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Residual waste
collections

Organic waste

Once a week – on Tuesdays

Info COVID-19
Since the coronavirus can survive for a certain period of time on different surfaces, taking out your bins one day in advance could reduce the risk of spreading the virus to employees who provide the collection service.  We therefore recommend that brown bins and other containers accepted for organic waste pick-up, be placed at the curb as of 6 p.m. the day prior to collection day.


In Kirkland, organic waste collection takes place once a week, on Tuesdays, starting at 7:00 am. The brown bin should be placed at the curb after 6 p.m. Monday evening or before 7:00 am Tuesday morning and put away before the end of the day on Tuesday.  Your wheeled bin is the property of the Town of Kirkland and must remain on the premises when you move.

Inasmuch as possible, we ask that organic waste be placed in tightly closed paper bags or be well wrapped in newspaper or cardboard boxes, etc., so as not to be discarded directly in the brown bin.

To optimize this pick-up service, it is important that:

  • the bin is properly positioned at the curb
  • the wheels face the house
  • the cover is closed and remains unlocked

Also, the bin should always be placed on your property and not on the street, so it does not obstruct the street sweeper or the snow plows. Otherwise, the streets cannot be cleaned properly.

ACCEPTED IN THE ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION :


Kitchen Waste

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Eggshells
  • Fish and seafood
  • Meat and poultry, including bones
  • Dairy products
  • Bread, pasta and cereal products
  • Nutshells
  • Coffee and tea bags

Other Waste

  • Non-waxed paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Animal food
  • Condiments
  • Soiled newspapers
  • Non-plasticized food packaging (e.g. pizza boxes, flour bags)

Green Waste

  • Weeds, thatch, mulch
  • Twigs and small shrub or hedge trimmings (less than 2 cm in diameter and less than 1 m in length)

REFUSED IN THE ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTION:
  •      Plastic bags (including biodegradable or compostable bags)
  •      Dryer lint
  •      Waxed paper
  •      Plasticized wrappings
  •      Styrofoam
  •      Wood and ceramic
  •      Textiles
  •      Tree branches
  •      Diapers and sanitary products
  •      Soiled pet litter
  •      Dead animals
  •      Recyclable materials    
  •      Household hazardous waste
 

Your bin is broken?

Contact the Public works department at 514 630-2727 during business hours or by email through the Online Request System.

Organics Origami

Did you know that you can create your own kitchen bin liners with newspaper using a simple origami technique? An easy and effective way to keep things clean when disposing of your organic matter!

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For further information

For further details on the organic waste management program, please refer to the Organic Waste Collection chart.