Would you like to reduce your ecological footprint, to do something for the environment? Nothing could be easier!
To encourage home composting, starting in April, the City will offer residents a free composter and kitchen catcher. This initiative is but one of the five pillars of Beaconsfield’s Waste Reduction Strategy.
To pick up items, proof of residency is required. Go to the bulk material depot behind Public Works, 300 Beaurepaire Drive. Residents who received a free composter in 2013 are not eligible.
Questions? Need advice?
For personalized service, contact one of our Master Composters at 514 428-4500 or compost@beaconsfield.ca

Do you want to reduce your ecological footprint, to do something for the environment?
Nothing could be easier!

The City of Beaconsfield subsidizes the purchase of composters and other environmentally-friendly equipment for residents. Get a composter for only $30 and a kitchen catcher for $7. Proof of residency is required.

To purchase the equipment:


It is prohibited to fell any tree located on private property within the territory of the Beaconsfield without having first obtained a permit for this purpose.

A certificate of authorization can be issued in the following circumstances:

  1. the tree is dead or has an irreversible disease;
  2. the tree is dangerous to the health or safety of citizens;
  3. the tree or the roots cause noticeable damage to the property;
  4. the tree impedes new construction or landscaping authorized under the zoning by-law;
  5. the tree impedes the growth of other surrounding trees as part of a grove;
  6. the tree must be felled to allow execution of municipal works.

Compost is a natural process through which organic material is converted into a soil-like product or humus. The process works with the help of micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi combined with air and moisture.

Compost is an important way to recycle and can be done at home. It is an easy way to reduce the amount of household garbage by about one third. As well, it produces a valuable soil amendment for use in gardening and landscaping.


Tree Planting Program

Trees contribute to the improvement of the microclimate and air quality, to the reduction of dust, carbon dioxide and urban pollution. The tree planting program favours the planting of trees in p arks, public grounds and roadsides.

As part of its annual plantation program, Beaconsfield offers to its residents the opportunity to request and obtain a tree free of charge, planted fronting their property, on the portion of land belonging to the City. As quantities are limited, we suggest registering your requests for plantation as soon as possible, by calling the Environment Inspector at Public Works at 514 428-4500 or by email at arbres_trees@beaconsfield.ca.

Except for certain proscribed species, the City of Beaconsfield is flexible in the choice of the plantations. A consultation with a city Environment Inspector will help you to make a wise choice for a tree adapted to your residential environment. Planting the good tree at the good place is essential to ensure its good development.

A catalogue with different available tree species is accessible on demand.