Organic waste


Regular schedule and general information

The weekly pick-up is on Tuesday, starting at 7:00 a.m.

:: There will be no collection on Tuesday, January 1st, it will be postponed to Wednesday, January 2nd:: 

Roll out your brown bin after 7:00 p.m. the evening before collection day.  Wheels turned towards your house, just as you do for your recycling bin! The lid should be fully closed.

Yes, but only in order to increase the volume! Or give us your address and phone number and we will evaluate the situation in the fall.

Under no circumstances will plastic bags be accepted in the organic waste collection (including biodegradable, compostable or those made of cornstarch). They cause odours and fly away on the outdoor composting platform. 

Extra garden waste, such as autumn leaves, can be placed in paper bags, cardboard boxes or empty garbage cans next to your brown bin. They will be collected on Mondays at the same time as organic waste removal.

Superstores, grocery stores such as Marché Richelieu, etc. Old newspaper also works really well!

To order online, you can visit the  Cascades website.  40 bags for $18,99 + tax ($0,475/bag). You may also want to visit also the "Bag to Earth" website.

You can also make your own bags with newspapers, consult our explainatory document.

Although the of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue collects both green and food waste, it also promotes grass recycling (leaving grass clippings on the ground to take advantage of their benefits) and home composting (composters can be purchased at City Hall’s for $30) and we will deliver it to your home.

Reception desk: 514-457-5500


If you already have a compost bin

You do not need to have this organic waste collected since you can benefit from your own home composting. Keep doing it!

However, you should know that you can add many things to the brown bin which are not recommended for your own compost.


Kitchen waste

  • Foof residue (uncooked, cooked or rotten) fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and seafood, cheese, eggs and eggshells, bones, etc.)
  • Cereal products (bread, cake, pasta, etc.)
  • Coffee dregs and tea leaves and bags
  • Non-waxed paper plates
  • Milk products, paper towels, tissues, soiled newspapers
  • Powders, hair, feathers
  • Animal food
  • Non-plasticized food packaging (e.g. pizza boxes, flour bags)

Green waste

  • Garden waste
  • Weeds, thatch, mulch
  • Twigs and small branches from shrubs or hedges
  • (diameter less than 5 cm, length less than 1 m)
  • Coniferous branches* in bundles not exceeding 1 metre in length and 5 cm in diameter

* The emerald ash borer having been detected on the island of Montreal in the summer 2012, hardwood tree branches, regardless of their size and length, will not be picked up during organic and green waste collections.


  • Plastic bags (including biodegradable or compostable bags)
  • All recyclables
  • All non biodegradables
  • Everything collected by a special collection
  • Hazardous household waste
  • Dryer lint
  • Waxed paper
  • Plasticized wrappings
  • Styrofoam
  • Wood and ceramics
  • Textiles
  • Tree branches
  • Diapers and sanitary products
  • Soiled pet litter
  • Dead animals
  • Recyclable materials
  • Mollusc shell

Solutions to the most frequent problems

Use paper bags or line the bottom of your brown bin and your kitchen bin with newspaper;

• Rinse the bin with water and a mild detergent or vinegar after each use;

• Sprinkle a bit of baking soda in the brown bin and the kitchen bin;

• Add a layer of green waste on top of food waste;

• Store your bin in a shady place, out of the sun;

• Put your bin out for every collection, even if it contains only a small amount of waste;

• Keep the cover of the kitchen bin and of the wheeled brown bin fully closed at all times.

• Wrap meat your meat, chicken and fish leftovers in newspapers or a paper bag before putting them in the bin; 

• Close the bag tightly after each use; 

• Sprinkle some salt in the bin or spray with vinegar, if needed.

• In winter, to prevent the waste from sticking, line the bottom of your brown bin with newspapers or a piece of cardboard; 

• Avoid putting liquids in the wheeled bin.

• Take the same precautions as with household waste; 

• Apply a menthol cream around the cover.

All Mondays !!! You can put your paper bag filled with leaves next to your brown bin and everything will be picked up during the free organic waste collection. You can also put the leaves in non-waxed cardboard boxes or in empty garbage cans.

Leaves piled up on lots will not be picked up. Raking or leaving leaves onto the street is forbidden and subject to a fine. They can block sewers and are a danger for traffic.

No. Once the holidays are over, the Town holds special collections to pick up Christmas trees placed by the side of the road (and not on the street). In order for a tree to be picked up, please make sure that all lights, ornaments and nails are taken off. Please consult the Town bulletins during this period for full details. Trees will then be shredded and used for horticultural purposes.