Residual materials

Waste sorting is very important. You can contribute to it by taking concrete actions: reducing waste at source, reusing, recycling and recovering materials in order to reduce the amount of garbage. Your collaboration makes a difference.

Consult the 2021 collection calendar

What should you do if you suspect that the collection truck has not passed your address?

  1. Confirm the date and type of collection on your calendar, i.e. waste, recycling or bulky items;
  2. Check to see if the collection truck has passed on your side of the street;
  3. Judge whether you have complied with the following rules:

    a. Were there any rejected materials in your waste?
    b. Was your bin placed at the road in time?
    c. Does your bin meet the regulatory dimensions?

Garbage bin

Description: Roller with handles
Volume: 240 liters or 360 liters
Colors: Green, black or gray

Recycling bin

Description: Roller with handles
Volume: 360 liters
Color: Blue

4. If you believe you have complied with all these rules, please contact Mrs. Chrystine Slight at 450 438-2958 ext. 2600 or by email at cslight@mille-isles.ca to have the situation corrected.

Collection of bulky objects

A collection service of bulky items is offered once a month as indicated on the collection calendar. Please note that a bulky item is an item that is too large to fit in a garbage can. It is important that bulky materials meet certain criteria:

  • The materials must be handled by a maximum of two (2) people;
  • Sharp or dangerous materials must be secured;
  • Whenever possible, objects must be tied in bundles to avoid scattering and to facilitate pick-up;
  • Washers and dryers machine are accepted.

In addition, it is important to pay special attention to certain bulky objects:

  • Large accessories (e.g. swing, children’s slide, picnic table, etc.) must be dismantled;
  • Only mattresses with a maximum dimension of 1.82 m (6 feet) are accepted;
  • Christmas trees should be composted instead. However, if this method is impossible for you, it will be picked up when bulky items are collected;
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning appliances cannot be left on the road because of the freon they contain and must be deposited at the Good Neighbours Ecocentre;
  • Dead leaves are not picked up during garbage and bulky items collections. However, the Municipality of Mille-Isles offers an alternative to help you dispose of your dead leaves. We invite you to browse through the dead leaves section of the Municipality’s website;
  • The collection of bulky items does not allow for the reuse of objects such as furniture. If the bulky objects you wish to dispose of are still usable, they must be sent to the Good Neighbours Ecocentre.

Recycling

Recycling through selective collection aims to create new products from these materials. This allows us to use our recycled materials in the manufacturing process instead of using new natural resources. So, what goes in the blue bin:

  • Paper and cardboard;
  • Plastic containers and packaging identified by the Möbius triangle with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7. Number 6 is not recyclable. Avoid buying them if you can;
  • Metal;
  • Glass.

If you have any doubts about what and how to recycle, we invite you to consult the zero waste checklist produced by the MRC d’Argenteuil for the 3-2-1-0 campaign “la force du nombre” or visit the Tricentris sorting center’s website (french only), where you will find further information to help you recycle more efficiently. You can always send them a message on their Facebook page. It will be their pleasure to let you know whether or not your product is recyclable.

In addition, here are some good practices to use for good recycling:

  • Containers do not need to be rinsed thoroughly before recycling, as this wastes water. A light rinse that limits odours is sufficient;
  • When in doubt, throw them away. Did you know that undesirable material can cause breakage and even stop the sorting line;
  • Separate the caps from the containers;
  • Do not use soft bar, waxed paper, plastic or parchment wrapping;
  • Take-out coffee cups are accepted, but not lids (usually they have the Möbius triangle number 6).

Composting

The Municipality of Mille-Isles encourages domestic and community composting to reduce landfilling and revalorize organic materials. Making your own compost is a simple and ecological activity. In fact, it can be summarized in two (2) steps:

  1. Which composter to choose?

There is no ideal composter for everyone, but the Municipality of Mille-Isles distributes free domestic composters to its residents. To register on the waiting list for the next distribution, we invite you to contact Mrs. Nathalie Bouchard by email at nbouchard@mille-isles.ca.

In addition, the Municipality of Mille-Isles has installed six (6) voluntary containers on its territory in which you can dispose of organic materials that you cannot put in your home composter.

These containers are located:

    • at the Town Hall;
    • at the intersection of Tamaracouta Road and Black Road;
    • at the intersection of Mille-Isles Road and Côte Saint-Joseph.

New containers will be available during the summer:

    • at the intersection of Lac Hughes Road and Route 329;
    • at the intersection of Tamaracouta Road and Côte Saint-Gabriel;
    • at the entrance of Scraire Road.
  1. Recognize compostable materials:

To make good compost, it is not enough to just put any organic material in a container. If you have any doubts about which materials to use, we invite you to consult the zero waste checklist produced by the MRC d’Argenteuil for the 3-2-1-0 campaign “la force du nombre” or to visit 3-2-1-0.com.

Finally, here is a simple explanatory document on how to make your home compost (french only).

Good Neighbours Ecocentre

All citizens of the Municipality of the Township of Gore, the Municipality of Mille-Isles and the Municipality of the Township of Wentworth can benefit from the services of the Good Neighbours Ecocentre. They can thus contribute to the responsible management of residual materials and the protection of the environment.

Address: 40 Sideline Road, Gore, Quebec, J0V 1K0

Telephone: 450 562-2025

Hours of operation:      

  • From Patriots’ Day to Thanksgiving: Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday from 9 am to 5 pm;
  • From Thanksgiving to Patriots’ Day: Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m;
  • The Ecocenter is open on the following holidays:
    • National Patriots’ Day;
    • Labor Day;
    • Thanksgiving ;
  • The Ecocenter is closed on the following holidays:
    • New Year’s Day;
    • Good Friday;
    • Quebec’s national holiday;
    • Christmas Day.

Materials accepted at the Ecocentre: See the back of the 2021 collection calendar or consult this explanatory document.

Where's it going?

The Recyc-Québec (french only) website will help you become a recycling pro by telling you what to put in the recycling bin and the compost bin, or the location of a drop-off point or the nearest ecocentre.

Free and easy to use, you will find useful information to help you sort your materials.