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Organic materials (compost/brown bins)

At your bin, ready, compost!

Materials accepted 

Is it edible (or part of something edible)? Is it made of paper or cardboad (clean or dirty, non-waxed)? Is it garden residue?  It goes in the brown bin!

Food residue

  • Food (cooked, raw, rotten)
  • Egg shells
  • Dairy products
  • Meat, fish, bones, seafood and shells
  • Liquid food products (sauces)
  • Sachets de thé ou marc de café avec filtre
  • Pet food
  • Coffee filters, tea bags
  • Pet food

Green waste

  • Dead leaves and cut grasses
  • Small branches (< 4 cm in diameter and < 30 cm long)
  • Sawdust and wood chips
  • House plants and flowers, potting residue
  • Soft stems of plants
  • Old potting soil
  • Cold ashes from your fireplace

Soiled paper and cardboard food packaging

  • Pizza boxes
  • Paper plates
  • Paper bags, etc. (without metal pins or plastic, non-waxed)

Note regarding COVID-19: Soiled tissues, hand towel-type papers as well as wipes, masks and gloves that are used to limit the spread of the virus must be thrown in a closed bag and not in bulk before depositing them. in the black garbage bin. Temporarily, tissues and paper towels should therefore not be placed in the brown bin, but in the black garbage bin.

Other items

  • Hair, pet hair, feathers, nails
  • Small animal litter (cat, rabbit, hamster)

What you can't put in your brown bin:
Plastic, styrofoam, dental floss, dryer lint, candles, vacuum bags and their contents, drugs and biomedical waste, construction residues, any electronic object, rock, gravel, diapers, dead animals, waxed cardboard containers and packaging or composite materials, recyclable materials, textiles and hazardous household waste.


819-425-8614, ext. 2604

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