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Collections (Residual material)

Notice of non-compliance - Leaf collection

Notice of non-compliance - Leaf collection
Notice of non-compliance - Leaf collection To participate in a collection, residents must comply with the conditions of participation.
Notices of non-compliance are distributed.
Here are some of the reasons why your bags might not have been picked up:
  • Leaves bagged in plastic bags
  • Bag (s) too heavy (more than 22.5 kg / 50 lb)
  • Bag (s) torn
  • Bag (s) containing one or more of the following residues:
    • Branches
    • Bricks
    • Gravel
    • Crushed stones
    • Sand
    • Stumps
    • Soil
    • Any other waste (plastic, strings, etc.)
Reminder of the instructions to follow:
  • Only the following green residues are accepted: leaves, pine needles and cones, garden or indoor plants, hedge cuttings without branches
  • Only compostable paper bags can be used
  • The weight of each bag should not exceed 22.5 kg / 50 lbs
  • Bags should not be torn
We rely on your cooperation to respect accepted materials and participation guidelines.

Important reminders
  • Farmers value your leaves, it’s not up to them to sort your waste!
  • Employees collecting your bags must lift thousands of bags at each collection – respect the weight
  • The City provides financial assistance to purchase mulching blades, and push lawn mowers and backyard composters, – find out more.
Visit ville.saint‑lazare.qc.ca/en/collectes. For materials accepted at ecocentres, visit www.tricentris.com/les-matieres.

Notice of non-compliance - Blue bin

Notice of non-compliance - Blue bin (recycling)
Avis de non-conformité - Bac bleu To participate in a collection, residents must comply with the conditions of participation.
Notices of non-compliance are distributed.

Here are some of the reasons why your blue bin might not have been emptied:

The blue bin is not a trash can.. Only cardboard, aluminum, glass and plastic containers ( with the recycling logo #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 only) and paper are accepted. During the next collection, we count on your cooperation not to throw inyour blue bin:
  • Dead animals
  • Synthetic (and natural) Christmas trees
  • Hoses or any other type of hoses
  • Cords, electric wires, Christmas lights or any other filiform object
  • Dirty diapers
  • Waste and waste bags
  • Electronic equipment
  • Animal feces and litter
  • Toys
  • Construction and renovation materials
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Medicines and biomedical waste
  • Organic matter (wood, branches, grass, leaves, flowers, plants, stumps, etc.)
  • Cigarette butts
  • Automotive parts, engines, etc.
  • Food residues
  • Yard waste (gravel, sand, rock, soil, etc.)
  • Pool liners, covers or any other type of tarp
  • Other (bin orientation, open lid, clearance around the bin, etc.)
For materials accepted in the blue bin, the black bin, the brown bin and other collections in Saint-Lazare,
visit ville.saint‑lazare.qc.ca/en/collectes. For materials accepted at ecocentres, visit www.tricentris.com/les-matieres.

Notice of non-compliance – Bulky items

*An awareness campaign flyer was sent by mail in order to advertise collection good habits.


To participate in the bulky item collection, residents must comply with the MANDATORY conditions of participation.

Notices of non-compliance are distributed.

Here are some of the reasons why your bulky items might not have been picked up:

  • The day of the collection in your sector:
  • The period during which you can place bulky items by the curb, either:
    • No later than 7 a.m. on the day of the collection
    • At the earliest at 7 p.m. the evening before the collection
  • The location where to place your bulky items. They must not be:
    • On the street for road safety reasons (visibility, danger of collision at night)
    • On snow banks (to prevent them from being buried in snow and ice or to be plowed by winter equipment)

You should place your items in your private entrance (on the left side when facing your home), 5 feet (1.5 m) from the street

Materials accepted from this collection at the landfill site:
(household appliances (remove doors or secure with tape to prevent access to a child or pet), furniture, mattresses, carpets, patio furniture, equipment / appliances emptied of their contents (without gas, propane tank, oil, water, gas, sand, etc.).
So PLEASE choose ecocentres for all these materials!

 

List of materials not accepted (not considered bulky items)

  • Reminder: a 2nd bin is no longer accepted since February 2020 (only 1 official municipal black bin (with the town’s logo) is emptied during this collection in your sector)
  • Appliances / equipment filled with gas, propane, oil, water, sand, etc.
  • Bags and boxes of branches
  • Bags of leaves, grass, garden residues etc.
  • Bags of waste
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Construction and renovation waste
  • Hazardous household waste (paint, spray cans, etc.)
  • Tires
  • Wood pallets

Thank you for complying, you could be issued a ticket.

For materials accepted in the blue bin, the black bin, the brown bin and other collections in Saint-Lazare, visit www.ville.saint-lazare.qc.ca/en/collectes. For materials accepted at ecocentres, visit www.tricentris.com/les-matieres.

Batteries and cell phones

Batteries and cell phones
Appel à RecyclerMD recovers certain types of batteries and cellular phones at the following locations:
  • Saint-Lazare Town Hall (Reception desk – 1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)
  • Public Library (Reception desk – 1275 Rue du Bois)
  • Municipal Workshops (Reception desk - 1875 Avenue Bédard)
Single-use and dry batteries accepted
  • Rechargeable batteries weighing 5 kg or less
    • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
    • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
    • Small batteries sealed with acid lead (PPSPA)
    • Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH)
    • Nickel Zinc (Ni-ZN)
    • Examples: batteries in power tools, laptops, cellular phones, cameras, two-way radios (walkie-talkie), biomedical equipment
  • Non-rechargeable – or single-use up to 11 lbs per battery
    • Alkaline/single-use (AA, AAA, 9V, 1.5V, 6V etc.)
    • Primary lithium
    • Examples: used in remote controls, unlocking systems, watches, pacemakers, hearing aids, toys, etc.
Cellular phones accepted:
  • All kinds
Batteries not accepted at municipal buildings
  • Automotive, motorcycle and similar type batteries, of the same size or larger
  • You can drop off these batteries
    • At the retailer where they were purchased
    • To an ecocentre that accepts them (see Ecocentres section)
Information

