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By-law concerning collection services (16-049)

Food waste (raw, cooked or spoiled, including shells and bones)

Only the following type of food waste may be disposed of in the brown bin:

Organic materials that can be recycled through composting to produce compost or energy:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, poultry, fish and seafood
  • Dairy products
  • Grain products such as breads, cakes, cereals, pasta, rice, etc.
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and shells
  • Coffee beans, grounds and filters
  • Tea and herbal tea bags
  • Soiled paper and cardboard (newspapers, facial tissues, paper towels, pizza boxes, napkins, French fry containers, paper muffin moulds, bags, etc.)
  • Dust
  • Waste containing oils, vegetable fat, sauces and dressings
  • Cooled untreated wood ash
  • Toothpicks
  • Pet food
  • Hair, animal hairs and feathers

Containers

Containers for the collection of food waste remain city property.

These containers are linked to an occupancy unit and must not be used for any other unit.

The occupant of the unit must indicate their address in the space provided on the container supplied by the city.

The use of a container that is not in good condition, namely clean, leak-free and damage-free, that is dangerous to handle or that does not retain residual materials is prohibited.

Schedules

Collection service is provided according to schedules and sectors set by ordinance of the executive committee.

Containers and residual materials must be set out:

  • between 7 p.m. the evening before the collection and 7 a.m. the day of the collection, if it takes place before 7 p.m.;
  • between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. the day of the collection, if it takes place after 7 p.m.

After collection, containers and residual materials must be put away:

  • no later than 8 a.m. the day following the collection, if it takes place after 7 p.m.;
  • no later than 10 p.m. the day of the collection if it takes place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Location

All containers and residual materials from a same building must be gathered in one place, in a safe and orderly manner, and not be scattered.

Containers and residual materials must be placed next to the driveway, in front of the building, as close as possible to the public roadway.

In the absence of a driveway, containers and residual materials must be placed on the ground in front of the building, leaving the sidewalk clear.

If there is no free space on the ground in front of the building, containers and residual materials must be placed on the sidewalk in front of the building, next to the roadway.

If there is no sidewalk, containers and residual materials must be placed as close as possible to the public roadway.

Application of the by-law

Every officer or employee of the city responsible for applying this by-law is authorized to visit and inspect, at any reasonable hour, any movable or immovable property for the purposes of application of this by-law.

Penaties

Any person who contravenes any provision of by-law 16-049, or of an ordinance adopted under this by-law, commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $200 to $2,000.

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