This section provides information on Pincourt’s various waste collection services.
Garbage is collected every Monday.
All garbage must be put in the black bin supplied by the Town. We recommend that you put your garbage out at curbside as of 6 p.m. on the day before pickup to be sure you don’t miss the truck the next day.
The following materials may not be placed in your garbage bin:
- Agricultural and industrial production waste
- Manure, mud, liquid waste and fertilizers
- Hazardous goods
- Explosive items
- Tires and car parts
- Soil and sand soaked with oil or gas
- Biomedical waste
- Hazardous household waste
- Electronic appliances (ICT items)
Did you know?
Garbage trucks are equipped with a GPS positioning system that records their movements. The GPS records the trucks’ positions at each stop and minute by minute. These data are then collected by the Public Works Department.
Think the last garbage truck may have forgotten you? The GPS data can tell us exactly when the truck serviced your street.
Your bins will be emptied if certain requirements are met.
Under our contract, our service provider is not required to lift wheeled bins robotically in the following cases:
- If there are any bags on or next to the bin
- If a bin is stuck in the ice
- If a bin is in the street
- If the bin’s wheels are on the street side
- If the bin’s lid is open
For safety reasons, garbage truck drivers must remain in their vehicle if they see an incorrectly positioned bin.
In winter, the bin must not get in the way of the snow plow. Avoid leaving your bin too close to the street.
Your bin wasn’t emptied? Call the Public Works Department to find out whether your address is listed in the contractor’s non-compliance report. If it is, you’ll find out the exact reason why your bin wasn’t emptied.
Recyclable materials are picked up every Thursday.
All recyclable goods must be put in the blue bin supplied by the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. We recommend that you put your recycling bin out at curbside as of 6 p.m. on the day before pickup to be sure you don’t miss the truck the next day.
You no longer have to sort your recyclable materials: they are now all collected together. Rinse all containers thoroughly before putting them in the bin. In addition, please empty your Publicsac of all contents because circulars are not recycled in the same way as plastic items.
Cardboard special collections in 2017
- January 5
- July 6
Accepted and refused materials
Materials accepted in recycling bins
For the list of materials that are accepted or not accepted in recycling bins, consult the Recycling Collection Guide published by the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Bulk waste are picked up on the third Monday of the month.
Place your items at the curb as of 6:00 pm on the Sunday preceding the third Monday of the month. The contractor will pick up accepted items only.
Pickup dates in 2017
January 16 April 17 July 17 October 16 February 20 May 15 August 21 November 20 March 20 June 19 September 18 December 18
Additional pickup dates in 2017
- June 27
- July 3
- September 5
Accepted and refused materials
Bathtubs Shower cabinets Sinks Furniture and mattresses Carpets Toilets
- Electronic devices (computers, televisions, monitors, peripheral devices, telephones, etc.)
- Hazardous household waste
- Household appliances
- Construction and excavation materials
- Garbage in a bin, bag or other container
- Branches, wood and stumps
- Recyclable materials
- Green waste (leaves, grass, soil, etc.)
- *And all other items not mentioned in the list of accepted materials.
Pursuant to the Regulation respecting the landfilling and incineration of residual materials and the Québec Policy on Residual Materials of the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, the Town no longer picks up construction materials at residents’ homes.
Branches are collected every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from April to November.
Pickup dates for 2017
April 11 and 25 June 13 and 27 August 8 and 22 October 10 and 24 May 9 and 23 July 11 and 25 September 12 and 26 November 14 and 28
Because of the high demand, branch collection can take several days. Consequently, your branches may be picked up during the week on a day other than Tuesday.
You no longer have to call to reserve a pick-up. Due to the strong demand, branches will now be collected across the entire town, an operation that may take several days.
To have your branches picked up, make sure they are at curbside on the designated dates.
Leaves are picked up five times a year: twice in the spring, and three times in the fall.
The leaf pickup, also called the green waste collection, targets plant waste produced by your spring and fall garden and lawn clean-ups.
Pickup dates for 2017
Spring Fall May 10 and 24
October 11, and
November 1 and 15
- Green waste
- Garden waste
- Grass and leaves
- Hedge clippings
- Small branches less than one centimetre in diameter
The following types of waste are not accepted:
- Table scraps
- Rocks and stone
- Large branches
- Bulk waste
Only transparent, orange or paper bags with a volume of 40 litres or more will be picked up. You can put your bags at curbside on the day before pickup, starting at 6:00 pm.
Christmas trees will be picked up during the entire month of January.
Want to get rid of your natural Christmas tree? Nothing could be simpler: just put it by the side of the street. Public Works will pick up real trees through the end of January.
Make sure you remove all decorations before putting your tree by the curb. Place it with the trunk closest to the street.
Is your blue or black bin split? Has a handle on your blue bin broken? Or maybe the lid of your black bin has been torn off, or you’re missing a wheel? No worries! Just make a repair or replacement request to the Public Works Department by phone or email at: email@example.com. Any breakage caused by bumps or collisions during waste collection operations will be repaired without cost.
When making your request by phone (514 453-8981, ext. 381) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org), be sure to provide the following information:
- your name
- your address
- your telephone number
- the serial number of your bin, which is marked on its left side
- a description of the breakage or problem
Once you have filed a repair or replacement request, make sure your bin can be seen from the street. Do not leave it in your garage or back yard.
Repair and replacement details
Every second Wednesday, the Public Works Department sends the list of repairs to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM. Call us before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, and allow 10 working days for your bin to be repaired or replaced.
If you make your request after the list is sent, you will be added to the next list to be sent out two weeks later.
Every Monday, the Public Works Department sends the list of repairs to Matrec, a private firm. Call us before 10 a.m. on Monday, and allow one working week for your bin to be repaired or replaced. If you call after 10 a.m. on Monday, your name will be added to the following week’s list of repairs.
Lost or stolen bins
Contact the Sûreté du Québec to file a police report. Upon presentation of your report, the Public Works Department will replace your bin without charge.
Without a Sûreté du Québec report, you will have to pay the $80 cost, plus taxes, to get a new bin.
Sûreté du Québec
599 Harwood Blvd.
Vaudreuil-Dorion J7V 7W2
Garbage, recycling and large item collection is postponed to a later date if the regular date falls on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.
Holidays collection schedule, 2016-2017
- Monday, December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017: collect
- Thursday, December 29, 2016: recycling collection
- Thursday, January 5, 2017: carboard special collect and recycling
If the garbage, recycling or large item pickup date falls on any other holiday, the collection proceeds as usual.
During the holidays, our contractors may experience scheduling constraints that can affect collection operations and times. For that reason, we recommend you always place your bins and materials for pickup at the curb on the day before collection. Thank you for your understanding.
Your black bin, identified with the Pincourt logo, belongs to the Town. Its serial number, shown on the left side, is linked with your address. If you move, you must therefore leave your bin where it is. Thank you for your cooperation.
Your blue bin, identified with the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM logo, belongs to the regional county municipality. Its serial number, shown on the left side, is associated with your address. If you move, you must leave your bin where it is. Thank you for your cooperation.