Clean Westmount Initiative


Change is needed in Westmount. We can see the effects of the climate crisis, and we know we can do more to be part of the solution. As such, the City is making changes that will impact how waste is managed in Westmount.

Beginning in 2024, changes to the City’s waste management by-law, as well as to collections services, will take effect. These changes are in line with the objectives of the Plan métropolitain de la gestion des matières résiduelles (waste management plan) which affects 82 municipalities in the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, including the City of Westmount. 

The City is committed to helping residents adapt to the upcoming changes and has launched a multi-faceted campaign, including in-person events and the publication of educational content, that will guide all of Westmount to produce less waste and adopt smarter habits. Achieving our vision of a cleaner environment requires a collaborative effort!



  • Reduce the overall quantity of waste generated
  • Increase the rate of recycled materials
  • Increase participation in composting programmes

Changes to waste collection

The following changes take effect on May 1, 2024:

Consult the interactive map of inaccessible lanes. You can search for a specific address or browse the entire territory of Westmount. Inaccessible lanes are indicated in red.

Find all the current information for collection points and collection schedules in the links section below.

Tools & Resources

Collections Guide
Consult all the essential information about waste collection and discover helpful tips!
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Collections Calendar
At a glance, see all the scheduled collections dates for the year for single family homes and buildings of 1-8 units.
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Waste Sorting Chart
Use this handy chart to answer the question “where does it go?” when sorting your waste.
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Food is not waste!
Everything you need to know about food waste and green bin collection.
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Green Grants
Save on your purchase of eligible eco-responsible products with grants ranging from $10 to $150!
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By-Law 1617 Concerning Waste Management
Learn more about the authorized times for placing your bins and bags of materials, the authorized container formats and colours, and the accepted and refused materials for each collection type.
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Events and important dates

September 2023

  • The City commits to more sustainable waste management practices by negotiating new contracts with several service providers.

October 2023

  • The City’s Environment team invited Westmount residents to visit a recycling sorting centre and a landfill site to mark Québec Waste Reduction Week.

November 2023

  • All residents receive a letter announcing upcoming changes to waste management in Westmount.

April 2024

  • All residents receive an info card detailing upcoming changes to waste collection services that affect them.
  • Earth Day event: practical information session on waste sorting.

May 2024

  • Changes to waste collection services take effect on May 1.

Ongoing activities

  • Informational content is shared on Westmount’s municipal website and social media accounts to raise awareness and encourage smarter habits for a cleaner environment.
  • In-person information and activity sessions are held around Westmount, including at schools, to encourage waste reduction and better waste sorting.


Visit the Waste Management page on the City’s website to view the collections map, participate in a survey on your waste management habits, and to consult all current information regarding:

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