If you don’t yet have access to the municipal food waste collection, there are still ways to participate in properly managing your food waste!

Community composting

We manage community composting sites throughout Côte-des-Neiges, which offer the opportunity to get involved in reducing the amount of garbage you generate by composting collectively with your neighbours.

To begin using one of our sites, please get in touch with us by email, phone, or in person. We will send you all of the necessary information to get started.

We encourage all participants to share in the proper maintenance of each composter. The final compost output is provided free of charge for use by all participants.


Our currently active sites include:

  • Jean-Brillant Park (near the corner of Swail and Gatineau)
  • Ridgewood Avenue (in the island at the end of the street)
  • Mahatma-Gandhi Park (near the corner of Hudson and Van Horne)
  • Darlington Place (near the corner of Darlington Avenue and Darlington Place)
  • Mackenzie-King Park (near the corner of Côte-Ste-Catherine and Beaucourt)
  • Nelson-Mandela Park (on Westbury, halfway between Barclay and Vézina)

Backyard composting

If you have space available on your property, you can also create your own compost! You can either create a basic compost pile or purchase (or build!) a compost bin or box. Pre-built compost bins/boxes are available at most hardware stores.