Bins (delivery, damage, positioning)

Bins (delivery, damage, positioning)

Distribution and delivery

The City distributes and delivers, at no charge, 4 bins at the addresses of new constructions: Bacs
  • A 240-litre black bin (garbage)
  • A 360-litre blue bin (recycling)
  • An 80-litre brown bin (food residues only) or larger depending on the number of dwellings
  • A kitchen counter bin for the brown bin
  • These bins, delivered at no charge, remain the Town’s property and cannot be taken with you when you move
  • Homeowners may purchase a 2nd recycling (blue) bin
Instructions for collections in a bin
  • Lid must be CLOSED
  • A clearance of 2 feet (or 0.61 m) around the bin must be provided to accommodate the mechanical arm
  • Brown bin latch must be open
  • Handle and wheels of the bin must be facing your home
  • Place the bin in your private entrance (on the left side when facing your home), 5 feet (1.5 m) from the street (this position will prevent your bin from being overturned by snow removal trucks when they plow the street. Your bin will lean on the snow bank)
Broken bins
  • A bin placed outside of your private entrance risk being damaged
  • The snow-removal teams often drive in difficult conditions and with reduced visibility (due to the height of the cabin and blowing snow)
  • One of your bins is damaged? Place it on the list of bins to be repaired (instructions will be sent to you)
Repair
The bins are repaired on site, in your private entrance, approximately every 2 weeks:
  • Black bins (garbage) are repaired by by a company mandated by the City
  • Blue bins (recycling) are repaired by a company mandated by the MRC
  • Brown bins (food residues) are repaired by by a company mandated by the City
  • NB: depending on the number of broken bins reported, repairs may extend for more than a day
  • A bin which has too much damage could be replaced
  • After receiving your online repair request (you are encouraged to add a photo of the damages), the City will contact you to let you know when your bin will be repaired. The black and blue bins will have to be emptied completely. The brown bin will have to be emptied completely AND rinsed.
Purchase of a bin
  • The purchase and use of a 2nd recycling bin (blue) is possible
  • The purchase and payment of this 2nd bin is made at the reception counter of City Hall (1960 Chemin Sainte‑Angélique)
  • The 2nd bin is delivered by the city at no charge

Bins – materials frozen to the bottom?

Rain, snow and cold don’t mix well with the liquid, wet or rinsed materials in your bin. If material has frozen and remained stuck to the bottom of your bin during collection, please be aware that the truck driver is not responsible for dislodging it. In order to thaw the contents of your bin:

  • Place it in a heated area (your garage or basement, or your bathtub in the case of the brown bin) for a few hours to give the contents time to thaw
  • Rinse it out using warm soapy water (in your garage or your bathtub for the brown bin) (this can also help dislodge materials stuck to the bottom of the bin)
  • Let the bin dry completely
  • Once the bin is completely empty and dry:
    • Brown and blue bins: place cardboard at the bottom of the bin or line it with newspaper. This will help absorb humidity/liquid from food residues (brown bin) or from recyclable materials that have been rinsed out (blue bin).
    • Brown bin: in your counter bin or 80 L bin, alternate wet/liquid food residues with layers of newspaper, used tissue paper or used paper towels (as long as there are no chemicals), or place them in a plastic container stored in the freezer, wrap them up in a newspaper ball or place them in a compostable paper bag until the day of collection
    • Black bin: avoid placing non-recyclable or non-compostable materials that have been rinsed or are wet, soiled or humid at the bottom of your bin—specifically diapers and packaging—and place them on top of other materials instead.  
  • If you keep your bin in the garage, take it out the morning of the collection day (before 7 a.m.) in order to reduce the amount of time it is exposed to the cold.
If water seeps into your brown or blue bin because of damage, fill out the online request form to have it repaired free of charge, making sure to indicate the serial number found on the side of the bin.


Information

Black bin (ultimate waste)

Black bin (ultimate waste)
Collection by sector Expected / known dates Frequency
  • One (1) collection per sector every other Wednesday, year-round
  • One 240-litre black bin (garbage) provided by the Town
Map of collections by sector
See the section titled “map of collections by sector”. Roads and arteries that delimit the sectors are part of the EAST sector: Rue du Bordelais, Place de l’Harmonie, Place du Chantelys, Croissant de Neufchatel and Montée Saint‑Robert.

Frequently asked questions
To avoid odours and insects during hot weather, follow instructions provided in the “Frequently Asked Questions” document.

MANDATORY requirements to participate in this collection
  • Respect materials accepted in this collection
  • One 240-litre black bin (garbage) provided by the Town
  • Lid must be CLOSED
  • A clearance of 2 feet (or 0.61 m) around the bin must be provided to accommodate the mechanical arm
  • Handle and wheels of the bin must be facing your home
  • Place the bin Place the bin in your private entrance (on the left side when facing your home), 5 feet (1.5 m) from the street
    (this position will prevent your bin from being overturned by snow removal trucks when they plow the street. Your bin will lean on the snow bank):
    • No later than 7 a.m. on the Wednesday of the collection
    • And starting at 7 p.m. the evening before the collection
Ultimate waste accepted
  • Ultimate waste that cannot be recovered, recycled, valorized at home, in a collection offered by the city or in an ecocentre
Materials not accepted in the black bin
  • All materials that can be recovered, recycled, valorized (leaves, branches, sand, gravel, grass, food residues, recyclables, hazardous household waste, construction materials, etc.)
  • All waste left next to the bin (garbage bags, leaf bags, items, objects, boxes) unless it is a bulky item left on the day they are accepted (see the “bulky items” section)
Occasional surplus of household wastes (diapers also) that are accepted in the black bin
  • Compliant household garbage bags can be brought at no cost at:
    • The municipal workshops at no charge (in the town container):
    • From Monday to Friday during business hours
    • Resident ID Card required
    • NB: bags may be open by employees to ensure the content is compliant
    • Bulky items are not accepted (see ecocentres)
Information

