Reduce your ecological footprint

Reduce, reuse, recycle and compost


Canadians generate a lot of waste. According to Waste reduction week Canada , on average, every Canadian will generate 720 kg (1,587 lbs.) of waste that goes to landfill. This is equal weight to a full-grown female giraffe. To do your part, try these 30 ways to reduce your waste. And why not participate in Waste reduction week? It starts on the third Monday of October every year.


The goal of reuse is to keep using items as long as they have a function or value. See Donatable items, to find organizations that will collect your items to make them available to groups and individuals who will reuse them.

Recycle, compost and properly dispose of electronics

Thanks to our recycling and composting programs, and to the management of electronic waste and polystyrene (plastic #6), we divert residual material away from landfills.

Find out what you can place in your recycling and brown bins, how to dispose of electronic waste, and how to line your kitchen collector with newspapers and keep your brown bin clean.

The City also supports residents who want to get started with home composting by making composters available at a reduced price.

In October of every year, to encourage residents to put leaf and yard waste at the curb, the City of Côte Saint-Luc offers five free compostable bags to every household. Residents can contact [email protected] or 514-485-6800 for information.