Residual material collections
Collections Dates and Timeline
|Pick Up Date
|Spring's Collection: one time pick-up only, starting Tuesday, May 22, at 7 a.m.
|Fall's Collection: 1st: one time pick-up only, starting Monday, November 12, at 7 a.m.
2nd: one time pick-up only, starting Monday, November 26, at 7 a.m.
No deposit site is planned in Saint-Lazare. The first collection of 2018 will take place on Tuesday, May 22, starting at 7 a.m. Ecological options exist for your leaves, discover them at the bottom of this page.
Your compostable (only) paper bags or garbage MUST be the side of the road before 7 a.m., and maximum 7 days before the collection.
We thank you in advance for your comprehension
Instructions for the collect
- Your residence must be located in the urban perimeter or La Sucrerie domain (see the map).
- Only leaves, pine needles and green waste (garden waste) will be collected;
- Leaves can be deposit in compostable paper bags or in bulk in a garbage bin (open lid);
- No registration required
- No fees - it's free
- PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP;
- Bags must be protected from the weather until the day of collection;
- Paper bags are available in most home centres and hardware stores;
- Residents must obtain bags of approximately 110 litres/35 gallons (Size: 16 in. x 12 in. x 35 in.)
- Branches, logs, overweight (more than 50 pounds) or torn bags are not accepted and will not be collected.
| Leaving your leaves on the ground IS THE ECOLOGICAL solution. To keep the soil nutrient-rich and generate healthier plants, composting leaves and grass clippings directly on the ground.
- Residual autumn leaves should be shredded with the lawn mower and left on the ground, which will save you hours of hard work. The cost of a mulching blade is around $20.
- In wooded areas, leaves must be left on the ground.
- If the layer of leaves is too thick for the lawn mower, gather your surplus leaves and leave them in the undergrowth or place them in a specially made wire mesh container where they will decompose naturally.
- Reserve large quantities of dead leaves for your backyard composter.
- Ideally, pine needles should be left under pine trees. They can also be used as mulch for acid-loving plants or be added in small quantity to your backyard composter.
- Leaves and garden waste that are composted and reused in your garden can help keep trees and plants healthy at no cost without producing greenhouse gas emissions.
- Watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3zTCb2W-8k
The role of trees and leaves
Dead leaves, locally produced by our trees!
A unique forest cover, a low-cost health insurance
A large forest cover such as ours has many advantages. Among other things, the trees:
- serve as an air purifier, reducing atmospheric pollutants (carbon, ozone, sulfur dioxide and others)
- improve air quality by producing oxygen
- improve water quality by absorbing contaminants
- reduce the effects of climate changes by storing carbon
- help reduce soil erosion
- help save energy by protecting against the sun and the wind (less hot in the summer, less cold in the winter)
- reduce the pressure on municipal infrastructures by absorbing water through their leaves and roots, thereby reducing pollutants in the ground water
- reduce evaporation from the ground
- provide green corridors for the movement of fauna
- are a source of well-being and tranquillity
Moreover, the trees also ensure self-sufficiency and simplicity: trees feed themselves, enriching the soil with their dead leaves when fall comes!
Green residues – key partners in protection of the environment
Dead leaves (and other green residues) play a crucial role in enriching, renewing and structuring the soil. They also play a role in the health of the threes and the fauna and flora they shelter. They provide a bed, an important habitat for the invertebrates that take part in germination, protect micro-fauna (insects, mushrooms, bacteria), provide healthy competition and balance, and serve as a “larder” for birds and small animals.
If you want to submit comments to the town concerning the new approach for collecting green residues, please do so using the on-line request system
Step 2, in the Complaint Detail section, in Request Category, choose Residual Material Collection.
Type of request will be : Leaves.
You can also leave a message on the voice mailbox at 450 424-8000, ext. 348.