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Regional ecocentre in Cowansville

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Regional ecocentre in Cowansville

The Zone Éco (Régie intermunicipale de gestion des matières résiduelles de Brome-Missisquoi - RIGMRBM) is a hub for all things waste management and processing.

The only site of its kind in the region, it includes the regional ecocentre (with its new reuse space), the compost site, the engineered landfill where biogas is captured and burned, and wastewater treatment ponds for leachate.

Contact information

2500 Rang Saint-Joseph
Cowansville, QC J2K 0R7

450 263-2351

Business hours

Monday–Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday
Closed

Important

Closed on public holidays and during the holiday season. Consult the Zone Éco website (French only) for more details.

Accepted materials

Open all accordions

Refused materials

Industrial primers and paints

Used in factories

Firearms, ammunition, explosives, fireworks, distress signals and dynamite

Asphalt shingles

You can always dispose of them at the Zone Éco, but you must go through the landfill scale from Monday to Friday and pay a fee.

Reinforced concrete

Creosote-treated wood, contaminated soil, PCBs and any product containing them

Compressed gas cylinders larger than 1 litre

Except propane

Farm animal carcasses

Radioactive or biomedical waste

Railway ties

Domestic organic matter

Medications

Garbage

Household waste

Paint containing pesticides

Road paint and signs

Invasive alien plants

Eurasian watermilfoil, giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed, etc.

Tires over 48.5 in. (1.2 m)

Heavy-duty or agricultural vehicle tires

Household hazardous waste in a container that’s not leakproof or that’s larger than 8 gallons (8 sq. ft. or 0.23 m³)

Manufacturing process waste

Soils

All types (to dispose of your soil, contact Zone Éco 450-263-2351 ext. 223)

Stumps

Spas, boats and trailers

That don’t fit in the bins

Styrofoam food packaging

Any material mixed with soil

Vermiculite

Your used but functional items deserve a second life! Consider taking them to a donation centre, second-hand store or repurposing shop.

Reuse space

A new reuse space for construction materials (CRD) and bulky items is now available at the regional ecocentre in Cowansville!

Are you in the middle of a construction, renovation or demolition project? Bring materials that are still in good condition and help yourself to any materials you need for FREE!

Reuse space objectives

Give a second life to materials that are still in good condition

Help residents access these materials for free

Divert construction, renovation and demolition waste and bulky items from landfills

Improve the region’s waste management performance.

Rules

  1. Wear protective clothing and footwear.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment for unloading your materials (shovels, gloves, etc.).
  3. Bring someone with you to help unload your materials.
  4. It’s your responsibility to sort and unload materials from your vehicle. Attendants are not required to assist with unloading (manually or mechanically).

Arrive at least 30 minutes before the ecocentre closes to unload your materials.

Visitors arriving at the last minute may be turned away.

Maximum size for residential trailers: 64 cubic feet, e.g., 4' x 8' x 2 (1.8 m³).

Only vehicles with six wheels or fewer can enter the ecocentres. Dumping by trailers or dump trucks is not permitted.