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The Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC Écocentres

Éco Centre Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Given the resounding success of the first MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges Écocentre in Vaudreuil-Dorion, the MRC council has decided to expand these services to the public by opening more ecocentres in the surrounding area. The Écocentre de l’île, located in Pincourt opened its doors on June 1st, 2015. Shortly afterwards, the Écocentre de Saint-Zotique was inaugurated on December 4th, 2015, followed by the Écocentre de Rigaud, on September 8th, 2016.

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC Écocentres are regional facilities that serve as a complement to existing municipal collection services.

Unsure what to do with materials that are not accepted as part of municipal waste collection? Make an environmentally friendly choice by bringing them to one of your local Écocentres!

The Écocentre services are available only to residents of the 23 municipalities within the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC. Residents can deposit up to 12 m3 of materials every year, free of charge.

Make sure you bring proof of residence from any of the 23 Vaudreuil-Soulanges municipalities when you visit one of your local Écocentres.

Given that each of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC Écocentres offer different services, we invite you to consult the list of accepted materials as well as the opening hours before visiting them.

Écocentre de Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Écocentre de l’île in Pincourt

Écocentre de Saint-Zotique

Écocentre de Rigaud

You must sort all of your materials before arriving at any of the Écocentres located in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC.

Important: organic waste such as leaves, branches, soil and grass clippings are not accepted.  

What exactly is an Écocentre?
Pricing
Valid i.d.
Authorized vehicles
Prohibited vehicles
Where can I bring refused materials?
Frequently asked questions

What exactly is an Écocentre?

An Écocentre is a safe recycling facility that gives citizens a way to easily and effectively dispose of residual materials that would otherwise pose a risk to the environment.

By promoting recycling and recovery, the Écocentres keeps a significant amount of waste out of landfills and gives it a second life.

Here are a few examples of how materials are transformed:

Materials

Recycling and recovery

Wood

Chipping, energy recovery, plywood fabrication

Concrete, rock, etc.

Road infrastructures

Metal

Recycling in foundries

Tires

Carpets, retreading, asphalt, crumb rubber and energy recovery

Household appliances

Removal of CFCs when unusable

Electronics

Halocarbon recovery and metal recycling

Cardboard

Brought to recycling facility

Asphalt shingles

Energy recovery

Bringing your residual materials to the Écocentre is a simple and logical gesture that will further reduce your ecological footprint. 

Pricing

 

Valid i.d.

To take advantage of the Écocentre’s services, you must show a valid piece of photo id. along with proof that you reside in one of the 23 municipalities within the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

Accepted forms of valid photo i.d.:

  • driver’s licence
  • health insurance card
  • Canadian passport
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • any other piece of i.d. that has a recent photo

 

Accepted proof of residence (recent and valid):

  • driver’s licence
  • municipal or school tax statement for the current year
  • copy of a recent bill (from the last three months) for any public service (telecommunications, electricity, gas, cable, etc.) 
  • lease for current year 

 

Vehicles authorized on site

  • cars or small trucks (including pick-up trucks with residential residual materials)  
  • standard trailers (manual unloading) 

 

Prohibited vehicles

Any vehicle used for industrial, commercial, institutional or agricultural purposes.

  • cube trucks
  • trucks (including pick-up trucks with residual materials from an industrial, commercial, institutional or agricultural usage)  
  • vans (delivery trucks) 
  • tractor-trailers or dump trucks

Where can I bring refused materials?

For information on how to dispose of materials the Écocentre does not accept, consult our list of alternative solutions, which provides the names of various  recycling and recovery facilities as well as other areas for disposing of different types of materials.

Frequently asked questions

  1. Can I bring my lawn bags (collected leaves) to the Écocentres?

Green waste is not accepted. Bags containing leaves will continue to be collected during the routine fall pick-up.

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges Écocentres aims to complement the regular waste collection services offered by the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges or the municipalities within it. 

  1. Are branches and twigs accepted at the Écocentres?

The Écocentre does not accept branches and twigs. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency asks that we avoid moving wood within the territory.

  1. Can citizens from neighbouring areas use the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges Écocentres if they pay a fee?

No. The Écocentre’s services are available only to residents of the 23 municipalities within the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. 

  1. What does 1 m3 of materials concretely represent?

1 m3 of material is equal to a full 4 ft. x 8 ft. x 1 ft. trailer.

For comparative purposes:

The trunk of a compact car can contain approximately 0.4 m3

A minivan can contain approximately 3.5 m3

  1. What does the MRC do with the tons of materials brought to the Écocentres?

Materials are redirected to various recovery facilities. Agreements with a variety of other facilities ensure the recycling and recovery of as much of the collected material as possible. 

  1. Can I bring my excess compost to the Écocentre?

Organic waste is not accepted at the Écocentres. We suggest that you offer your excess compost to neighbours or friends, or spread it over your lawn—a practice which is actually highly recommended.

For the time being, the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges encourages domestic composting. Note that the MRC is currently examining the possibility of implementing the collection of organic residues (green waste and table scraps), which could be recovered through large-scale composting.

  1. Can I send someone else to the Écocentres in my place?

No. You must accompany anyone you have asked to bring residual materials to the Écocentres for you.

  1. Can I reach the Écocentres by phone?

The Écocentres have an automated phone line—Info-Écocentre—at 450 455-5434.

  1. Why are tractor-trailers and dump trucks prohibited at the Écocentres?

These types of vehicles are not permitted on site mainly for security reasons, but also to avoid contamination of materials. Materials must be carefully sorted before they are brought to the Écocentres in order to ensure they are deposited in the correct bin .

Furthermore, dump trucks are mainly used for industrial, commercial, institutional or agricultural purposes. As indicated in the guide, materials generated by such activities are refused by the Écocentres.  

  1. Can the region’s businesses bring their materials to the Écocentres?

No. All materials generated through industrial, commercial, institutional or agricultural activities are not accepted at the Écocentres. This service was created to give citizens a place to dispose of the residual materials generated in their households.

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