" mentionned above or in the 311 database file (in French)
on this topic.
Thursdays—the same day as the garbage and recycling collections in this
Time and location
Between 10 p.m. the day before and 8 a.m. the day of the collection
Brown bins must be placed at the outer limits of the property, next to the
sidewalk, or in the driveway, facing the house.
Broken or stolen bin?
To obtain a new bin, please phone the Bureau Accès Verdun at
Additional information on this collection may be found in the 311 database file (in French) on
this topic, or by contacting La Maison de l'environnement at 514 765-VERT (8378)
or by phoning 311.