Blue bin (recyclables)

Blue bin (recyclables)
Place your binExpected / known dates Frequency
  • One (1) collection per week
  • On Tuesdays starting at 7 a.m.
MANDATORY requirements to participate in this collection
  • Respect materials accepted in this collection
  • One or two blue bins (240 or 360 litres) fitted with a European grip:
    • The one provided and belonging to the City
    • A 2nd bin purchased by the resident (based on weekly needs) – see the “bin” section
  • Lids must be CLOSED
  • A clearance of 2 feet (or 0.61 m) around the bins must be provided to accommodate the mechanical arm
  • Handle and wheels of the bin must be facing your home
  • Place the bin or bins in your private entrance (on the left side when facing your home), 5 feet (1.5 m) from the street
    (this position will prevent your bin from being overturned by snow removal trucks when they plow the street. Your bin will lean on the snow bank):
    • No later than 7 a.m. on the Wednesday of the collection
    • And starting at 7 p.m. the evening before the collection
Materials not accepted in the blue bin
  • All recyclable materials placed next to the bin (items, objects, cardboard)
    unless a special collection is announced such as cardboard collection (usually in January and July) – see the “Cardboard” section
  • Discard all plastic containers identified by recycling symbol #6, those without numbers and all those without recycling symbols
  • All string / rope shaped objects that get stuck in the sorting centre equipment and must force the interruption of the conveyors (hoses, ropes, electrical wires, Christmas lights, etc. must go to the ecocentres)
  • And other not accepted such artificial fir trees, soiled diapers, hazardous products, household waste, construction materials, green residues!
Accepted materials Bac bleu To facilitate and optimize the manual sorting done
by employees at the sorting center and not damage the equipment:
  • Rinse all containers (this also reduces flies in your blue bin)
  • Include only unsoiled (or lightly soiled) and non-waxed paper and cardboard
  • Place shredded paper in a clear plastic bag
  • Place plastic bags and plastic wrap in a clear bag
  • Empty the contents of the “Publisac” directly into the bin (instead of leaving flyers in the bag)
  • Bundle metal hangers together
  • For all other materials, drop them unsorted directly in the bin
Occasional surplus of cardboard
Occasional surplus of cardboard can be brought to:
  • The municipal workshops at no charge (in the town container):
  • Or placed at the curb during the MRC’s special cardboard collection (usually in January and July) see the “Cardboard” section.
Information

Branches

Branches
Expected / known dates
  • Fall 2020 collection: completed
  • Spring 2021 collection: starting on Monday, April 19th, 2021
  • Fall 2021 collection: starting on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
  • See the “collections’ calendar” section
  • Branches are NOT ACCEPTED at ecocentres
Special branch collection (none planned)

Following the January 15, 2021 snowstorm, the City confirms it will not be conducting any special branch collection, mainly because of:

  • The snow volume and ice
  • The difficulty for both residents and employees to properly retrieve broken branches
  • The likelihood of other branches being broken during the winter season

The City therefore asks residents to wait until Monday, April 19, 2021, when the next collection is scheduled to begin.

In the meantime, only branches on or off the roadway will be picked up for security reasons.


Frequency

Two (2) regular collections per year, at no charge and without registration:
  • Spring: usually in April-May
  • Fall: usually in October
  • 1 city tour per collection
  • Each collection will:
    • Take about 4 to 5 weeks
    • May take longer if municipal employees are required for emergency work (e.g. water breaks etc.) or snow removal
  • Dates and reminder announced in the Town newsletter
Special collection
Any special collection organized as a result of special circumstances (ice storm, microbursts) is announced through the Town newsletter.

MANDATORY conditions to participate in this collection
  • Respect materials accepted in this collection and their disposition
  • Are only collected if:
    • The pile of branches does not exceed 15 m long (49 feet) x 3 m deep (10 feet) x 1.5 m high (5 feet)
    • The bigger ends (diameters) of the branches are all placed facing the street
    • The diameter of the branches does not exceed 25 cm (maximum) (9 inches)
    • The branches are by the curb:
      • No later than 7 a.m. on the day the city tour begins
      • And AT THE EARLIEST 7 days prior to the start date announced
  • Are not collected:
    • Branches containing debris and waste (e.g. stones, metal pieces)
    • Logs
    • Roots
    • Stumps
Information

Brown bin (food residues)

Brown bin (food residues only)
Bac brun Expected / known dates Frequency
  • One (1) collection per week:
    • Mondays for the «East» sector
    • Thursdays for the «West» sector
    • See the section titled “map of collections by sector”
Map of collections by sector
See the section titled “map of collections by sector”.
Roads and arteries that delimit the sectors are part of the EAST sector: Rue du Bordelais, Place de l’Harmonie, Place du Chantelys, Croissant de Neufchatel and Montée Saint-Robert.

Frequently asked questions
To avoid odours and insects in hot weather, follow the instructions in the “Frequently Asked Questions” document.



