Organic waste collection in Lachine 
Organic waste collection
Organic waste collection
For more information:
514 634-7205
Raw, cooked, or spoiled food
• Fruits and vegetables, peels
• Nuts and shells
• Pasta, bread, cereal, rice
• Cookies, sweets, desserts
• Meat and poultry, bones
• Eggs and egg shells
• Fish and bones, seafood and shells
• Coffee and filters, tea and tea bags
• Pet food
• Spices, herbs

Soiled paper and cardboard
• Tissues, paper towels, napkins
• Paper tablecloths, paper dishes
• Soiled food packaging

Green waste
• Dead leaves, grass clippings, wood chips
• Garden waste, plants
• Conifer branches under 1 meter long and 5 cm in diameter
Note :
- The traditional green waste collection  isn't abolished: in fact, you can put your green waste in your new brown bin.
- Garbage collections will continue at the same frequency.
Things that CAN go in your brown bin
Recyclable materials
• Metal, plastic, paper, cardboard

Construction and renovation materials
• Paint and hazardous household waste
• Polystyrene and plastic wrapping
• Earth, rocks, sand
• Glass, crystal, porcelain, ceramics
• Non-vegetable oils and fat

Liquids (soup, milk, juice, coffee, etc.)
• Diapers and hygiene products
• Fabric, wood, cork, wax
• Hot ashes, cigarette butts
• Chewing gum
• Animal excrements and litter
• Batteries, biomedical waste

Deciduous tree waste
• Branches
• Tree stumps
• Deciduous tree trunks
Things that CANNOT go in your brown bin
Paper bags

Compostable paper bags are supplied for the first collection. Once your supplies run out, these bags are available for purchase in a number of local stores. You can also call 311 to find out where they can be purchased.

Instructions for use :
It's possible to share your rolling brown bin!

If you do not generate enough food waste on your own, you can share your rolling brown bin with a neighbour. The bins will be distributed according to the number of units per building. The goal is to share bins in multiple-unit buildings to optimize collection.

The capacity of your bin is determined according to the total number of housing units in each building.
Online form to change your brown bin

If your brown bin is too large or not large enough. You can ask for another one!

There are four sizes available: 47 L, 80 L, 120 L, and 240 L. To request a bin of another size, simply fill out the online form below. A member of the GRAME team will then communicate with you to validate your request. You can also make the request by phone: 514 634-7205.

Please expect a waiting period of up to 30 days before receiving a new rolling brown bin.
One unit
80 L
Two units
80 L + 47 L
Three units
80 L + 2 x 47 L
Four units
80 L + 3 x 47 L
Five units
2 x 120 L
Six units
2 x 120 L
Seven units
2 x 120 L
Eight units
2 x 120 L
First and last name
Phone number
Postal code
How  many units does your building have?
Which size is your current bin?
80 L
120 L
240 L
Which size would you prefer?
80 L
120 L
240 L
What is the reason for this change?
I don't have a brown bin
I don't want to receive brown bin right now
I would like to receive a countertop bin only
47 L
47 L
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Keep the countertop bin in your kitchen.
Line the bin with a paper bag, and place your food waste inside the bag.
When your the paper bag in the countertop bin is full, transfer the waste to the rolling brown bin.
On organic waste collection days (for both garden waste and food scraps), place the rolling brown bin on the curb in front of your house.
  (Height X Width X depth)
47 L
68 cm x 45 cm x 39 cm
80 L
86 cm x 33 cm x 33 cm
120 L
97 cm x 45 cm x 45 cm
240 L
107 cm x 55 cm x 55 cm
Countertop bin
23 cm x 30 cm x 20 cm
Countertop bin
Why? The industrial compost site where Lachine's organic waste is treated is not equipped to distinguish different types of plastic bags : compostable, biodegradable, biodegradable non-compostable or conventional.
By wrapping your organic waste in plastic, you risk contaminating the compost which is produced by your "green" gesture, and the waste in your bin might not be collected.
Please note that you can always put your organic waste directly in the brown bin or lay newsprint on the bottom and/or to wrap your waste.
Groupe de recherche appliquée en macroécologie (GRAME) - Éco-quartier Lachine in collaboration with the Lachine borough is introducing organic waste collection in your neighbourhood (including both food scraps and garden waste)!

The new collection programme schedule is as follows:

• Completed: East and West Lachine
• In process, Fall 2017: Saint-Pierre district

The new brown bins and countertop bins will be distributed door-to-door in October and can be put into use upon reception. The collection will be every week on Wednesday, all year long.
9 units and more - Pilot project

A new pilot project is in place to implement the collection of organic waste in apartment buildings with
9 units or more. Interested? Let us know :
514 634-7205
An information session, open to all, is provided to the public on Friday, October 20th at 6 pm at the Fernand-Laplaine Center.