Large Items

Large items are picked up each month on the third Tuesday or Thursday, depending on your zone (same day as garbage collection).

2018 Large Item Collection Schedule

Large items must be left at the edge of your property (not in the street or on the sidewalk) the evening before collection.

Central zone Peripheral zone
January 18 January 16
February 15 February 20
March 15 March 20
April 19 April 17
May 17 May 15
June 21 and 27 June 19 and 27
July 4 and 19 July 4 and 17
August 16 August 21
September 20 September 18
October 18 October 16
November 15 November 20
December 20 December 18

 

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Accepted/not accepted items

Sending large items to landfill should be a last resort. For this reason, only the following items are accepted:

  • Sinks
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Bathtubs
  • Furniture and mattresses

The following items are not accepted and will not be collected:

  • Cold appliances (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc.)
  • Other home appliances (microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, etc.)
  • IT and communication technologies waste (computers, TVs, etc.)
  • Household hazardous waste (e.g., propane tanks)
  • Construction and demolition waste such as cabinets and ceramic tiles (exceptions: bathtubs, showers, sinks and toilets are accepted)
  • Earth, stone, brick, wood, branches, stumps
  • Car parts and tires
  • Recyclables
  • Green waste (leaves, grass, etc.)
  • Waste placed in a container (bag, wheeled bin or other container)
  • Barbecues

What to do with non-accepted items

Many of the items not accepted for collection may be taken to the Écocentre Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

In addition, many consumer products, building materials, furniture, etc. can be recovered rather than sent to landfill. See the recycling directory to find recyclers in the region.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are only certain types of large items now accepted for curbside collection?

These changes have been made for environmental reasons and to comply with the standards and policies established by the Québec government. In March 2011, the provincial government adopted the Québec Residual Materials Management Policy, which aims to create a waste-free society by encouraging more environmentally friendly habits and best practices in consumption and waste management.

The MDDEP (Québec department of sustainable development, environment and parks) is counting on the collaboration of municipalities and MRCs in implementing this policy and helping to achieve its objectives. The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion makes every effort to conform to the residual materials management plans adopted by the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Montréal metropolitan community.

Is any money saved by diverting large items from landfill?

The City must rein in the costs of residual materials management; this includes limiting landfill, which is subject to a government surcharge. For each ton of large items sent to landfill, the City pays disposal costs and charges. These amount to about $72 a ton.

When you cut down on the amount of waste you send to landfill, you not only help reduce our community's environmental footprint, but you also reduce the costs we incur for waste disposal.

Why are cold appliances no longer accepted?

This change is in response to federal and provincial regulations regarding halocarbons. It's also motivated by environmental concerns. Cold appliances (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc.) that are not properly managed or recovered emit halocarbons that deplete the stratospheric ozone layer and act as greenhouse gases (GHGs). When these appliances are brought to the Ecocentre, they're redirected to different types of valorization facilities which ensure maximum environmental benefit.

Why is construction debris not picked up?

The Government of Québec has set aggressive targets for reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. The City's scores with regard to construction debris indicate that significant effort is needed. Under City by-laws adopted in January 2013, recycling of this waste is mandatory. Under the Québec Residual Materials Management Policy and the related 2011–2015 action plan, lumber has not been allowed in landfills since January 1, 2014.