MANDATORY requirements to participate in this collection
  • Respect materials accepted in this collection
  • One 80-litre brown bin (or larger depending on the type and number of dwellings) provided by the Town
  • Latch open (unlocked) on the day of the collection
  • Lid must be CLOSED
  • Handle and wheels of the bin must be facing your home
  • A clearance of 2 feet (or 0.61 m) around the bin must be provided to accommodate the mechanical arm
  • Place the bin in your private entrance (on the left side when facing your home), 5 feet (1.5 m) from the street (this position will prevent your bin from being overturned by snow removal trucks when they plow the street. Your bin will lean on the snow bank):
    • No later than 7 a.m. on the Wednesday of the collection
    • And starting at 7 p.m. the evening before the collection
Occasional surplus of food residues
  • The occasional surplus of food residues in a paper bag can be brought at no cost at:
    • The municipal workshops (in the town container):
    • From Monday to Friday during business hours
    • Resident ID Card required
    • NB: bags may be open by employees to ensure the content is compliant
WHY are plastic bags not picked up?
  • No matter what kind of plastic whether organic, compostable, oxodegradable or vegetal, Eco-friendly plastic bags are rejected for several reasons, including:
    • The complexity of the different types of bags available on the market
    • The high risk of contaminating the compost and having to throw it out during processing
    • Increased operating and handling costs
    • The inability of sorting centre staff to distinguish compostable plastic from non‑compostable plastics
Accepted materials
Liquid foods
  • Liquid food in small quantities that can be absorbed by other waste
Hair, fur, feathers
  • All
Fruits and vegetables
  • Rotten, cooked or uncooked
Cakes, snack foods, sweets
  • Cakes, candies, sweets and confectionary products, chips, etc. (except for chewing gum)
Oils, fats
  • Vegetable oil, mayonnaise, salad dressing, etc.
Pet food
  • Dry or wet
Paper, cardboard, sanitary paper products
  • Dirty or not, no staples or other metal, no plastic containers, unwaxed and that has not been in contact with chemical products (cleaning products, motor oil, paint, etc.)
  • Paper plates
  • Popsicle sticks or toothpicks
  • Pizza boxes
  • Cold ashes (extinguished for 7 days) (cigarette ashes are not accepted)
  • Coffee filters and coffee grounds (filtered grounds, ground coffee)
  • Paper towels
  • Facial tissues (Kleenex®)
  • Tea bags
  • Paper wrappers
  • Paper bags, lined with compostable cellulose film or not
  • Paper napkins
Dairy and grains
  • Cereal, grains, bread, pasta, rice, bagels, flour, sugar, milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.
Meat, fish and substitutes
  • Meat, fish, poultry, seafood (including seafood shells—but no sea shells), egg shells, tofu, bones, nuts, scales

Refused materials*
Animals and animal excrement
  • Animal excrements and litter
  • Dead animal or parts of dead animals (ex: deer heads, deer paws, dead hens)
Wood
  • Bark, wood chips, wood dust, branches, etc.
Wax
  • Candles, etc.
Synthetic fibres and rejected paper and cardboard
  • Any paper with metal pins, or plastified or waxed
  • Cork stoppers
  • Contaminated with chemicals (cleaning products, motor oil, paint, etc.)
  • Diapers, sanitary towels and tampons
  • Ear picks (cotton swab)
  • Lint (lint dryer) and dryer sheets
  • Wet wipes
  • Composite materials (multilayered with cardboard, aluminum and plastic inside, e.g. Tetra Pak®)
  • Cigarette butts
  • Construction waste
  • Vacuum bags and their contents
  • Dental floss
  • Make-up remover pads
Recyclable material
  • Plastics, glass, metals, textiles, synthetic fibres (except paper and paperboard for packaging food residues)
Medication and biomedical waste
  • All types of medication and biomedical wastes are forbidden
Metal
  • All metal
Cigarette butt
  • Cigarette butt
Plastic and compostable plastic bags
  • Packaging, plastic film, 
  • Plastic bags (regulards, biodegradables, compostables, oxodegradables or vegetal) 
  • Compostable ustensiles and dishes
Hazardeous househodl waste
  • Oil, paint, pesticides, gazoline, batteries, treated/painted/tinted wood
Garden and other green residues
  • Dead leaves
  • Grass
  • Herbs
  • Flowers
  • Plants
  • Branches
  • Rock, gravel, stones, stand, earth, top soil
Styrofoam
  • Packing, isolation material, etc.
Glass
  • Although it seems obvious that the glass does not go into the brown bin, the glass proves to be the most problematic contaminant in the composting centers since it is impossible to remove the small fragments of the mature compost.
*Any other material not intended for human or animal consumption

Information

Bulky items

Bulky items

Before you put a bulky item by the curb and send it off to the landfill:
  1. Choose to return it or to have it picked up by the retailer (in the case of the delivery of a new purchase) since you have already paid (more often than not) an environmental fee (eco-fee) for them to dispose of it responsibly (appliances, furniture, televisions, etc.)
  2. If this is not possible, then chose one of the 4 ecocentres we finance as taxpayers – visit the “ecocentres” website
  3. If you do not drive or do not have a vehicle that allows you to use an ecocentre: ask a neighbour? a family member? A friend?
  4. Before going to an ecocentre:
    • Verify:
      • Hours of operation (hours vary from centre to centre and season to season)
      • Accepted materials (different at each ecocentre)
    • Bring your photo and address ID
Collections’ calendar
See the “collections’ calendar” section.

Map of collections by sector
See the section titled “map of collections by sector”.
Roads and arteries that delimit the sectors are part of the EAST sector: Rue du Bordelais, Place de l’Harmonie, Place du Chantelys, Croissant de Neufchatel and Montée Saint-Robert.

Frequency
  • One (1) per month
  • On the 1ts collection of the month in your sector (east or west)

MANDATORY conditions to participate in this collection
  • Respect the day of the collection in your sector (east or west)
  • Respect materials that are accepted in this collection and their disposition
  • Place your bulky items in your private entrance (on the left side when facing your home), 5 feet (1.5 m) from the street
  • Not on the street for road safety reasons (visibility, danger of collision at night)
  • Not on a snow bank (to prevent them from being buried in snow and ice or to be plowed by winter equipment):
    • No later than 7 a.m. on the Wednesday of the collection
    • At the earliest at 7 p.m. the evening before the collection
Bulky items accepted
  • Materials accepted at the landfill site (household appliances (remove doors or secure with tape to prevent access to a child or pet), furniture, mattresses, carpets, patio furniture, equipment / appliances emptied of their contents (without gas, propane tank, oil, water, gas, sand, etc.). So PLEASE choose ecocentres for all these materials!
Materials not accepted (not considered bulky items)
  • COMING SOON - will no longer be accepted:
    • Electronic products
    • Home appliances and air conditioning equipment
    • Alternative solutions will be suggested
  • Reminder: a 2nd bin is no longer accepted since February 2020 (only 1 official municipal black bin (with the town’s logo) is emptied during this collection in your sector)
  • Appliances / equipment filled with gas, propane, oil, water, sand, etc.
  • Bags and boxes of branches
  • Bags of leaves, grass, garden residues etc.
  • Bags of waste
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Construction and renovation waste
  • Hazardous household waste (paint, spray cans, etc.)
  • Tires
  • Wood pallets
Information

