FAQ

The service is free in participating municipalities under agreement. In the event that the municipality does not participate, a basic fee of 5$ is charged. For cases of large quantities of branches greater than 2 ½ inches in diameter as well as for felling, trimming and radical pruning, other costs may be charged. Contact us to learn more about the applicable fees for your case.

The service is free in the following cities and territories:

  • Blainville
  • Boisbriand
  • Charlemagne
  • Deux-Montagnes
  • Lavaltrie
  • Lorraine
  • L’Assomption
  • Mascouche
  • Oka
  • Pointe-Calumet
  • Rosemère
  • Saint-Eustache
  • Saint-Jérôme (including Bellefeuille, Lafontaine, Saint-Antoine)
  • Saint-Joseph-du-Lac
  • Saint-Sauveur
  • Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines
  • Saint-Sulpice
  • Sainte-Thérèse

Cities and territories with minimal transport fees (generally 5$, certain conditions apply):

  • Bois-des-Filion
  • Laval
  • Mirabel – Domaine Vert, South and North
  • Mirabel – Saint-Janvier
  • Mirabel – