Garbage and recycling collection
Mike’s Waste Disposal Inc. performs the waste and recycling collection service for The Nation Municipality and uses two trucks, one for garbage and one for recycling. To note that both collections are done on the same day, but there might be a delay between the two pick-ups.
Acceptable garbage bag/container
Maximum size of garbage bags shall not exceed 30” x 38”. Smaller bags should be placed in a garbage can not exceeding 125 litres or a bag.
Starting May 1st, 2019, 64-gallon containers will no longer be accepted during garbage pick-ups.
Garbage bag limit
By-Law 4-2015, as amended, implements, among other things, a two (2) bag limit per property per week.
If you wish to dispose of more than two bags (2) per week, bag stickers may be purchased at a cost of $1 each, as per By-Law 108-2016. These stickers can be purchased at any of our municipal offices, landfill sites or libraries. Please note that stickers can only be put on bags.
When and where to put your garbage and recycling
Put your recycling at the curb any time after 7 p.m. the evening prior to your collection day and no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day.
Place your box(es) and garbage bag(s) on the ground as close as possible to the roadway, but not on the sidewalk, roadway or on top of a snow bank.
- North of Route 500 West (Rainville Sideroad, Lafontaine Sideroad & Lebrun Sideroad)
- All of Route 100 East, Route 200 East, Route 300 East, Route 400 East & Route 500 East
- Route 400 West
- Cambridge Forest Estates
- All rural area north of Route 500 East and West (except Village of Limoges, Racette Sideroad, Gagnon Sideroad and Des Pins Street)
- Calypso Street
- South of Route 500 West
- Rural area west of South Nation River
- All of Route 650
- Route 600 East
- Gagne Sideroad
- All of the Village of St-Albert
- All of the former Township of South Plantagenet
- Village of Ste-Rose
- Village of Riceville
- Village of Fournier
- Village of Pendleton
- All of the former Township of Caledonia
- Village of St-Bernardin
- Village of St-Isidore
- East of Caledonia Road
- Concession Road 1, 2 & 3 (north of the Alfred Bog)
- Forest Park
- All of the Village of Limoges
- Racette Sideroad
- Aime Road
- Gagnon Sideroad
- Des Pins Street up to Bertrand Sideroad
There will be garbage and recycling pick-up on all Statutory Holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, where recycling and garbage collection schedules will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week, with Saturday making up for the missed day.
For example, for the year 2020, if your collection day falls on Christmas Day, which is on Friday, December 25, 2020, collection would shift to Saturday, December 26, 2020.
Business and farm waste and recycling collection
The Nation is now offering waste and recycling collection services to businesses and farms. Residential standards will apply for a quantity of 2 plastic bags (76 cm by 96 cm) or one 125 litres container for non-recyclable waste and the equivalency of three regular recycling blue boxes for one 125 litres container (clearly identified) for recyclable materials.
Report a problem
To report a problem with your recycling and waste collection, please contact Daniel R. Desforges by phone at 613-764-5444 ext. 222, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.