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Food Waste

Starting Monday May 7, 2018, a new weekly food waste collectionwill be carried out at buildings with 8 housing units or less andlocated in the Red sector.

Sector concerned and schedule

Carte des collectes

The food waste collection will be phased in, in all the Borough's sectors, as follows:

  • Blue sector: since May 2016
  • Yellow sector: since May 2017
  • Red sector: starting May 7, 2018
  • Green sector: starting May 2019

How to take part

Here are the steps to follow, to take part in the food waste collection:

  • Place the small bin in your kitchen and your brown bin outside, to avoid odours.
  • Place a compostable bag in your kitchen bin and place your food waste inside it.
  • Transfer the full, well-closed or well-tied, compostable bags from the kitchen bin into the brown bin.
  • On the day of the food waste collection (Tuesdays), place the brown bin on your property, along the edge of the sidewalk, without obstructing it, between 9 p.m. the day before and 7 a.m. the morning of the collection.

You do not have to use compostable bags. Instead, you may wrap food waste in newspaper.

Information :
Éco-quartier LaSalle
514 367-6000, ext. 6500

What's accepted

Raw or cooked food waste:

  • Table scraps
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, with bones and fat
  • Fish, with bones
  • Seafood
  • Eggs and shells
  • Pasta, bread and cereals
  • Desserts and sweets  
  • Solid milk products (cheese, butter and yogurt)
  • Coffee grains as well as regular tea and herb tea grains and tea bags

Soiled paper and cardboard waste:

  • Facial tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Paper napkins
  • Paper tablecloths
  • Soiled food wrappers
  • Pizza or chicken boxes

What's not accepted

  • Recyclable materials
  • Garden waste
  • Chewing gum
  • Liquids (soup, milk, juice, coffee, etc.)
  • Diapers and sanitary napkins or pads
  • Vacuum cleaner dust
  • Styrofoam
  • Metal
  • Cigarette and cigar butts and ashes
  • Animal litter
  • Hazardous household waste, such as paint and motor oil
  • Garbage to be disposed of in the household waste bag

Why take part?

On average, food waste accounts for 27% of the household waste found in Montrealers' garbage bags. By taking part in the food waste collection, you will be making it possible to divert these waste materials from the waste disposal sites.