IMAGE - Compostage
Composter (domestic backyard)
The explanations provided here are intended to facilitate the understanding of the financial assistanceand do not replace the legal definitions of the policy. In the event of differences of interpretation, the text of the original policy prevails.
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Le composteur domestique est un excellent moyen de valoriser vos matières résiduelles compostables, de réduire votre production de gaz à effets de serre, de réduire votre empreinte et de profiter de votre compost pour enrichir votre sol et vos plantes.

The Town offers:

  • Un remboursement maximal de 50 $
  • Pour l'acquisition ou la construction d'un composteur.
  • Must be:
    • a resident
    • an authorised institution (CPE, daycare or educational establishment located in Saint-Lazare)
  • Proof of residence or, in the case of an authorised establishment, proof of operation in that building at that address
  • Proof of payment
  • A photograph of the composter properly installed at the address of application and functional
  • Installation of the device complies with municipal regulations
  • Can be replaced in case of breakage, if the previous owner left with the installation, the address in question did not benefit from a financial support
To submit a request
  • Complete an online application *
  • Join required documents (scanned)
  • NO LATER than 12 months after the date of acquisition on the receipt.


* Online request
  • Under Type of  request, type "Composter (refund)."
  • Under Description, simply type refund request
  • Attach:
    • The original invoice and
    • A photograph of the device duly installed 

Payment of the financial assistance:

  • A refund cheque is issued within 90 days of submitting an application.
  • The City reserves the right to verify compliance with eligibility requirements prior to payment


  • Planning and Environment Desk at 450-424-8000 ext. 252 or email.

Materials accepted

Materials accepted in your household compost bin  

Humid or green matter


  • Fruits and vegetables: raw, cooked or rotten, including peels and pits
  • Garden waste
  • Cut grass (grass-cycling remains a better option)
  • Algae
  • Egg shells
  • Plants or bouquets (including soil)  

Dry or brown



  • Dead leaves, straw, hay
  • Shredded branches
  • Sawdust
  • Peanut shells
  • Coffee, tea, herbal tea (with filters or pouches, no staples)
  • Pasta, bread, rice (no sauce or oil)
  • Napkins
  • Newspaper (avoid coloured ink)

Materials to avoid

  • Meat, fish, oil, dairy products  
  • Bones, hair, fur (too long to compost)
  • Diseased plants, weed seeds and invasive plants  
  • Animal or human excrement
  • Poison ivy
  • Ashes

All matter contaminated with dangerous products or pesticides  

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Last updated: 06/20/2019
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