Transfer Station/ Recycling/ Composting

577 Highway 301, Otter Lake, Quebec J0X 2P0


April to October

8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

Friday, Saturday, Monday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm: Sunday

November to March

8:00 am - 5:00 pm:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Household waste, tires, metals, paints, appliances, batteries and brush (4 inches or smaller only) are accepted without additional charge.

There are additional costs, however, for the following items:

Large Sofa (100-150 lbs)


Kitchen Chairs (10-15 lbs)


Mattresses (regular) 100 lbs


Mattresses (queen) 150 lbs


Box Springs (40-50 lbs)


Carpet/Underlayments (40-50 lbs)


Dressers (Small)


Dressers (Large)




*Construction Materials

*Construction Materials include:
lumber, drywall, insulation, etc


See the transfer station custodian for prices

Clean-up Days

Periodically the Municipality arranges clean-up days where all materials, except for construction materials*, are accepted at no cost.


2021 Clean-up Days: June 5 - 6 and September 4 - 5


Click here to see materials accepted and refused at the Otter Lake Transfer Station

Recyclables must be put in a clear bag, if bags are used. Cardboard is to be flattened and tied


The Municipality has a composter at the Transfer Station. Below is a list of suitable and unsuitable materials:


  • Shellfish

  • Cardboard egg packaging

  • Flour, sugar

  • Flowers and plants

  • Fruits (all)

  • Seafood without shell

  • Vegetables

  • Coffee  and filters

  • Eggs (and shells)

  • Breads, biscuits and cereals

  • Colorless non-gloss paper

  • Fish (bones)

  • Fried potatoes

  • Residue of compost

  • Food leftovers (fresh or cooked)

  • Tea bags

  • Shredded paper bags,

  • Sawdust and wood shavings litter (except cedar)

  • Paper towels without color

  • Cooked meat (and small bones)


  • Treated, varnished or painted wood

  • Metal or plastic plugs

  • Rubber, elastics

  • Ashes, lime and earth

  •  Juice or milk containers

  • Cords and strings

  • Envelopes and color prints

  • Food plastic film

  • Chewing gum

  • Liquids such as broths, sauces, soups

  • Cat and dog litter 

  • Cigarette butts, tobacco

  • Aluminum and other metals

  • Waxed or colored paper

  • Plastics, plastic pouches

  • Chemical products

  • Grass clippings

  • Vacuum cleaner bags

  • Textiles and leathers

  • Plastic utensils and plates