New black bins coming

From June to August 2021, nearly 3,000 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..

What to expect

The black bins will be delivered to the front of each home, along with a bag containing an information package. Please note the materials may arrive during the week or weekend between 7am and 8pm.


The new black bin can be emptied into the garbage truck using a lift, so workers are no longer directly exposed to the contents of household waste containers and no longer have to repeatedly lift heavy loads. The collection is therefore faster and safer. The waste materials are in a closed container and out of sight. Finally, the wheels will make it easier to place the black bin at the curb.


The City will provide homes with a 240L black bin.

Recommended for homes with 5+ members


How to downsize

If the 240L black bin is too large, you can request a 120L black bin instead. To do so, complete this form by April 17, 2021. We’ll put the bins on display at City Hall and the Aquatic and Community Centre so you can see how big they are.

Will it be possible to use the black bin as soon as it is delivered to a residence?

Yes, you can use your new black bin right away.

Will the city continue to collect black bins every week?

Yes, for now the City intends to maintain the once-a-week schedule. However, the City is studying the possibility to moving to a once-every two-weeks schedule. But no decision has been made.

If I already have a similar black bin with wheels and a lid, can I continue to use it?

It depends. Not all bins can be raised by the lift mechanism on the truck. Please submit a photo
of the bin using this webform
or call 514-485-6868 ext. 3106 to arrange a visit. If your bin is conforming, we will add a sticker to it, and you will receive a $50 credit from the City to cover the $50 fee paid on your property tax bill.

I own a duplex. How many bins do I get?

Duplex owners will receive two bins, in other words a bin for the upstairs address and a bin for the downstairs address.

What should I do with my old household waste bin?

We will be announcing a date when you can place old bins at the curb to be taken away. However, we encourage residents to clean their existing bin and re-use it to store items in the garage.

If I have excess garbage, can I leave it in bags next to the black bin?

No, you cannot place garbage bags on the side, as the City will not collect them. Estimates show that about 80 percent of household waste is either recyclable (blue bin) or compostable (brown bin). Only 20 percent is residual waste (black bin). Remember, if you need a larger blue bin or brown bin, the City will exchange it for free.

What goes in the black bin?

The black bin should be used only for waste that cannot be reused, recycled, or composted. In general, this is solid, non-hazardous waste that can’t be recycled or composted and is not accepted by organizations whose mission is to give a second life to certain objects.

What should I do with bulky waste?

Bulky waste should continue to placed at the curb on Wednesdays. See the list of accepted bulky
waste items at

Where do I place my black bin for the collection?

On collection day, be sure to place your black bin at the curb, and at least 1 metre away from other bins, cars or other objects. Do not place your bin on the sidewalk or street. Make sure the wheels are facing towards the house. Make sure the lid is fully closed.

For more information,
call 514-485-6868 ext. 3106
or e-mail [email protected].