Organic Waste Pickup

Single-family dwellings, multi-dwelling buildings of less than 8 units, businesses in the residential sector, and institutions (schools, churches, etc.) benefit from an organic waste pickup.

Organic waste is made up of two large categories:

  • Food waste (fruits, vegetables, meats, soiled food cartons, etc.)*
  • Green waste (dead leaves, garden waste, etc.)

* We recommend these two methods to dispose of food waste:

Method 1
Line your small kitchen bin with used newspaper or a paper bag, and fill it with organic waste. Wrap the newspaper into a secure bundle or close the bag tightly, and transfer it to your brown bin.

Method 2
Line your brown bin with a larger paper bag. Place organic material directly into your small kitchen bin. Transfer the loose material into your lined brown bin. Close your brown bin bag tightly.

→ The use of newspapers or paper bags in the bins is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended for sanitary reasons.

Important information:

  • All organic waste must be deposited in the brown wheeled bin that is picked up every Monday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., except on December 25 and January 1 when the pickup is cancelled. 
  • The wheeled bins must be placed at the curb after 7 p.m. on the eve of the collection day.
  • The wheels of the bin must be turned toward the building.
  • The lid must be closed.
  • The handle must be unlocked.
  • The brown bin remains the property of the City and must be left behind if you move.

Green waste may be deposited in the organic waste bin. It is possible to dispose of surplus green waste in other containers (e.g. an empty garbage can). We recommend, however, using biodegradable containers, such as paper bags and cardboard boxes, which will also be picked up. Green waste must not be deposited in bulk at the curb.


Food Waste

  • Raw, cooked or spoiled food (fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and seafood, cheese,etc.)
  • Cereal products (bread, cake, cereals, pasta, condiments, etc.)
  • Eggs and their shells
  • Bones
  • Tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Paper towels, soiled paper and cardboard
  • Collected dust
  • Dairy products
  • Animal and pet food
  • Non-plasticized food wrappings (pizza boxes, paper cases, etc.)

Green Waste*

  • Dead leaves
  • Garden debris
  • Twigs and straw
  • Debris from cleaning, weeding or tilling the grounds, the vegetable garden and fruit trees
  • Grass clippings

* Because of the presence of the emerald ash borer, detected on the island of Montreal in the summer of 2012, the City of Dorval is enacting, until further notice, the following preventive measures concerning the organic waste pickup, and more precisely about the “branch” category:
Tree branches, no matter their size or their length, are no longer picked up during the organic waste pickup on Mondays (and must not be thrown away with the household waste). To get rid of your branches, you must place them close to the road, on your property, so that their shaft points towards the street, and contact Public Works, at 514 633-4046. City employees will come and pick them up, free of charge. To facilitate the work of City employees, please tie small branches in bundles.



  • Dead animals
  • Large quantities of liquid
  • Textiles
  • Diapers and sanitary products
  • Sanitary pads
  • Dental floss
  • Soiled animal litter
  • Waxed paper
  • Ice cream containers
  • Tumble dryer lint
  • Plasticized wrapping
  • Wood and ceramic items
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags, including biodegradable, compostable bags or those made from corn products
  • Recyclable materials
  • Household hazardous waste

Information: 514 633-4046

To consult the integral version of the by-law concerning the management of waste materials, please click here. (PDF - 101 KB)