Household and Community Composting Assistance Program

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Our Household and Community Composting Assistance Program subsidy program aims to support smaller-sized municipalities (less than 5,000 residents) in diverting organic waste from landfill.

The program is now pursued for the 2023-2024 period. Hurry to take advantage of this final opportunity and meet the deadlines!

Description of the program

The Household and Community Composting Assistance Program (Aide au compostage domestique et communautaire, known by ACDC) provides financial subsidies to smaller-sized municipalities (less than 5,000 residents), Aboriginal communities and unorganized territories to help them divert organic waste from landfill and reduce their GHG emissions.

The subsidies will enable these entities to obtain household and community composting equipment for the residential sector and for certain businesses, and also comply with the requirements of the Program of redistribution to municipalities of charges payable for the disposal of residual materials administered by the ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP).

Only composting equipment is eligible. Per example, dehydrators and biodigesters are not accepted.

Please read the regulatory framework (PDF, 451 kB) (in French) for full details of the program.


The following entities are eligible for the program:

  • Quebec municipalities with populations of less than 5,000, except those within the territories of the Québec City Metropolitan Community and Montréal Metropolitan Community
  • Unorganized territories in Quebec
  • Aboriginal communities in Quebec

Amounts available

The total budget for the program is just over $4 million, drawn from the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan. Payment of subsidies is conditional upon the availability of these funds.

Under the program, the maximum subsidy per entity is set at $100,000.

Submit a request

The steps for submitting a request are as follows:

  1. Refer to the regulatory framework (PDF, 451 kB) (in French) to make sure your project is eligible
  2. Download and complete the following:
  3. Send all of the required documents by e-mail to:

In accordance with the reduction principle, RECYC-QUÉBEC will not process paper format applications, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to you within 5 working days of receipt of your request.

Projects submitted will be evaluated as soon as possible, in the order in which complete application are received.

Deposit date

Applicants have until October 31, 2024 to submit a complete request for financial assistance. Note that all projects must be fully completed by June 30, 2025.

Obligatory certification for the ICI on recycle + program

All applicants for financial assistance must be certified to our ICI on recycle + program.

This is called an eco-condition and it is one of the deliverables allowing you to receive the final payment of financial assistance for your project.

To find out how to register for the program, visit our page (in French) : ICI on recycle +.

Relevant documents

For assistance in setting up your project and in rolling out your information, awareness and education initiatives, the following tools will provide support and guidance:

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? See our frequently asked questions (PDF, 227 kB) (in French) for answers.

If you require further information, contact us at

Accepted projects

Here is the list of  accepted projects (PDF, 165 kB) (in French).

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