Municipal waste and residual materials

Garbage collection

There are scheduled garbage pick-ups every two (2) weeks, on either Mondays or Tuesdays depending on the area where you live.

Sector 1: Monday
Sector 2: Tuesday

Recyclable materials collection

The collection of recyclable materials is done on a weekly basis, on either Thursdays or Fridays depending on the area where you live.

Sector 1: Thursday
Sector 2: Friday

Did you know that if you put non-recyclable materials in your blue bin these materials will spoil the entire collection which, in turn, will then be refused at the sorting site? Here is a list of materials that you can put in your rolling bin intended for the collection of recyclable materials:

Paper and boxes: All items made of paper and cardboard, which are clean, including milk, cream and juice containers

Plastic: Clean plastic containers and bottles with this symbol:

Metal: Food tins, drink cans, plates and aluminium foil

Glass: Clear or coloured bottles, jars and glass bowls

Recycling products accepted at the sorting center.pdf

Tricks of the trade: Rinse well and remove all corks before putting them in the bin. Please eliminate any traces of food and fats. It’s not necessary to remove the package labels from metal, plastic or glass.

All the recyclable materials should be put loose in the bin.

Non-recyclable materials: Dead leaves, lawn grass, branches, paper tissues, all-wipes and paper napkins, all soiled paper (oil, food, etc.), plastic without the recycling symbol, Styrofoam packaging, rubber, toys, resin chairs, swimming pool covers, sun shades, cereal bags, packaging from meat and cheese contaminated with fats or food, light bulbs, window panes, dishes, china, ceramic, broken window panes and glass, drinking straws, packaging and bows from gifts, photos and photo album pages, dryer softener sheets and binders with rings.


Compost collection

The collection of compostable materials takes place every two (2) weeks, on either Mondays or Tuesdays depending on the area where you live. Compost pick-up is temporarily interrupted in the winter months from December to March, inclusively.

Sector 1: Thursday
Sector 2: Friday

  • Benni
  • Bonneville
  • Bouchette – From 40 to 163
  • Chalmers
  • Cunningham
  • Dalhousie – From 45 to 83
  • Daniel-Galipeau
  • Francois Cleyn – From 8 to 108
  • Girard
  • Kelly
  • Lake – From 44 to 144
  • Lalonde
  • Picard
  • Poirier
  • Ridge
  • Ringuette
  • Saumier
  • Sommerville
  • Wellington
  • West
  • York
  • Anciens-Combattants
  • Arthur Pigeon
  • Baird
  • Bouchette – From 1 to 39
  • Brisebois
  • Cedar
  • Centre
  • Chateauguay
  • Church or Église
  • Churchill
  • Clyde
  • Dalhousie – The 2 only
  • Dixon
  • Docteur-Lefebvre
  • Elm
  • Fairview
  • Ferns
  • Fournier
  • Francois Cleyn – From 3 to 7
  • Garden
  • Glen View Crescent
  • Gregoire
  • Henderson
  • Hunter
  • King
  • Lake – From 1 to 40
  • Lazure
  • Lorne
  • Maple
  • MGR David
  • Parent
  • Perreault
  • Pilon
  • Pine
  • Prevost
  • Prince
  • Roosevelt
  • Route 202
  • Willow

The responsibility of all citizens!

Municipal waste collection (garbage and recycling) is regulated in the territory of the municipality through by-law 760-2008 (entered into force on February 14th, 2008). This by-law establishes several standards and regulations to be followed by all citizens of the City. Many of these standards and regulations are presented in the Citizen’s Guide (Green Plan/Plan Vert), distributed to residents in 2008, but are also available at the front desk of City Hall.

By-law 760-2008

Despite efforts to create awareness about municipal waste regulations, by-law 760-2008 is regularly violated throughout the entire territory. This is especially true regarding the collection of recyclable materials, which in turn has implications for the work and safety of both employees performing the collection, and those processing the waste material collected.

The waste collection services as well as all efforts to promote them are first and foremost to serve the interests of Huntingdon’s residents. It is therefore the responsibility of all citizens to act out of solidarity for the community, seeing as not to hinder the services that protect the immediate environment in which they live, and this for several reasons:

  • Targets have been set at the provincial level (Québec Provincial Policy on Waste Management/Politique québécoise de gestion des matières résiduelles) and regional levels to reduce waste and move towards complete recovery of these materials.
  • The City has taken action in order to achieve these goals, such as reducing garbage collection to once every two (2) weeks, while collecting recyclable materials every week.
  • While by-law 760-2008 is legally enforced and regulated under the Quebec Environment Quality Act, respecting the by-law is above all a matter of citizen responsibility given the environmental objectives sought out.

Residents who leave improperly closed containers curbside, or those who include non-recyclable materials (plant residue, hazardous household waste, electronics, carpets, etc …) in their recycling bin interfere with the work and safety of both employees performing the collection, and those processing the waste material collected.

Under Article 45 of by-law 760-2008, any violation of the by-law may be penalized as follows:

« For a first offense, a penalty of two hundred dollars ($ 200) for a natural person, four hundred ($ 400) for a legal person, and for any subsequent offense, a penalty of five hundred dollars ($ 500) for a natural person and a penalty of one thousand dollars ($ 1,000) for a legal person.»

Big Trash collection

Big Trash collection held 3 times a year:

– April 8, 2019;
– July 2, 2019;
– October 21, 2019.

Residents is able to set out larger items for pick-up  at 7:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. the day before.

Do not place these items out days before the schedule collection day 

Town regulation allows only one day prior to the schedule collection day to place larger items out for collection. It is a violation to place trash out before .A person who contravenes  the municipal regulation commits an offense and is liable to a fine which should be no less than $300.

Large scrap accepted

Branches collection

The collection of branches is performed the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month . Branches must be tied in bundles and placed along the street.

The required dimensions are as follows :

– Maximum lenght of branches:
  1.2 meters or 4 feet.
– Maximum diameter of bundle :
  1 meter or 3.3 feet.
– Maximum diameter of branches:
  10 cm or 4 inches.

Leaf collection

A collection of leaves will be done in the spring, and another one in the fall. It will be necessary to deposit these bags on the side of the street for the collection. The precise dates will be announced via a news release.

Ecological tricks

Do you only have a small quantity of dead leaves? Simply crush them up with your lawn mower. Once shredded, they will contribute to enriching the ground and will make excellent mulch for your flowerbeds.

If you do domestic composting, keep your dead leaves separate, in a closed container. Rich in carbon, the dead leaves help to establish a balance which organic matter needs to decompose well. From time to time, add them to your composting machine, especially when it contains many green residues rich in nitrogen.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection