This section provides information on Pincourt’s various waste collection services.
New calendar for the 2020 collections
*Other dates may be added during the year, such as additional bulk waste collections and fall leaf collections. The collection date for December 2020 for bulk waste has to be determined.
Tricycle is an online tool to better recycle, which is part of the CYCLE of reduction, reuse, recycling, and recovery of residual materials.
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As of January 6, 2020, the recycling collection will be every Monday.
Dates for the 2019-2020 holiday season:
- December 19 and 26
- No collection on January 2
- January 6
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.
Cardboard special collections in 2020
- Week of January 2 to 8
- Week of July 2 to 8
Disassemble and stack your boxes. Then put them next to your bin during the regular recycling pickup day, on Monday.
Accepted and refused materials
Materials accepted in recycling bins
As of January 31, 2020, garbage collection will be every other Friday.
There will be no collection on Monday, January 27, 2020.
Collections dates in 2020
- January 31
- February 14 and 28
- March 13 and 27
- April 10 and 24
- May 8 and 22
- June 5 and 19
- July 3, 17 and 31
- August 14 and 28
- September 11 and 25
- October 9 and 23
- November 6 and 20
- December 4 and 18
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.
Food waste is collected
Phase 2: Food waste collection
- Multi-unit buildings of 4 units and more
- Distribution of 240 L bins: starting September 30, 2019
- First collection: Monday, October 7, 2019
Transfer the content of your kitchen bin in your brown bin. On collection day, place your bin out at the curb, wheels facing your property. This will prevent the materials from dropping onto the lid when emptied.
Do you already have a domestic composter?
Do not change your habits! See the brown bin as the perfect complement to your domestic composter.
The collection of food waste is an opportunity for you to optimize the recovery of other materials such as table residues, which do not go into your home composter, i.e. meat, fish, leftovers, pasta and salads containing sauce and /or vinaigrette.
Use your brown bin as an alternative when your home composter is full, frozen, or you need snowshoes to reach it!
Accepted and refused items
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The collection of food residues in the territory of the MRC excludes green residues and fall leaves.
Take a look at the other sections of this page to see the dates of the branch and green waste collections.
Bulk deposit (pell-mell in the bin):
- You may cover the residues of dry matter or newspaper between the deposits.
- You also can double or triple the thickness to prevent liquid leakage.
Authorized and refused
Whether 100% compostable, oxo-biodegradable or biodegradable, plastic bags are not accepted in food waste collection. Which material in your brown bin is accepted or rejected depends on the site and the processing technology used.
Use cellulose-lined paper bags (available in grocery stores and hardware stores).
Alternatives to bags:
- Paper grocery bags
- Cardboard packaging
- Soiled cardboard
Maintenance of your bins
Kitchen bin and brown bin
Clean your bin regularly with water with added vinegar or biodegradable soap. Avoid using bleach.
Tricks to avoid bad smells:
- Line the bottom of your bin with newsprint or cardboard to absorb liquids and prevent materials from sticking to the bottom.
- Use a corner of your freezer to store animal or odorous materials until the day of collection.
- Avoid dumping in large amounts of liquids or oils.
- Sprinkle a deodorant product such as baking soda.
- Store your bin in the shade.
- Apply cough ointment or essential mint oil to the rim of the lid of your bin.
- Close the container tightly with the provided clasp.
Your brown bin during winter:
- Prevent materials from sticking to the walls by lining the bottom of the bin with layers of newspaper or cardboard.
- During a snowstorm, if possible, wait until the next collection to put your bin out on the street so as not to hinder municipal snow removal. Your bin is large enough to hold the equivalent of several weeks of food residue and in winter there is no smell.
Phases of the new collection
- Phase 1 (2018): homes with less than four units will receive a brown bin
- Phase 2 (2019): multiple units of more than four units will be served
- Phase 3 (2020): the sector of industries, businesses and institutions (ICI) comparable to the residential sector will be served
Starting in February 2020, the bulk waste will be picked up on the fourth Friday of the month.
There will be a bulk waste collection on Monday, January 20, 2020.
As of February 28, 2020, the bulk waste collection will be every 4th Friday of the month.
Place your items at the curb as of 6:00 pm on the Thursday preceding the fourth Friday of the month. The contractor will pick up accepted items only.
Pickup dates in 2020
February 28 May 22 August 28 November 27 March 27 June 26 September 25
Date to come
April 24 July 24 October 23
Additional pickup dates in 2020
- Dates to come
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.
As of 2020, the branch collection will be held every fourth Tuesday of the month, from May to October.
- May 26
- June 23
- July 28
- August 25
- September 22
- October 27
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 must put your branch at curbside the day before pick-up, on Monday after 6 p.m.
You no longer have to call the Public Works Department to reserve your pick-up. You simply have to place your branches at curbside on the designated dates. Due to the high demand, the operation may take several days. Thus, your branches could be picked up on a day other than Tuesday. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The leaf pickup, also called the green waste, targets plant waste produced by your fall garden and lawn clean-ups.
Paper bags authorized
Plastic bags are NO longer accepted.
Pickup dates for Fall 2020
The green waste collection is every other Monday, from May 1 to September 30, 2020.
May 4 and 18
June 1, 15 and 29
July 13 and 27
- August 10 and 24
- September 7 and 21
For all areas:
- Dates to come
*The collection can take several days.
You must put your paper bags at curbside the day before pick-up, on Sunday after 6 p.m.
- Green waste
- Garden waste
- Grass and leaves
- Hedge clippings
- Small branches less than one centimeter in diameter
The following types of waste are not accepted:
- Table scraps
- Rocks and stone
- Large branches
- Bulk waste
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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