Garbage pick-up and recycling
Recyclable materials and garbage destined to be sent to landfill are picked up on alternating Mondays.
The municipality also offers a bulky garbage pick-up (of household materials) two times a year.
Consult the calendar for garbage and recycling for the current year.
In 2011, the Municipality adopted by-law 11-390 authorizing a call for tenders for the mechanized pick-up of residual waste materials (garbage) and recyclable materials. Therefore, since January 1, 2012, every citizen has to have a green wheeled bin (240-litre or 360-litre size) made by Schaefer, Rehrig or IPL, for their household garbage. (Those who already have a black bin that otherwise meets the new norms can continue to use it.) These bins are available at the following suppliers:
- Matériaux Magog-Orford
205, rue Centre, Magog
- Quincaillerie Eastman
413, rue Principale, Eastman
- Rona l’entrepôt
3400, boulevard Portland, Sherbrooke
- NovaEnvirocom, 175, rue Oleg Stanek,
Sherbrooke, 819-820-0291 (delivery to the home included)
Only ONE BIN per household is permitted and no garbage bag or other container that cannot be picked up by the truck’s mechanical arm will be picked up by the contractor.
All recyclable materials must be placed in the blue bin provided by the Municipality. To avoid problems with the company that picks up the recyclable materials, refer to the sketch below which shows the correct placement of the blue bin at the roadside. Please note also that the contractor will not pick-up recyclable materials, such as big pieces of cardboard, if they are not in the blue bins.
Some guidelines for recycling:
Plastic bags must be gathered together and compressed in the same bag. Ideally, plastic tops should be left on plastic containers. It is not necessary to remove the plastic spout from milk and juice cartons, juice boxes (Tetra Pak). All cans and containers should be rinsed. Labels may be left on jars and bottles. All food traces must be removed from pizza delivery and other delivery boxes from a restaurant.
Materials not picked up:
Manure, earth, sand, pipes, construction material, construction debris, explosives, rubble, plaster, trunks of wood, chunks of concrete and masonry, pieces of paving, tires, car bodies, car parts including batteries and tires of all kinds, hazardous wastes, used oils, paints, solvents. (See below.)