How to use the bin
On collection day
- The bin must be placed outside after 8 p.m. the eve of the collection day
or before 7 a.m. on collection day.
- The bin must be put away within the 12 hours following collection.
- The bin must be placed on the property (on the driveway) as close to the
sidewalk as possible.
- It is forbidden to place bins on sidewalks, roads or bicycle paths.
- The wheels must be pointing towards the house.
- Do not put anything on top of or around the bin.
- Recyclable materials must be contained in the bin so that the cover is
- When more than one bin is put out for collection, a minimum space of 30 cm
must be maintained between the bins.
- At all times, you must leave a minimum of one metre of free space around
- Avoid putting the bin in front of a place where a car might park.
Owners and occupants must store their recycling bins in the building side
yard or back yard, or in the garage. If there is no side yard, back yard or
garage, the bins can be stored in the front yard near the building (an
evaluation by the Environment Section is necessary in order to authorize the
storage in the front yard).
In the event of a snow storm
During heavy snowfalls, if your bin only contains a few bags, it is
preferable that you wait until the next collection day. If you absolutely need
to empty your bin, place it in your cleared garage entrance in order for it to
be accessible to the truck. Once the bin has been emptied, it must be returned
to the property so it does not impede snow-removal operations. Make sure your
bin is never left in the street or on the sidewalk.