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Residual waste

Residual waste management is a major challenge for the preservation of our environment. Selective sorting, reducing waste at source, individual composting are actions that matter and we all have a role to play.

This page gives you the information you need to do an efficient sorting and allow you to arrange the different materials in the right place.


The Cowansville Regional Ecocentre is open free of charge from Monday to Saturday throughout the year.

For more information on ecocentres, follow this link: Ecocentres

Building materials

It is forbidden to dispose of building materials in household garbage. Some of these materials are collected free of charge at the Ecocentres.

For more information on accepted materials, follow this link: Accepted Materials

Dead leaves and cut grass (Herbicycling)

You can bring your dead leaves to the Brome-Missisquoi Intertermunicipal Solid Waste Disposal Authority (R.I.E.D.S.B.M.). You can also decide to herbicycler, which is the action of leaving the grass cut on the ground when mowing.

To view the MRC Brome-Missisquoi leaflet click here.

Compostable materials

Compostable materials include table waste and garden waste. This category of material accounts for almost 60% of buried residential materials. That’s why it’s important to put together various programs to enhance them rather than bury them.

For more information, visit the MRC website.


End-of-life electronics can be recycled for FREE by simply bringing old products to an official ARPE-Québec drop-in point.

Find an ARPE-Québec drop-off point near you.


Several businesses in the region pick up the batteries, find out.

Collection Calendar

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