Residences of 9 or more units :
Landlords of buildings with over 9 units are required to provide recycling for residents in rolling bins. This is MANDATORY .
The recycling system in a large residential building works with green rolling 360L bins. An éco-quartier urban environmental consultant will visit your building to assess the need and the accessibility of bins by residents and city workers.
They will then send this information to the City to then process an order for bins. The bins are completely free as well as any service offered by the éco-quartier.
The recycling pick-up is also free. This pick-up happens once a week, on either Wednesday or Tuesday depending on your location in the Peter-McGill municipal district. Please refer to our Collection Schedule page.
Recycling in residences of 9 or more units is also mix-recycling, so this means that you will not need to separate paper from plastics, metals and glass. A great way for tenants for manage their recycling is by offering small green reusable bags that are distributed here at the Éco-quartier Peter-McGill.
These bags are called " Recyclosacs " and are practical for carrying recycling from your apartment to the large green bins generally stored in the basement of the building.
Éco-quartier Peter-McGill is able to supply posters and pamphlets to better educate staff and residents on proper recycling techniques.
Please call the éco-quartier to make an appointment or to order additional bins.
Residences of 8 units or less :
In the Ville-Marie Borough, a free curbside recycling service is provided to all residences and it is now MANDATORY to participate.
In the Peter-McGill municipal district, the recycling pick-up takes place once a week, either on Wednesday morning if you are living North of René-Lévesque, or Tuesday morning if you are living South of René-Lévesque.
Please refer to our Collection Schedule page for further details.
Why don’t we use green bins here ?
As of May 1st 2007, the Ville-Marie Borough has begun a pilot project that replaces the individual green box with transparent recycling bags. The bags are only for those who would normally use a small 64 litre-or-less green box. During the first year of the pilot project, the bags are given free at the éco-quartiers of the Ville-Marie Borough.
No garbage or organic material should be placed in transparent recycling bags as the recycling collection will not pick them up and garbage collection will not pick up transparent bags even if they are filled with garbage. The small 64-litre residential green boxes should not be used, but can be kept and used as containers for storing recycling in your house.
These transparent bags are distributed for free in the 3 éco-quartiers of the Ville-Marie borough, as well as at any of the Accès Montréal offices. Please refer to the Recycling Bag Distribution section for details. You may also purchase transparent bags from your local grocery store for recycling.
No sorting is necessary in the transparent bags ; paper, glass, metal and plastics can all be thrown-in together. It is very important to properly rinse containers to avoid odours and to not soil paper recycling, which will diminish its quality and value on the market.
The éco-quartier is able to supply posters and pamphlets to better educate staff and residents on proper recycling techniques.