Cardboard (surplus and special collections)

Cardboard (special collections twice a year and surplus during the year)
Frequency
The MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges organizes 2 special collections per year, generally in:
  • January (schedule varies depending on the holiday schedule). Tuesday, January 5th, 2021, starting at 7 a.m.
  • July (moving period). Tuesday, July 6th, 2021, starting at 7 a.m.
  • Dates announced by the MRC and publicized by the Town through the newsletter
MANDATORY requirements to participate in those 2 special collections:
  • Respect materials accepted in this collection and their disposition
  • Boxes must be:
    • Disassembled
    • Stacked together
    • Placed in a single box or tied together using string or clear tape
    • Placed beside the blue bin if the special collections are on the same day as the recycling pick-up
Occasional surplus of cardboard, in a reasonable domestic quantity, the rest of the year


Outside these 2 special collections per year, your occasional surplus of cardboard can be brought at no cost at :

  • One of the 4 ecocentres  (especially if you have large quantities) or
  • The municipal workshops located at 1875 Avenue Bédard (in the Town's blue bins) as long as it respects the conditions described above (i.e. disassembled, stacked, and in one box or taped or tied together):
    Information

    Christmas trees

    Christmas trees
    Expected / known date Frequency
    One (1) single collection per year in January:
    • Generally, starts the 2nd Monday of January
    • One single round of pick-ups throughout the town
    • Collection lasts:
      • Over a 3-week period
      • May take longer if municipal employees are mobilised to remove snow (after snowstorms) or if the weather conditions complicate the pick-up (freezing rain, etc.)
    • The pick-up start date is reminded to residents in the Town’s newsletter
    MANDATORY requirements to participate in this collection
    • Respect materials accepted in this collection
    • Place the Christmas tree in your private entrance (on the left side when facing your home), 5 feet (1.5 m) from the street (not on a snow bank because it ends up being covered in snow, trapped in ice or buried by the snow plow and may not be visible)
    • Before 7 a.m. on the day the single tour starts
    The following trees will NOT be collected
    • Trees trapped in snow or ice (because they delay the collection)
    • Trees placed in a bag (fabric, plastic or other)
    • Trees with decorations, with a base, a support or a stand
    • Synthetic trees

    How the Town uses wood chips

    The Town makes wood chips from your natural Christmas trees. In fact, the trees we pick up are shredded into mulch and can be used by the Town’s employees in parks, flower beds and around trees, specifically to: 

    • Insulate plant roots from summer heat and winter cold 
    • Keep the soil moist
    • Enrich the soil as it decomposes 
    • Protect the soil from erosion and compaction
    • Improve the look
    • Create boundaries in certain areas
    • Reduce and slow the germination of undesirable weeds 
    • Note we are unable to use this mulch on our recreational trails as it is not suitable for this application.

    The mulch is also available to the public at Parc Saint-Robert (along the parking lot on Montée Saint-Robert).

    Unused mulch turns into compost that is used by the Town for planting, repairing lawns or supplementing the soil at the base of existing plants.


    Information

    Clothing

    Clothing
    • Clothes are not accepted in the blue bin
    • If your clothes are in good condition, choose re-employment:
      • In a local organization – visit the “Local Waste Pickers” section
      • Several collection sites are available in purchasing centres
      • Vaudreuil ecocentre accepts clothing (for re-employment)
    • Some organizations shred clothing for reuse (stuffing, etc.)

    Collections by sector (map) – Brown and black bins

    Collections by sector (map) – Brown and black bins
    Collections by sector (map)

    Collections by sector (map) – leaves


    Collections by sector (map) - leaves

    Collections’ calendar

    Collection calendar
    Please note that the English version of the calendar was updated on Monday, January 4th, 2021. You can find it below.
    PDF Download the 2021 calendar in PDF format
    (a magnetic hard copy (French) has been sent to all residences around mid-December 2020)

    Community treasure hunt

    Community treasure hunt
    Expected / Known dates Frequency
    Two (2) community treasure hunts per year, at no charge (registration required) in:
    • April: generally, the Saturday before Earth Day (April 22) or on Earth Day if it falls on a Saturday
    • October: generally, the second to last Saturday in October
    • From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Principle: allow residents or even recyclers to collect your used items in good condition by the curb for free. An excellent way to recycle your items and even to encourage local economy since residents and recyclers can collect your materials for free, recycle them and even sell them!
    Chasse au trésor communautaire How it works
    • Gather up your used items in good condition
    • Register for the treasure hunt to ensure your address is included on the treasure hunt map
    • The map of participating addresses is published on the Town’s Web site the day before the treasure hunt
    • Place your items by the curb from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the specified Saturday
    • Items that have not found a taker can be valorized differently. See the “Local Recyclers” section.
    Information

    Composting in your backyard

    Composting in your backyard
    Valorizing residues at home, remains the best option.
    The Town encourages people who already make their own compost not to change their GREAT habits but to take advantage of:
    • The brown bin to put the materials that are not recommended in your backyard composter
    For those interested in composting at home, take advantage of the:
    • Financial assistance from the city for the purchase or the construction of a backyard composter.
    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 matter
    • 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
    Financial assistance
    • The Town provides a refund for the purchase or the construction of a compost bin. Visit the financial assistance section

