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Special Waste Collection

Branch collection

The city usually organizes two branch collections every year in spring and fall.

Branch collection underway

The next branch collection will take place in Spring 2022. Citizens who wish to use the collection service will have to place their branches at the curb in all neighborhoods.

Branch collections generally last 2 to 3 weeks but could last longer. During this period, municipal employees will cross the whole territory to collect branches.

Residents will be regularly kept up-to-date on the progress of the branch collection on our Facebook page and this section of our website. 

Worker putting branches in shredder

How to place branches

To make branch collection easier, branches must:

  • enable unobstructed access to the public road and sidewalk;
  • be placed with the trunk facing the street at the curb and not be tied up together;
  • not be wider in diameter than 10 cm (4 in.);
  • not be longer than 3 m (10 ft.);
  • branches with thorns must be marked and separated from the other branches (e.g., honey locusts and hawthorns).

We do not collect:

  • Tree stumps and logs
  • Branches with soil clods
  • Vines and yard waste
  • Wooden boards
  • Intertwined branches
  • Felled trees and excessive quantities of branches exceeding a volume of 4 m3 (1.25 m X 1.25 m X 2.6 m), the equivalent of a small trailer of 10 feet long and 4 feet high.

Additional charges applied if a volume exceeds 4 m3 

If piles of branches placed at the curb exceed 4 m³, the collection team will note the address and continue its route. In the following days, the resident will be informed of the rate based on the volume of the branches: $35 + tax for each additional volume of 4 m³. The branches will be collected once payment has been made.

Did you miss the collection?

Citizens who wish to get rid of branches in bulk can also do so by contacting us to request individual branch collection at your home. Please note that we apply a $35 plus tax fee for this type of collection.

  • You can email us at:

    service@ville.chateauguay.qc.ca

  • You can contact us by phone at 450-698-3000

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

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