All municipalities have their own procedures and regulations concerning deployment of dumpsters. However, regulations have been harmonized within most of the Greater Montreal region, including the Communauté Urbaine de Montréal and municipalities on the North and South Shores. The same rule therefore applies everywhere: a container installed in a public space requires a public domain occupancy permit. Tri-O-Bac is well aware that no container can be left in a restricted area without obtaining prior permission. Whether on a footpath or a public roadway, any obstruction of the public domain, even temporary, is forbidden. We have gathered a detailed list of direct links to find out about your municipality.
We present these few tips as a means of helping you avoid any nasty surprises, as well as accelerating the permit application process. If the process seems to complicated or troublesome, you may be able to opt for an express pick-up in under two hours, our unique service for mini-dumpster rentals. Tri-O-Bac has considerable expertise when it comes to renting dumpsters in an urban setting or limited space.
Since permit cost is directly proportional to the number of days of occupancy, it is important to plan the work carefully. Should you need help estimating the length of the rental, Tri-O-Bac can advise you.
Another important issue is the type of street involved. Major roads cost more than secondary routes, and if you are affecting a bus route or a cycle path, you may find the cost exorbitant. That’s why it’s important to find a strategic location that obstructs the public domain as little as possible. In short, the more you obstruct daily activities with your work, the more you can expect to pay.
The arrondissements or municipalities are generally not prepared to supply cost estimates. You can plan to pay between $75 and $135 per day for the largest dumpsters (20 cu. yds) [OH1] when obstructing the public domain very little (on a secondary route or laneway, for example), and between $400 and $800 for several days.
*It is also possible to obtain this form by fax by calling 514 868-4104 or you can get it from the Permits Counter in person.
To conclude, Tri-O-Bac can assist with this to some extent, but don’t forget it is your responsibility, and that the information above is subject to verification and confirmation with the local authorities concerned. We can only encourage you to put in your application as soon as possible, once you have reserved your dumpster or mini-dumpster. Don’t forget about our exclusive express pick-up service, which can help you avoid many a problem.