Recycling collection


Recyclable materials are collected on Friday every two weeks. When there is a change in the regular schedule due to a public holiday, a notice will be posted on our website and published in local newspapers.  

You should place your bin on the curbside in accordance with the following instructions:
  • Put it out after 8 p.m. on the day prior to collection or before 7 a.m. on the day itself.
  • The weight must not exceed 70 kg (150 lbs).
  • The cover must remain closed.
  • The bin’s handles and wheels must be facing the residence. There should be at least 50 cm of clearance so that the bin can be lifted.
  • Do not place anything on top of the bin.
To obtain one or more 360 litre wheeled recycling bins or have one repaired, contact Services Brossard by email at or by telephone at 450-923-6311.


  • Flatten cartons or group them in a box.
  • Carton size must not exceed 1.5 m x 1.5 m (5' x 5').
  • Boxes must be unsoiled and free of other materials.
  • Surplus placed in recyclable transparent bags are accepted

Please note that the Matrec (Grande-Allée) and Marie-Victorin Eco-centres will accept surplus cardboard all year long. For more information, see the Eco-Centres table.               

Dwellings with nine or more units

Dwellings which have nine or more units, or which are part of an integrated project, may obtain 360 litre recycling bins supplied by the City. Under certain circumstances, the City may also rent out metal containers for use in recycling collection.


Handy Reference Chart for Recycling Collection

Recyclable materials:

Non-recyclable materials:
  • newspapers;
  • flyers;
  • magazines;
  • flat and corrugated cardboard;
  • brown paper bags;
  • books;
  • phone books;
  • writing paper;
  • glass or clear plastic jars and bottles;
  • food, soft drink and household cleaning product containers;
  • plastic or metal covers;
  • plastic wrap;
  • plastic bags;
  • tin cans;
  • aluminum containers;
  • soft drink cans;
  • aluminum foil and trays;
  • milk and juice cartons;
  • Tetra Pak and Hi-Pack containers.

  • any paper and cardboard soiled with food;
  • wax paper and cardboard;
  • carbon paper;
  • metallic gift wrapping paper;
  • toilet paper;
  • paper towels;
  • tissue paper;
  • paper and cardboard made of mixed materials (binders, padded envelopes);
  • mirrors and flat glass;
  • crystal;
  • pottery;
  • porcelain;
  • dishes;
  • light bulbs;
  • fluorescent tubes and neon lights;
  • toys;
  • pool covers;
  • hoses;
  • rubber;
  • polystyrene products;
  • laundry baskets;
  • paint and solvent containers;
  • aerosol cans;
  • tools;
  • piping;
  • galvanized sheets and chain link;
  • any items that do not fit inside the bin or weigh more than 5 lbs.