General Information

Garbage collection happens each Tuesday as of 7:00 AM.

Bins can be taken out between 6:00 PM the night before collection (by-law 705) and 7:00 AM on collection day to ensure collection. You may use any garbage bag inside the bin.

Bins must weigh no more than 100 lbs. (45 kg).

Place your completely closed bin, wheels facing your house, at no more than 6 feet (2 meters) from the street, which means directly next to the sidewalk, ensuring no parked cars block access to your bin from the street.

Any excess garbage must be packed in yellow Town-approved garbage bags and placed by the bin. Only use these bags for excess garbage.

Yellow Town-approved bags (with Hampstead logo) are available for purchase on My.Hampstead for $10/package of 10 bags, taxes included.

Do not take out Town-approved yellow garbage bags before 5:30 AM on collection day to prevent potential vermin problems.

Only waste placed in black Town-approved bins without recyclable waste and Town-approved yellow bags will be picked up.

Recycling placed in the Town-provided blue bins is collected every Wednesday, starting promptly at 7:00 A.M.

All materials must be placed inside the bin with the exception of flattened cardboard boxes.

Materials collected

Paper and cardboard

  • Newspapers, aluminium foil, circulars, magazines, phone books, packing cardboard, boxes, milk, juice and egg cartons. Excluding: Polystyrene, diapers, wax paper, cellophane, soiled pizza boxes, paper towels, tissue paper, etc.


  • Plastic bags, bottles and rigid containers only. Excluding: Clear cake wrappers, brown cookie dividers, records, cassette and compact disc cases, toys, pool liners, computer parts.


  • Tin cans, aluminium plates and beverage cans, coat hangers. Excluding: Pipes, bicycles, fans, pots, large items, spray cans, not completely empty paint or solvent containers, etc.


  • Bottles and glass jars. Excluding: Porcelain, ceramics, clay, windowpane, mirrors, light bulbs.

Organic Waste

Wednesdays from 7:00 AM

 Bins can be taken out between 6:00 PM the night before collection and 7:00 AM on collection day.

Collect the following organic materials in small specially designed kitchen containers:

  • Kitchen scraps (vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, bones, eggshells, coffee grounds and filters) and other biodegradable waste such as paper bags, small sticks and leaves.

 Empty the kitchen bin into the brown bin for curbside pick-up.

Per By-law 705, the Town of Hampstead offers a special pick-up service for bulky items (such as fridges, furniture, electronic equipment, household appliances, etc.) subject to a fee (based on complexity and amount of garbage to be collected).

You may request a free estimate of your pick-up cost and further information by filling this form.

Once the estimate is made, you may accept or decline the service.

Discarded items must not be left at the curbside. Doing so will result in a violation notice from the Town.

Bulky items may also be dropped at your closest Écocentre located at 6925 Côte-des-Neiges, between Bedford & Jean-Talon.

Proof of residence is required (driving permit, tax account, Access Montreal card, and public utility invoice with an ID card). Be advised that the Centre is closed on Mondays but open on Saturdays. For its opening hours, please call 514-872-0384 or 3-1-1.

You may also call your local refuse collection company.

Bins located at Renaissance at the corner of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Av. and Décarie or the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre may be used to donate or recycle clothing.

Service available from mid-May  to mid-October. 22

Thursday pick-up

This collection is for branches no larger than 15 cm in diameter and not exceeding 3 m. long.

Branches must be bundled or tied together and be put out separately for pick-up at curbside every other Wednesday after 6:00 PM for Thursday pick-up.

Branches in plastic or paper yard waste bags will not be collected.

Residents must complete the following form in order to be added to the branch collection list.

All dry-cell type batteries such as alkaline, lithium or lithium-ion, rechargeable cell-phone, or any other electronic equipment batteries may be brought during regular office hours to the following locations in Hampstead:   *The recuperation bins are located indoors. Hampstead Town Hall – 5569 Queen-Mary Road Irving L. Adessky Community Centre – 30 Lyncroft First Baptist Church – 6215 Côte-Saint-Luc Road Montreal Torah Centre – 28 Cleve Adath Israel-Poole Zedek Congregation – 223 Harrow Crescent Montreal Chinese Alliance Church – 13 Finchley Dorshei Emet Congregation – 18 Cleve Hampstead Elementary School – 83 Thurlow

Annual HHW Collection Days

The following products must not go in the regular garbage nor down the drain, but should instead be brought to your local Écocentre:

  • paint
  • paint strippers
  • varnishes and stains
  • solvents
  • acids
  • oxidizing agents
  • used oil or gas
  • dry-cell batteries
  • pesticides
  • car batteries
  • antifreeze
  • cleaners
  • aerosol cans
  • propane tanks (full or empty)
  • any other product marked toxic, corrosive, reactive, or flammable

Hazardous Household Waste may be disposed of at Écocentres. The closest one to Hampstead is Écocentre Côte-des-Neiges, at 6925 Côte-des-Neiges, between Bedford and Jean-Talon. Proof of residence is required (driving permit, copy of a tax bill, Accès-Montréal card, or a utility bill with an identity card.) Please note that the Centre is closed on Mondays but open on Saturdays. For their business hours please call 514 872-3517. Alternative disposal of HHW:

  • Used tires, engine oil, and car batteries: Not accepted in regular refuse collection. Residents may dispose of them in any garage that sells tires.
  • Paints and dyes: Residents may dispose of oil and latex paints as well as stains at the RONA Dismat stores. Empty containers may be discarded in the refuse only after the traces of paint are completely dry. Ideally, bring the container to the HHW collection or one of the Écocentre.
  • Propane tanks: Certain dealers accept used tanks for recycling.
  • Outdated medication: May be returned to a pharmacy.

Open year-round, these facilities spread throughout Montreal allow disposal of construction and renovation waste as well as landscaping residue. The closest Écocentres to our Town is in Côte-des-Neiges, at 6925 Côte-des-Neiges, between Bedford and Jean-Talon. Proof of residence is required (driving permit, copy of a tax bill, Accès Montréal card, or a utility bill with an identity card). Business Hours: * Please note that the Écocentres follow usual hours during the holidays except Christmas. September 1 – October 14 Monday to Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm October 15 – April 14 Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday and Monday Closed Examples of materials accepted at the Côte-des-Neiges Écocentres:

  • Cement, rock, asphalt, brick
  • Wood, painted wood, timber
  • Books, paper, cardboard, plastic
  • Metal, iron, aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, gutters, tire beads, railings
  • Furniture, office equipment, computers and computerized equipment, printer cartridges, cell phones
  • Tires
  • Doors, windows, deconstruction materials, toilets, sinks, light fixtures, dry materials
  • Refrigerators, kitchen stoves, washers, dryers, microwaves, small electrical appliances, dishes, lamps
  • Hazardous Household Waste, paint, batteries, spray cans, medication, car batteries, neons, propane gas tanks, chemicals
  • Green residues, dead leaves, Christmas trees, tree branches after trimming
  • Bicycles, baby carriages, toys
  • Clothes and accessories.
For more information, please visit the City of Montreal’s website or call the Écocentres at 514-872-0384.

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