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Green Waste Collection

Sooner or later landfills will reach capacity and will no longer be willing to accept organic materials due to lack of space, so they must be diverted to composting sites.

What is organic matter?

All table scraps and green waste generated by residences, industries, businesses and institutions.

Collection Day

The green waste collections take place once a week on Mondays starting at 7:00 am.

General Instructions

To ensure that your container is picked up, it is IMPORTANT to follow these important points:

  • The wheeled brown bin should be placed at the end of the driveway so that the wheels are facing the house, the cover should be closed but unlocked;
  • The latch of your bin must be unlocked;
  • The wheeled brown bin should be placed at the curb only after 6:00 pm the evening before the collection or before 7:00 am at the latest the day of the collection.
  • Under no circumstances will plastic bags (including biodegradable or other) be accepted in the organic waste pick-up;
What materials are accepted in the compost bin? (in french only)
Can leaves be picked up during the organics collection?

Leaves will be picked up with your organic waste collection. You may place your leaves in paper bags, cardboard boxes, rigid containers as well as in your brown organic bin.

Where should bins be set out?

The municipality would like to point out that it is very important, on green waste collection days, to place your wheeled bins on your property (not placed in the street) to facilitate snow removal and eliminate the risk of breakage. Waste collection bins must be positioned on your property in the driveway entrance, without however encroaching on the public road.

IMPORTANT: When left on the streets or on the sidewalk, the garbage, recycling and organic bins interfere with snow removal operations and branch pick up. To avoid slowing down these operations, it is important to place the bins inside the edge of your property.

Who owns the bin?

The bins are the property of the Village of Senneville. Each bin has a serial number associated to an address. When moving, it must remain at the address where it was delivered.

How do I get a new bin?

Submit a request via our interactive platform:

Choose the category: AUTRES **Please specify which bin you would like (Garbage, recycling, compost).

My bin is broken. What can I do about it?

Submit a request via our interactive platform:

Choose the category: BAC BRISÉ (DÉCHET/ORGANIQUE/RECYCLAGE) (ADMINISTRATION) **Please specify what is broken on your bin (lid, latch, wheels, bin body…), the location of the broken bin and the bin’s serial number.

My bin has not been emptied. What can I do?

Submit a request via our interactive platform:

Choose the category: BAC NON RAMASSÉ (DÉCHET/ORGANIQUE/RECYCLAGE) (ADMINISTRATION) **Please indicate the time and date you placed your bin at the curb.

What size bins are accepted for recycling collection?

The size of the wheeled bins for green waste collection is 120 liters. Green waste placed in any other bin not bearing the Village of Senneville logo will not be picked up.

How to maintain the bin?

Rinse your tub with a mild detergent, baking soda or a solution of white vinegar and water.

How to avoid odors from organic materials?

Paper bags are available at grocery and hardware stores. Simply seal the bag tightly to prevent odors from escaping. Using newspaper is also an alternative to paper bags since newspaper is an organic material.


  • Store leftover meat and fish in the freezer until collection day.
  • Place your bin in the shade between collections.


  • Coat the inside of your compost bin with a little oil to prevent food scraps from sticking.
  • Wrap your food scraps in newspaper or place them in a cardboard box in the bottom of the bin to absorb liquids and prevent them from sticking.

Useful tips (in french only)