    Construction and excavation material

    Construction and excavation materials
    Construction and excavation materials are not accepted in:
    • Bins
    • Nor are they considered bulky items
    1. You must bring them yourself to one of the ecocentres – visit the ecocentres section
    2. If you do not drive or have a vehicle that allows you to use an ecocentre:
      • Ask a neighbour, family member or friend
      • Rent a container from a rental company
    3. Before going to an ecocentre:
      • Verify:
        • Hours of operation (varies from centre to centre and season to season)
        • accepted materials (different at each ecocentre)
      • Bring your photo and address ID

    Diapers

    Diapers
    The occasional surplus of soiled diapers can be brought: Financial assistance forth cloth diapers
    The Town covers part of the cost for the purchase of: Information
    • Municipal workshops (public works counter – 1875 Avenue Bédard)
    • 450-424-8000, extension 250

    Ecocentres

    Ecocentres
    Ecocentres Before using one of the 4 ecocentres in the MRC network:
    1. Choose to return it or to have it picked up by the retailer (in the case of the delivery of a new purchase) since you have already paid (more often than not) an environmental fee (eco-fee) for them to dispose of it responsibly (appliances, furniture, televisions, etc.)
    2. If this is not possible, then chose one of the 4 ecocentres we finance as taxpayers
    3. Before going to an ecocentre:
      • Verify:
        • Hours of operation (hours vary from centre to centre and season to season)
        • Accepted materials (different at each ecocentre)
      • Bring your photo and address ID
    Information

    Financial assistance (environment)

    Financial assistance (environment)
    Take advantage of the financial assistance offered by the city for the following purchases:
    • Trees
    • Rainwater barrel
    • Backyard composter (purchased or built)
    • Washable cotton diapers for children
    • Mulching blades for lawnmowers
    • Low flow toilets
    • Eco-friendly lawnmower (by hand)
    • Drinking water conservation kit
    Visit the financial assistance section

    Frequently asked questions (brown and black bin)

    Frequently asked questions (brown and black bin)
    Do you have questions, concerns about the brown bin and the black bin?
    Consult the “Frequently Asked Questions” document and get answers to your questions:
    • The proliferation of worms
    • What to do in hot weather
    • The challenges of frozen foods stuck to the walls of the bin during winter
    • How to reduce odours
    • Why plastic bags are not accepted (regardless the type)
    • Etc.
    Information
    • Environment department: 450-424-8000, extension 348

    Garage sales

    General Info

    Garage sales
    Consult the list and map of the participating addresses.

    Expected / known date

    Calendar 2021
     
    Only periods of authorized garage sales
    (maximum 3 consecutive days
    no permit required)
    Registration period to advertise free1
    on the Web (See online registration tool below)
    Date of publication2 of the list and map of participating addresses (and items for sale) on the website of the city
    May 22-23-24, 2021
    May 14 to May 18, 2021 (noon) 
    Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7 p.m. 
    June 4-5-6-7, 2021
    May 28 to June 1, 2021 (noon) 
    Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 7 p.m. 
    September 4-5-6, 2021
    August 27 to 31, 2021 (noon)
    Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 7 p.m. 
    September 17-18-19-20, 2021 
    September 10 to 14, 2021 (noon) 
    Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7 p.m. 


    1 Residents can take advantage of a garage sale advertisement at no charge on the Town’s website. The registration deadline varies with each weekend. Considering the work needed to produce the map and list of participating addresses, the Town cannot guarantee your address will be publicised if you do not respect the deadlines.

    2 No changes will be made to the list or the map of participating addresses once they are published. Should you have to cancel your garage sale after the publication of the map and list, you will have to post a sign to that effect on your property, on the scheduled days of your sale, in order to inform any customer who shows up at your address.

    Map and list of participating addresses
    • Starting on the date of publication show in the table above:
    • View the list of participating addresses HERE (see the publication dates above)
    • Click on the map
    Frequency
    • Four (4) time per year / Maximum of 3 consecutive days

      May Victoria Day weekend
      (3 days maximum: Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
      June Weekend of the 1st Saturday of June
      (3 days maximum: Saturday, Sunday and Monday or Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
      September Labor Day weekend
      (3 days maximum: Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
      September Weekend of the 3rd Saturday of September
      (3 days maximum: Saturday, Sunday and Monday or Friday, Saturday and Sunday)


       
    • Outside these periods, garage sales are not permitted.

    • Dates are reminded in the Town newsletter
    Permit
    • No permit required
    Signs
    • No directional signs are authorized on the territory
    • Only one (1) sign:
      • May be installed at the address where the sale is taking place
      • May be installed only 48 hours prior to the sale taking place
      • Must be removed immediately after the sale is over
      • Must not obstruct visibility for pedestrians or motorists, or town traffic signs
    Online registration
    1. No changes are possible once the list and the map of participating addresses have been published. Should you have to cancel your garage sale after the publication, of the map and list, you will have to post a sign to that effect on your property, on the scheduled days of your sale, in order to inform any customer who shows up at your address.
    2. Step 1: follow this link
    3. Step 2, in the request detail section:
      • Type of request: type Garage sale (Communication, media and publications)
      • In the application description box, provide:
        1) the dates of your sale
        2) a brief description of the items you are selling.


    Need help?
    Call 450- 424-8000, ext. 257 during office hours, or leave us a message!

    Grass (clippings)

    Grass (clippings)
    Grass clippings:
    • Are not accepted in any of the bins
    Financial assistance to valorize your grass
    Take advantage of the financial assistance offered by the city for the following purchases:
    • Domestic Composter
    • Mulching blades for lawnmowers
    • Eco-friendly lawnmower (by hand)
    • Visit the financial assistance section
    By leaving grass clippings on the ground after mowing, you:
    • Allow nutrients ($0) to return to the soil and eliminate the need for fertilizer ($0)
    • Conserve moisture and eliminate watering ($0)
    • By using a mulching blade, you reduce the size of the grass clippings, which speeds decomposition for a faster profit!
    Ground cover plants Information
    • Environment department: 450-424-8000, extension 348

    Hazardous household wastes (HHW)

    Hazardous household wastes (HHW)
    Never throw hazardous materials in a municipal collection – it’s dangerous!
    • Garbage collectors in Saint-Lazare were seriously injured by hazardous materials concealed in the bins 
    • Employees at sorting centres have also been injured
    Dangerous products can: 
    • Cause an explosion from being compressed in garbage trucks, and
    • Create fires and fumes.

