Did you know that Quebec residents discard an average 341 kg per year of waste that ends up in Greater Montreal dumps? Our garbage containers are still 44% full of organic and compostable substances. Proper waste management has a significant impact on protecting the environment and on your taxes. This section discusses appropriate disposal of waste and products and services that the city offers. Learn to identify and manage compostable, recyclable and hazardous materials.

 

Over 7,900 tonnes of waste is generated by Beaconsfield residents each year. About 20% of this amount is recycled and reused. The rest is dumped. Everyone should make an effort to divert as much waste (recyclable substances, green waste and compost, hazardous household waste and bulky objects) as possible to reuse and away from dumping. Beaconsfield offers a number of ways to help you do so:

  • Used grease and oil containers.
  • Electronic waste and bulky objects.
  • Pick-up schedules and locations.
  • Recyclable materials.
  • Reuse.
  • Hazardous household waste.
  • Green waste and composting.
  1. RECYC-QUÉBEC, 2009. Rapport de Synthèse "caractérisation des matières résiduelles du secteur résidentiel et des lieux publics au Québec 2006-2009"
  2. In 2010, the 19,194 residents of Beaconsfield produced 7,934 tonnes of rubbish and 550 tonnes of debris from renovation and construction.  The average amount of waste per resident is 442 kg/year, 30% more than the national average.