Residual waste


On-site chipping service, free and fee-based

The Town of Kirkland offers branch pick-up & chipping service, free of charge at specific times and on demand, at any time.


Free Collection - 2018

  • SPRING:  from April 16 to June 17
  • FALL:  from August 20 to October 21
The free weekly pick-up service is carried out every week from Monday* morning at 7:30 am to Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm during the periods mentioned above. The crew takes a different route every time, so in order not to miss them when they're in your area, branches that need to be discarded must be placed at the curbside before 7:00 am on Monday* morning of that week.       * (or Tuesday in case of a holiday)

Collection upon request

If the free scheduled periods for branch collection are not convenient for you, you may use the service at any time, free of charge, upon request.  You can either submit your request through the Request on Line system or by calling 514630-2727 during regular business hours.

Rules to follow for a safe and efficient implementation of the chipping service:

  • Branches placed at the curbside must lay entirely on your property, not on the street;
  • Sawed-off extremities must be facing towards the street;
  • Diameter of the branches must not exceed 20 cm (8 inches);
  • Branches should be free of debris such as soil, sod, stumps, timber, metal, etc.;
  • The pile of branches to be picked up must not exceed the dimensions allowed, namely, 2.5m long x 2 m deep x 1.5 m high. If a private contractor is hired to carry out tree works on your property, he is responsible for disposing of the cut-off branches and should therefore include such removal costs in his price quote.
  • Any changes to the schedules or implementation of the various residual waste collections carried out on our territory will be published in the news section of the Town's website as well as in the Info-Kirkland newsletter.

Please contact Public Works to have tree stumps picked up.

Please note that a Regulation issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) prohibiting the movement off the island of Montreal of ash tree products and firewood of all tree species, is currently in force on our territory. Consequently, it is no longer possible to dispose of tree branches in the weekly pick-ups for household garbage and organic waste.