Household waste

Electronic waste should be thought of as a resource for producing other equipment, rather than as garbage. ICT, information and communications technology equipment, is not picked up in normal garbage collections.

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Here is the list of materials accepted:

Dry materials

  •  Ceramics
  • Construction and demolition residues

Wood 

  •   Construction and demolition wood
  • Treated wood
  • Tree branches
  • Plywood
  • Melamine
  • Particleboard
  • Tree stumps and trunks
  •  Logs
  • Roots

Rocks/concrete

  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Cement
  • Gypsum
  • Metal tubs
  • Metal chimney
  • Air conditioners and dehumidifiers
  • Household appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers freezers, stoves) 
  • Metal pool filters
  • Rims
  • Metal pool walls
  • Empty paint cans
  • Hot water tanks
  • Snow blowers (without the gas or oil tank)
  • Sheet metal
  • Lawnmowers (without the gas or oil tank)
  • Pipes
  • Other metals

Non-ferrous metals

  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Lead
  • Zinc
  • Tires
  • Rimless car and motorcycle tires

Materials that are not accepted

  • Asphalt
  • Shingles 
  • Mineral wool
  • Rubble
  • Plaster residues
  • Furniture
  • Palettes
  • Rocks & Stones
  • Sand
  • Aggregate
  • Crushed stone
  • Animal carcasses
  • Biomedical waste
  • Fireworks, ammunition and illegal substances (drugs, etc.)
  • Contaminated soil
  • Automobile hulks

The bulk material disposal site located at Public Works is available only to residents with proof of residency. Five free uses per civic address are permitted each year. After that, the following fees apply:

  • Car $15 per trip
  • Van $40 per trip
  • Pick-up truck minimum $40 on estimate
  • Dump truck under 5 tons minimum $60 on estimate
  • 1 axle trailer minimum $80 on estimate
  • 2 axle trailer minimum $100 on estimate

You can recycle your Christmas tree as of  mid-January. Remove all lights and decorations, including tinsel, and leave your tree at Public Works, 300 Beaurepaire or at one of the park chalets listed. Also, remember to include wrapping paper (except for metallic paper and ribbons) with recyclables collected on usual recycling day.

Location of park chalets:

  • Beacon Hill, 100 Harwood
  • Briarwood, 50 Willowbrook
  • Christmas Memorial, 424 Beaconsfield
  • Drummond, 200 Beaurepaire
  • Heights, 225 Evergreen
  • Rockhill, 540 Beaurepaire
  • Shannon, 340 Preston
  • Windermere, 303 Sherbrooke