Bins

Please keep in mind that the bins provided by the city of Montréal are a public resource and are the property of the city. They must not be modified, painted or used for any other purpose. They must also remain at your address if you move. It is recommended that your address be clearly indicated on your bin.

Recycling (green bins)

Residents

If you live in a building with 3 units or less (including duplexes and single family homes), you may use either a large 360L green wheeled bin or a small grey “bac montréalais” bin, depending on the volume of recyclable materials your household produces.

  • To obtain or replace a large 360L green wheeled bin, please contact the city of Montréal by calling 311.
  • To obtain the smaller grey “bac montréalais” bin, please visit our office with a recent proof of address. If you are replacing an existing damaged bin, please bring your old thoroughly cleaned bin to our office so that we may dispose of it properly

Residential building owners/property managers/superintendents, public institutions and organisations

If you manage or own a building with 4 or more units (such as an apartment building) or are a public institution or non-profit organisation, please contact us to start the process to obtain a new green wheeled bin, or to repair or replace an existing one.

Businesses

The borough offers a free collection service for up to 3 360L wheeled bins, once a week. Above that, a private collection service contract would need to be arranged.

Food waste collection (brown bins)

Residents

If you live in a building with 8 units or less, you have access to a 47 L brown bin to participate in the municipal collection.

  • If your brown bin is damaged, but the damage is present only on the cover, it may be repairable. Please get in touch with us by phone or by email, preferably attaching a photo of the damage present on your bin, we will determine if the bin is repairable or not
  • To obtain a new brown bin, please visit our office with a recent proof of address. If you are replacing an existing damaged bin, please bring your old thoroughly cleaned bin to our office so that we may dispose of it properly

Residential building owners/property managers/superintendents, businesses, and institutions

If you manage or own a building with 9 or more units (such as an apartment building), a business, or are employed by an institution, please contact us to start the process to obtain a new 240L wheeled brown bin or 47L brown bin, or to repair or replace an existing one.