Waste pickup rules and information

Waste not collected? Report it to our team.

The earliest you can place your items at the curb

You can start placing closed-lid bins at the curb at 10 pm the night before the collection. You can place bulky waste as of noon the day before.

The latest you can place your items at the curb

Place your items at the curb by 7 am.

The latest you can leave your bins at the curb

Return your bins to your garage (or not more than three feet / 1 metre from your home) by midnight on the day of the collection.

Townhouses, apartments, condos, and institutions

For those townhouses that currently take part in curbside organic waste collection, they follow the same schedule as single family homes and duplexes. For all other multi-family complexes and institutions, garbage collection is on Mondays and Thursdays, recycling collection remains on Tuesdays and bulky waste collection is on Wednesdays.

How to get a blue bin or brown bin

You can request a blue bin/brown bin in person at the Public Works Department, 7001 Mackle Rd., or by calling 514-485-6868, weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm. For blue bins, single family home owners and duplex owners will be asked to pay a one-time fee of $50 to receive their blue bin. Duplex owners will be able to receive a second bin free of charge.

If your blue or brown bin is damaged, you can get a new one free of charge.

Black bin

From June to August 2021, more than 4,000 wheeled black bins will be distributed throughout Côte Saint-Luc to residents of single-family homes, duplexes, and some townhouses. These black bins will replace the existing mix of household waste bins. See Garbage for more information.

How to place your bins at the curb

Receptacles must be placed at the edge of your driveway, not on the street or sidewalk, with the wheels facing your home and the logo facing the street. All material must be placed inside the receptacle (not beside), and the lid must be properly closed. Keep your bin at least 1 metre away from other objects such as your car or retaining wall.

Maximum allowed

See Garbage, Bulky waste, Organic waste and Recycables to find out more about the maximum allowed.

If your waste was not collected

Mistakes happen, but before contacting Public Works, please make sure you followed the collection instructions. Did you place it at the curb after the truck passed by or all the bins on your street still full? Was the lid open (instead of closed)? Was there something in your bin that shouldn’t have been there?

If all instructions were followed, report the situation to Public Works: