Collections and schedules

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion offers several collections to its citizens in order to dispose of their residual materials in a responsible manner.

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2024 collection schedule

To avoid confusion with districts, the alphabet is now used to name sectors. Sector 1 has become A, 2, B and so on.

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Important changes to collection days in 2024

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* For all residences, with some exceptions.
** As green waste is now accepted in the brown bin, only two green waste collections have been retained in the spring and three in the fall.

Tools to help you sort

Here is a list of different tools to facilitate responsible waste management:

  • Charter of materials accepted for food waste collection (brown bin), recycling (blue bin) and at the ecocenter
  • Tricycle: tool developed by the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges that provides a list of possible disposal sites for different materials
  • Web page of the écocentre construction waste: for a list of construction, renovation and demolition waste collectors in the region
  • Directory of recyclers in the region for specific residues
  • If the items are still in good condition, it is possible to participate in the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion's treasure hunts, which are scheduled in May and September of each year, or to donate them or sell them on the classified ads. 
  • Reuse Directory of the Quebec Zero Waste Association
  • Ça va où ? Application: mobile application, developed by Recyc-Québec, to quickly visualize the location of the nearest drop-off points and ecocentres

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Domestic waste

Household waste collection takes place on Wednesdays for all sectors served by wheeled bins. The frequency of garbage collection is every two weeks for the entire residential sector. Consult the municipal calendar for exact dates.

The wheeled bins are the property of the City. Each one has a serial number associated with an address. They must therefore not be interchanged with neighbors' bins, since waste collection is part of the Smart Collection project.

Be sure to place your wheeled bin at the curb before 7 a.m. on the collection day or the night before. No bags left outside the wheeled bins will be collected. 

To learn more, consult our Frequently asked questions

Refused materials

  • Hydrofluoric acid
  • Asbestos
  • Firearms and ammunition, explosives
  • Branches, stumps and logs, Christmas trees
  • Cyanide
  • Biomedical and radioactive waste
  • Signal fires and fireworks
  • Recyclable materials
  • Sharp items with no protection
  • Products containing PCBs
  • Food waste
  • Construction, renovation and demolition waste
  • Household hazardous waste (e.g. paints and solvents, pesticides, batteries, propane tanks, cleaning products, fluorescents and compact fluorescent light bulbs, etc.)
  • Bulk waste
  • Residues subject to voluntary disposal
  • Information and communication technology waste (e.g. screens, computers, printers, etc.)
  • Green and fall waste
  • Soil

Where does the trash go?

All materials dropped off for garbage collection are sent to landfill.

 

Recycling

Recycling collection takes place every Friday in all sectors for units served by wheeled bins. Be sure to place your wheeled bin at the curb before 7:00 a.m. on the collection day or the night before. No bags left outside the wheeled bins will be collected.

Accepted materials

  • Paper and cardboard (newspapers, flyers, magazines, sheets, envelopes and paper bags, books, telephone books, cardboard rolls, unwaxed cardboard boxes, milk and juice cartons, aseptic containers)
  • Plastic (all containers, bottles and wrappers of plastic numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7, caps and lids, bags and wrappers)
  • Metal (paper, containers, aluminum bottles and cans, tin cans, caps and lids, returnable cans)
  • Glass (bottles and food containers, regardless of color)

Recyclable materials cannot be contained and bundled in a plastic bag or other type of container. They must be placed in the bin as they are, in order to facilitate sorting during the recycling process.

For an item to be recyclable, you must be able to answer "yes" to these two questions:

  • Is it made of paper, cardboard, plastic, glass or metal?
  • Is it a container, packaging or printed matter?

What happens to recycled materials?

As of January 2017, all recyclable materials in the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges are sent to the Tricentris sorting centre in Lachute.

Visit the site of this non-profit organization to discover the journey taken by your recyclable materials and to find out what products they're used to make.

Organic materials

Organics collection takes place on Mondays every two weeks during the winter season (mid-November to mid-April each year) for units served by wheeled bins. This will begin on Tuesday, January 2 (due to the vacation) for sectors C, D and E, and on January 8 for sectors A and B. From April 15 to mid-November, collection will take place on a weekly basis. Consult the municipal calendar for exact dates.

The wheeled bins are the property of the City. Each one has a serial number associated with an address. They must therefore not be interchanged with neighbors' bins, since organics waste collection is part of the Smart Collection project.

Materials accepted

Food waste

  • Cereals, grains, bread, pasta, flour and sugar
  • Fruits and vegetables, cooked or raw
  • Meat, fish, seafood, eggshells and bones
  • Coffee grounds and filters, tea bags
  • Dairy products, cakes, pastries, nuts, husks
  • Pet food
  • Fats (vegetable oil, mayonnaise, salad dressing, etc.)

Green waste

  • Conifer needles
  • Branches and roots under 1 cm in diameter
  • Bark
  • Flowers and houseplants
  • Herbs, grass, leaves, weeds
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Sawdust and wood shavings that are not treated, painted or stained
  • Small quantities of potting soil and peat
  • Vines (less than 1 cm in diameter and less than 60 cm in length)

Other organic materials

  • Small quantities of liquid food that can be absorbed by other waste
  • Wooden toothpicks or sticks, hair, feathers
  • Absorbent fibres: napkins, paper towels, facial tissues
  • Food-soiled paper and cardboard (without stickers, metal or plastic pins): paper plates, pizza boxes, chicken boxes, paper bags, etc.
  • Paper bags*, with or without compostable cellulose film inside (e.g. paper grocery bags)
  • Cold ashes
  • Animal feces and pet litter

*The paper bags accepted in the collection are sold in most big box stores, grocery stores and hardware stores. However, biodegradable or compostable plastic bags sold in these same stores are not eligible for collection in Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Materials refused


Undesirable materials that are refused:

  • Plastic bags (regular, biodegradable, compostable or oxo-degradable)
  • Compostable plastic tableware
  • Dead animals or parts of animals (e.g. deer heads and legs)
  • Diapers, sanitary napkins and tampons
  • Rock, gravel
  • Corks


Non-compostable or contaminated waste

  • Containers and packaging made of waxed cardboard or composite materials (multi-layers with cardboard, aluminum and plastic inside, e.g. Tetra Pak)
  • Sanitary fibers (paper towels, etc.) that have been in contact with chemicals
  • Dryer sheets or fabric softeners
  • Dental floss, ear picks, make-up remover pads, wet wipes
  • Candles
  • Vacuum cleaner bags and contents
  • Medicines and biomedical waste
  • Construction, renovation and demolition waste
  • Recyclable materials: plastics, glass, metals, textiles, fibers (except paper and cardboard for packaging food waste)
  • Electronic items
  • Household hazardous waste: oils, paints, pesticides, gasoline, batteries, treated, painted or stained wood

Where are the materials sent for organic waste collection?

All materials deposited in the brown bin are sent to a composting site.

Tips and tricks

How to keep flies away and avoid the development of maggots?

  • Pack residues in newsprint or paper bags as much as possible.
  • Maggots are the larvae of flies. Quickly closing the lid of the bin prevents flies from entering and laying eggs.
  • Place the bin in a shady spot.
  • Freeze meat residues and place them in the bin shortly before collection.
  • If maggots are present, rinse the empty bin with boiling water to remove them.

How to keep animals at bay?

  • Spray the bin with a mixture of hot sauce (e.g. Tabasco), water and dish soap.
  • Coat the bin with a layer of decongestant (e.g. Vicks).
  • Place an owl or fox sculpture near the bin, or a light with a motion detector.

How to eliminate odors?

  • Pack food residues in newsprint or paper bags.
  • Line the bottom of the bin with newsprint.
  • Sprinkle food with baking soda.
  • Freeze the residues and place them in the bin shortly before collection.
  • Place the brown bin in a shady spot.
  • When the bin is empty, rinse it with a solution of water, vinegar and baking soda every now and then.

Green waste

As green residues are now accepted in the brown bin, only two green waste collections have been retained in the spring (weeks of April 29 and May 20) and three in the fall (weeks of October 21, November 4 and November 18). Be sure to place your green or fall residues at the curb before 7 a.m. on Monday mornings. They will be during that week. Consult the municipal calendar for exact collection dates. Consult the municipal calendar for exact green waste collection dates. 

Only paper bags and loose waste (e.g., in a large plastic bin, a garbage can other than a wheeled container) will be accepted. To facilitate collection, containers must not exceed 25 kg and 1 cubic meter and must be equipped with handles on each side. Green or fall waste cannot be placed at the curb more than five days prior to collection.

You can also leave your grass clippings and leaves on your lawn by practicing grass-cycling and leaf-cycling.

For more information on these practices, visit the Eco-friendly lawn and grass-cycling page.

Accepted materials

  • Conifer needles
  • Branches and roots under 1 cm in diameter
  • Bark
  • Flowers and houseplants
  • Herbs, grass, leaves, weeds
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Sawdust and wood shavings that are not treated, painted or stained
  • Small quantities of potting soil and peat
  • Vines (less than 1 cm in diameter and less than 60 cm in length)

Refused materials

  • All other organic materials such as food waste. These must be placed in the brown bin.

Where does the green and fall waste go?

All green and fall waste is sent to a composting site or to farmers.

Bulky waste

Bulky waste is collected once a month: every 1st Thursday of the month for sector A, every 2nd Thursday of the month for sector B, every 3rd Thursday of the month for sector C and every 4th Thursday of the month for sectors D and E, with some exceptions*. They can be left at the curb up to five days before collection and before 7 a.m. on collection day. No containers or bags may be used for bulky waste.

* Consult the municipal calendar for exact dates.

Accepted materials

  • Sinks
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Bathtubs
  • Upholstered and non-upholstered furniture (not broken into pieces)
  • Bed bases and mattresses

No other materials are accepted in the bulk waste collection.

What to do with unaccepted waste?


Consult the page Ecocentre and construction waste or the directory of recyclers in the region for all other bulk waste.

If the items are still in good condition, it is also possible to participate in the Vaudreuil-Dorion's treasure hunts, which are held in May and September of each year, or to donate them or sell them on classified ads.

Branches

Branch collections have ended for 2023 and will resume on April 29, 2024. Please note that it is not possible to bring branches to the municipal garage from November 15 to April 1.

Each year, three branch collections are held in the spring and three in the fall. A collection was added during the summer for the coming year. The collection dates are different depending on the sector. 

Be sure to place your branches at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday morning. Branches that are larger in diameter should be placed with the end facing the street. They must not be tied in bundles and their diameter must not exceed 10 cm (4 inches). Each occupancy unit may leave a pile of branches not exceeding 1.5 m in height and 4 m in length for collection.

2024 Collection Schedule

Spring / Summer
Sector Collection 1
Week of
Collection 2
Week of
Collection 3
Week of
Collection 4
Week of
A and B April 29 May 20 June 10 July 22
C May 6 May 27 June 17 July 29
D and E

May 13

June 3 June 24 August 5

 

Fall
Sector Collection 1
Week of
Collection 2
Week of
Collection 3
Week of
A and B September 2 September 23 October 14
C September 9 September 30 October 21
D and E September 16 October 7 October 28

Outside the collection dates, you may bring your branches to the municipal garage, from Monday to Friday, from 7:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. This free service is available from April 1 to November 15, upon presentation of a citizen's card or proof of residence. Please note that this service is not available on statutory holidays.

Accepted materials

  • Branches from work done by the citizen himself and not by a contractor

Refused materials

The following materials are not accepted for collection because they can damage the blades of the knives used to shred the branches.

  • Roots
  • Soil
  • Vines
  • Branches tied in bundles

If you hire a contractor to do tree pruning or felling, the contractor is responsible for picking up the trunk and branches.

What are these branches used for?

The City uses some of the wood chips in its landscaping, but most of the branches are sent to a tree nursery that uses it as mulch for its plantations.

Self-service wood chips

Citizens who wish to obtain wood chips can always do so by going to the self-service site located on Rang Saint-Antoine, at the entrance to the snow disposal site (Rue du Voiturier). These chips were generated during the various branch collections on the territory or following the felling and pruning of trees in the city.

Cardboard

Two special cardboard collections will be carried out during the year 2023, on the same day as the recycling collection. The boxes must be placed next to the wheeled recycling bin.  The boxes must be placed next to the wheeled recycling bin.

For all sectors 

  • January 12, 2024
  • July 5, 2024

Accepted materials

  • Cardboard boxes disassembled and stacked together, either by inserting them into a single box or by using a string or ribbon, no larger than 1 m2 (if boxes are too large, they must be cut up)

Fir trees

From January 8 to 19, 2024 the collection of natural fir trees will take place. These must be placed at the curb before January 7. In addition to this collection, they can be brought: 

  • to the Maison-Valois park (at the indicated place)
  • at the municipal garage (205, Valois Street)

Accepted materials

  • Natural trees without decoration (e.g. balls, lights, icicles, etc.)

