Residual waste


Info COVID-19
Update: April 22, 2020

Due to the current health crisis, please note that some delays may occur with branch pick-up. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 

The Town of Kirkland offers free door-to-door branch pick-up & on-site chipping service at specific times twice a year, or on demand at any time.


Weekly Rounds Offered Twice a Year at Specific Times

  • SPRING:  April 14 to June 15, 2020
  • FALL:  from August 17 to October 19, 2020
Our weekly rounds begin Monday* morning at 7:30 am and run through to Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm every week during the periods mentioned above. The crew takes a different route every time, so in order not to miss them when they are 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

Service on Demand at Any Time

If the scheduled periods for our twice a year weekly rounds are not convenient for you, the service is also available at any time upon request, also free of charge.  You can either submit your request through the Requests on Line system or by calling 514 630-2727 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.

To have tree stumps picked up, please refer to the Bulky Item Collection.

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 branches in the weekly pick-ups for household garbage and organic waste.