As residents, we’re each responsible for properly disposing of the waste we generate. To that end, the Municipality offers three collection services: one for waste, one for recyclables and one for bulky items. Though composting requires extra elbow grease, we see it as a critical practice in reducing our individual ecological footprints and contributing directly to the fight against climate change.
We collect recyclables every two weeks throughout the year, alternating with waste collection. Let’s be eco-friendly and recycle. Recycling plays a critical role in protecting the environment from the harm caused by the over-harvesting of natural resources, because it allows the products and waste from these resources to be either reused or converted into energy. Current regulations state that each building must have at least one wheeled recycling container for each housing unit.
- The container must a) be wheeled and b) hold no more than 365 litres.
- Dumping hazardous waste into recycling bins is strictly prohibited: it can endanger drivers and sorting-centre staff, as well as disable or contaminate trucks and the material they’re carrying.
- You can buy a wheeled, 240-litre container from the Municipality for $80 including tax. Delivery is free. To order, contact the Finance Service at 819-457-9400, ext. 2305.
- Newspapers, circulars, magazines
- Paper sheets, envelopes and bags
- Books, telephone books
- Cardboard rolls
- Cardboard boxes
- Egg cartons
- Milk and juice cartons
- Aseptic containers (Tetra Pak® type)
- Paper and aluminum containers
- Aluminum bottles and cans
- Food cans
- Caps and lids
- Returnable cans
- Food bottles and containers, all colours
- All identified plastic bottles, containers, caps, lids and wrappers
- Packaging bags and films
To learn more, consult the Tricentris checklist.
Waste (garbage) collection takes place every two weeks, alternating with recyclables collection.
- Only one bin per housing unit is allowed on collection days.
Bulky waste collection
We collect bulky waste once a month, year-round.
- Each property is allowed to place a maximum of five bulky items by the roadside on collection day.
- Items can be no larger than 0.75 cubic metre (roughly 26.6 cubic feet); otherwise, they won’t fit in the truck.
- Items must also not weigh more than 110 kg (roughly 242.5 lb), the maximum allowed for lifting by two men.
Disposing of bulky waste roadside: what’s accepted and what isn’t
- Artificial Christmas trees
- Bathtubs (acrylic and fibreglass)
- Bed frames with fabric and box springs
- Electronics (except for large cathode-screen TVs)
- Flat glass (windowpanes, patio doors), mirrors (without frames); glass must be broken and placed in a cardboard box or an open container)
- Garden hoses
- Lamps and lightbulbs (in regular or bulky waste, depending on size)
- Large plastic items (toys, furniture)
- Metal bulk (air conditioners, appliances, barbecues without propane tanks, chillers, exercise equipment, heat pumps, hot-water tanks, pool pumps, vacuum cleaners and sweepers)
- Plastic pool filters (emptied)
- Pool liners (cut into four-foot lengths, rolled and bound)
- Rugs (cut into four-foot lengths, rolled and bound)
- Styrofoam (must not be waterlogged)
- Upholstered furniture (sofas, chairs)
- Wood furniture
- Animal carcasses
- Car parts
- Construction waste, including wood
- Devices containing oil or gasoline (chainsaws, lawnmowers, snow blowers)
- Green waste and compostables
- Hazardous household waste
- Household waste
- Metal bathtubs
- Metal doors
- Metal furniture
- Metal odds and ends
- Mineral wool
- Natural Christmas trees (see Christmas tree disposal)
- Opaque plastic bags
- Recyclable materials
- Rubble, sand, asphalt
- Soil (contaminated or not)
- Snow blowers
- Tire rims
- Vinyl floor covering
- Vinyl siding
Drop-off locations near you
Domestic batteries may look harmless, but most contain substances that qualify as hazardous household waste. For instance, the heavy metals in batteries are corrosive and often carcinogenic. They can also cause allergies, reproductive system problems and neurotoxic effects. Plus, if discarded in our landfills, these metals pollute the soil and groundwater.
Recycling used batteries not only avoids soil and water contamination, but also allows us to repurpose the metals inside them (nickel, zinc, iron, cadmium, manganese and mercury). Despite the considerable expansion of battery-recycling programs in Quebec, contamination from these products remains a significant problem.
So, in keeping with Environmental Policy EU-2011-002 and as an incentive to take part in this critical collective effort, Val-des-Monts has installed battery-recycling bins at the following nine locations:
- Municipal offices at 1 route du Carrefour*
- J. B. McClelland & Sons at 36 chemin du Pont
- Marché Alimentaire Tessier at 1019 route Principale
- Marché Alimentaire Métro-Richelieu at 1732 route du Carrefour
- Pharmacie Familiprix at 1797 route du Carrefour
- École L’Équipage at 20 chemin de l’École
- Perkins Library at 17 chemin du Manoir
- Saint-Pierre Library at 24 chemin du Parc
- Poltimore Library at 2720 Principale Road
We strongly encourage you to dispose of your batteries responsibly so that they can then be reprocessed and repurposed according to proper environmental standards.
*Outside of municipal office hours, you can place your batteries in a bag and drop them off through the opening near the entrance of the Council chamber, on the west side of the building.
Do your part to better protect the environment: recycle your batteries!
Christmas tree disposal
The Municipality collects natural Christmas trees to help you dispose of yours properly. Simply leave your tree along the roadside the week of January 17, on the collection day scheduled in your area.
Household hazardous waste
You can drop off household hazardous waste at the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais transfer station (28 chemin de La Pêche), at these times, provided you can show proof of residence:
- Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Saturdays: May 5, June 2, July 7, August 11 and September 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To learn more about transfer-station operations and what products are accepted or not, consult the MRC’s website (section is in French) or to call 819-457-4086.
- Alkaline and rechargeable batteries
- Car batteries
- E-waste (computer, monitor, printer, cell phone, etc.)
- Ink cartridges
- Organic products
- Pool products
- Propane tanks
- Rimless tires
- Biomedical waste
- Compostable materials
- Compressed-gas cylinders
- Construction waste
- Household products for commercial or industrial use
- Oversized tires (tractor, machinery, heavy truck)
- Radioactive waste
- Tires with rims
- Unknown products
- Weapons and ammunition
The collection of household garbage, recyclables and bulky items is handled by Les Services Sanitaires Richard Lanthier. For more detailed information, such as which bulky items are accepted, contact them at 819-664-2469.
MRC des Collines de l’Outaouais Residual Materials Management Plan (RMMP)
You can consult the RMMP by clicking here.