    Examples of flammable products include:

    • Car batteries as well as all other types of batteries
    • Furniture wax
    • Fondue fuel
    • Rubbing alcohol
    • Nail polish remover
    • Nail polish
    • Solvent-based glue
    • Ammunition
    • Alkyd paint
    • Solvents
    • Varnish
    • Aerosols
    • Antifreeze
    • Motor oil
    Ecocentres Before you bring a household hazardous waste to the ecocentre:
    1. Try returning it to the retailer since you have already paid (more often than not) an environmental fee (eco-fee) for them to dispose of it responsibly
    2. If this is not possible, then chose one of the 4 ecocentres we finance as taxpayers – visit the “ecocentres” section
    3. If you do not drive or do not have a vehicle that allows you to use an ecocentre: ask a neighbour? a family member? A friend?
    4. Before going to an ecocentre:
      • Verify:
        • Hours of operation (varies from centre to centre and season to season)
        • accepted materials (different at each ecocentre)
      • Bring your photo and address ID
    Information

    Illegal dumping of leaves, needles and branches

    Illegal dumping of leaves, needles and branches
    Disposing of leaves, needles and branches on someone else’s property, whether a private or public property, is not an ecological gesture but an offence under the nuisance by-law. If you take the time to pick up your needles, leaves and branches, it’s because they bother you and you want to get rid of them! So don’t dump them on someone else’s land to become a nuisance to others! If you take the time to pick up your green residues, take the time to dispose of them legally and do it in compliance with the by-law!

    Real ecological options are available to you:
    • Shred your leaves with the mower

    • Compost them in a backyard composter

    • Receive financial support for green solutions

    • Participate in one of the leaf and branch collections

    • View green options

    • Use a private company to shred your branches.
    Be aware that if the offender does not clean up the public area (like a central island, a right-of-way or servitude), within 24 hours, the municipality is authorized to clean it up and send the offender the bill!

    Door hanger English version:

    Leaves, needles and other green residues

    Leaves, needles and other green residues
    Expected / Known dates

    Spring collection in 2021 :
    • Starts Tuesday May 25, 2021 for residents in the interior sector
    • Starts Monday, May 31, 20201 for residents in the exterior sector
    Fall collections in 2021 :
    • Starts Monday, October 25, 2021 for residents in the interior sector
    • Starts Monday, November 1, 2021 for residents in the exterior sector
    • Starts Monday, November 8, 2021 for residents in the interior sector
    • Starts Monday, November 15, 2021 for residents in the exterior sector
    See map of the sectors.

    Illegal dumping of leaves and needles

    If you take the time to pick up your needles and leaves, it’s because they bother you and you want to get rid of them! So don’t dump them on someone else’s land to become a nuisance to others! Disposing of leaves, needles on someone else’s property, whether a private or public propertyis not an ecological gesture but an offence under the nuisance by-law.

    Leaf blowers are noisy

    Leaf blowers are noisy and annoying when used for long periods of time. Try to use them efficiently at reasonable hours to ensure your neighbors don't go crazy! 

    Alternative solutions

    • Shred them with the mower
    • Compost them
    • View green options
    • Receive financial support for green solutions
    • Leaves are NOT ACCEPTED in ecocentres
    Frequency of leaf collections
    Leaf collections are free (no registration required) and take place:
    • In the spring (around the end of May)
    • In the fall (around mid-November)
    • One single round of pick-ups throughout the town
    • Each collection takes approximately one week (delays may occur if we unexpectedly get early snow)
    • The pick-up start date is reminded to residents using the Town’s newsletter
    • It is possible the contractor collects bags before the start date to get ahead (if so, they will come back again)
    MANDATORY requirements to participate in this collection
    • Respect materials that are accepted in this collection (see list below)
    • Your residence must be located in the interior or exterior sectors shown on the map.
    • Your bags must be compostable paper bags ONLY of approximately 110 litres (35 gallons) (Size: 16 in. x 12 in. x 35 in.) – plastic bags will not be picked up
    • Residues are accepted in reusable containers (bins or garbage can)  
    • Each bag no heavier than 50 pounds
    • Your bags must be in a good enough condition for personnel to lift them up
    • You must place your bags in your private entrance or in the Town’s right-of-way (not on the street)
      • No later than 7 a.m. on the day the pick-up begins in your sector
      • And AT THE EARLIEST 7 days prior to the start date announced
    Protecting bags from elements
    • Protect your bags from the weather until the day of the collection
    Materials accepted
    • Leaves
    • Pine needles and cones
    • Garden and house plants
    • Hedge clippings without the branches
    Materials not accepted
    • Branches
    • Bricks
    • Crushed stones
    • Gravel
    • Sand
    • Soil
    • Stumps
    • Any other garbage (plastic, rope, etc.)
    • Farmers are the ones who recover your leaves, thank you for not having them sort your waste!
    WHY are some bags not picked up?
    • PLASTIC BAGS (no matter what kind of plastic whether organic, compostable, oxodegradable or vegetal). Why? Eco-friendly plastic bags are rejected for a number of reasons, including the fact that it is farmers who value your leaves! They don’t have the manpower to empty your bags. Paper bags compost/shred easily and do not require handling.
    • HEAVY BAGS (over 50 lbs).Why? Collection employees often have to lift more than 50 bags per address (sometimes 200 bags just at one address!). Do the math… for 7,500 addresses—That’s over 375,000 bags
    • TORN BAGS.Why? We understand that collection continues over several days/weeks and that you cannot protect your bags 100%. But employees cannot lift torn bags without emptying the contents on your property. If your bags have not yet been picked up and you notice that some of them are torn, please transfer the leaves in a new compostable paper bag
    • BAGS CONTAINING sand, gravel, bricks, plastic, garbage, stumps, branches.Why? Because:
      • Farmers value your leaves.
      • It’s not up to farmers to sort your waste!
      • Soil, sand and gravel, stumps add weight to the bag, tear them up and do not compost in fields. Be courteous to those who value your materials!
    Green residues are key partners in the 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 trees, the fauna and flora they shelter. They:
    • Provide a bedding
    • Create 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
    Valorizing green residues at home remains the best option

    Keeping what “matters” at home –Leafcycling and grasscycling
    Mow your leaves The best fertilizer for any plant is its own leaves. By frequently mowing dead leaves on the ground, you:
    • Allow the minerals to enrich the soil ($0)
    • Improve the resistance of trees/plants to disease and destructive pests
    • Help trees/plants grow and stay strong
    • Promote the activity of organisms in the soil
    • Video: learn to compost/leaf cycle
    Keep grass clippings on the ground By leaving grass clippings on the ground after mowing, you:
    • Allow nutrients ($0) to return to the soil and eliminate the need for fertilizer ($0)
    • Retain humidity and eliminate the need for watering ($0)
    • By using a mulching blade, you reduce the size of the grass clippings, which speeds decomposition for a faster profit!
    Ground cover
    Financial assistance The Town covers part of the cost for the purchase of:
    • Mulching blades
    • An eco-friendly (by hand) lawn mower
    • Or the construction of a backyard composter
    See the financial assistance section


    Information

    Practical guide to collections

    Guide to collections (practical guide to) 
    All you need to know about collections:
    • Collection of food residues
    • Collection of recyclable materials
    • Collection of leaves and green residues
    • Collection of branches
    • Collection of Christmas trees
    • Special cardboard collection (MRC)
    • Community treasure hunt
    • Domestic composting (backyard)
    • Ecocentres
    • Collection of ultimate residues
    Information
    • Environment department: 450-424-8000, extension 348

    Recyclers (local)

    Recyclers (local)
    Many organizations, companies and scrap dealers collect and reuse.

    Search tools are available to help you valorize your materials near you if you don’t find a buyer or a taker:

    Stones (crushed), sand, gravel (abrasives)

    Stones (crushed), sand, gravel (abrasives)
    Abrasives
    Owners inconvenienced by the mixture of abrasives (sand, crushed stone) that help secure roads during winter are invited to:
    • Collect them in boxes
    • Bring them to the Vaudreuil ecocentre where they are accepted
    Crushed stones and abrasives are not accepted in:
    • Compostable paper bags during the leaf collection
    • Bins
    • Nor are they considered bulky items
    Out of respect for farmers who recover your leaf bags:
    Please do not have them sort your waste by dumping your gravel, sand and other waste!

    Out of respect for employees who lift your paper bags:
    In addition, it is important to remember that each leaf bag cannot weigh more than 50 lbs. Collection employees often have to lift more than 50 bags per property (sometimes 200 bags at a single address!). Do the math for 7,500 addresses…. That’s over 350,000 leaf bags!

    Town containers (access containers at no charge)

    Town containers (access containers at no charge)
    Occasional surplus of:
    • Cardboard in a reasonable domestic quantity (disassembled boxes, stacked together placed in a single box or tied together using string or clear tape). Large quantities must be brought at an ecocentre.
    • Compliant household waste (ultimate, residues, soiled diapers, etc.)
    Can be brought:
    • At the municipal workshops (municipal containers / blue bins)
    • Monday to Friday during business hours
    • Citizen card required
    • NB: bags may be open by employees to ensure the content is compliant
    Materials not accepted in the municipal containers
    • All materials that can be recovered, recycled, valorized (food residues, recyclable materials, leaves, branches, grass (opaque bags hiding materials that are not accepted can be verified))
    • All materials accepted at ecocentres (household hazardous waste, construction materials, etc.)
    Information
    • Municipal workshops (public works counter – 1875 Avenue Bédard)
    • 450-424-8000, extension 250

    Ultimate waste (materials to avoid)

    Ultimate waste (residues to avoid that end-up in landfill and oceans)
    Ultimate residues are residues that cannot be recovered in one of the collections offered, at least for the time being, either in Quebec or in the region, for example in the brown, blue and other recovery collections or ecocentres. These residues end-up in landfills and oceans!

    To further reduce your environmental footprint:
    • Avoid single-use, non-recyclable or non-recoverable items (individual packaging, straws, etc.)
    • Look for alternatives (e.g., washable diapers, reusable sanitary napkins made of cotton, reusable cotton swabs, bulk purchases to avoid non-recyclable plastics, etc.)
    Ultimate black bin residues
    Examples of ultimate waste
    • Cat litter
    • Chewing gum
    • Cigarette butts
    • Corks
    • Cotton swabs
    • Lint (dryer lint), dryer sheets, disposable sweeper sheets/pads
    • No. 6 plastic containers - NEW now accepted at the ecocentre
    • Containers with no recylcing logo or a logo with no numbers
    • Plastic wrap
    • Porcelain
    • Sanitary napkins and tampons
    • Soiled diapers
    • Styrofoam - NEW now accepted at the ecocentre
    • Vacuum cleaner bags and their contents
    • Wax
    • etc.

    Wood chips (mulch)

    Wood chips (or mulch)
    Wood chips or mulch
    • A quantity of mulch is made available to residents at no charge at Parc Saint-Robert (corner of Montée Saint-Robert and Chemin Lotbinière - at the far end of the parking)
    • The mulch comes from several tree species and may sometimes be acidic
    • For example, the Town uses those chips for municipal trails
    Information
    • Municipal workshops (public works counter – 1875 Avenue Bédard)
    • 450-424-8000, extension 250
    • Parc Saint-Robert

    Last updated: 11/24/2020
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