Instructions

  • Remove all decorations;
  • Do not put the tree in a plastic bag;
  • Place it with the base facing the street;
  • Make sure it's not covered in snow or caught in ice.

Semi-buried containers

Several addresses are served by semi-buried containers. These containers are owned by the property and are shared between specific civic addresses. Only the civic addresses assigned to a semi-underground container can use it. Their repair and maintenance is therefore the responsibility of the owners. The collection days for the semi-buried containers vary according to the address and the type of material.

According to the municipal by-law, no material or bag can be deposited outside the semi-buried containers, except for green and fall waste, branches and bulk items.

Cardboard must be folded and cut up at all times before being placed inside the semi-underground containers, except during special cardboard collections when it can be placed next to the container.

Domestic composting

Citizens who want to compost at home can also do so. A subsidy is available for the purchase of a home composter or for the purchase of materials for its construction. Find out more before you start home composting to ensure the success of your project.

If you are composting at home, the following materials should not be included in your composting process to avoid health and odour hazards, and to ensure the success of your project:

  • Dead animals
  • Barbecue briquettes
  • Wood ash and treated wood
  • Animal feces, manure and slurry, septic tank sludge
  • Fats (oil, salad dressing, frying)
  • Dairy products
  • Sick plants
  • Sweeper dust
  • Meat, bones, seafood and fish

Tips

Avoid placing your backyard composter near your neighbour's yard. If there are odours, it is because there is too much green waste, too much water or the mixture is too compact. If this is the case, add a layer of dry brown waste and mix the compost. If the odours are persistent, simply cover the waste with a layer of compost or soil.

Wheeled bins: instructions for use

  • Roll-out bins must be placed 1 meter away from any object or obstacle that would prevent access to the roll-out bin during collection (e.g. car or construction) and at least 30 cm apart, with the wheels on the side of your residence. It is forbidden to place them on the sidewalk, in the street or on a bicycle path.
  • In the case of multi-unit buildings, the bins can be placed perpendicular to the street, in the driveway if it is impossible to collect them at the curb because of snow (see image below).
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Preferred bin position
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Position of bins in winter (for multi-units)
  • No one shall leave a wheeled bin in front of an occupancy unit more than one metre (1 m) from an occupancy unit or accessory building, except when the bin is in need of repair, replacement or when it is still to be collected.
  • Wheeled bins must not interfere with snow removal or street cleaning.
  • Wheeled bins are the property of the City. Each roll-out bin has a serial number associated with an address. They should therefore not be interchanged with those of the neighbors. The owner must write their address on the roll-out bin.
  • No residue or bags of garbage shall be placed beside or on the wheeled bins and the lids shall be closed.
  • Dusty residues or those that can easily be blown away during decanting should be placed in a bag before being placed in the bins.
  • Failure to follow some of these instructions may result in the wheeled bin not being picked up and may result in fines under By-law 1792.

Repairing or replacing a wheeled bin 

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion offers a repair or replacement service for recycling, food waste and garbage bins. You wish to repair or replace a bin? Fill out the appropriate form on the Repair and replacement of wheeled bins page.

Uncollected bin

Your bin hasn't been emptied? There are a number of reasons why the contractor may not have picked it up:

  • The bin was placed at the curb after the truck had passed (plan to place it before 7 a.m.);
  • It's the wrong collection day (check the schedule);
  • There is unauthorized waste in the bin (make sure you sort the materials properly).
  • The bin is not positioned according to instructions (too far away, on the sidewalk, in the street, on a bike path, on the lawn or moved by the snowplow);
  • An obstacle was near the bin (bins must be placed 1 metre away from any obstacle that would prevent access and collection);
  • The bin was placed in the wrong direction (wheels must face away from the street);
  • The bin is broken (request repairs).
  • The bin lid is open and residue is sticking out;
  • The bin does not belong to the City (logo);
  • The bin weighs more than 25 kg;
  • The recyclables are in a plastic bag (they must be placed in the bulk bin);
  • The organics bin contains plastic bags. These are not allowed, even if they are biodegradable or compostable;
  • The bin is stuck in ice (it must be cleared of snow and ice, otherwise collection cannot take place);
  • The contents of the bin are icy.

If all these criteria have been met and your bin has not been emptied, contact the Public Works Department by e-mail or at 450 455-3371, ext. 2956 to report the oversight.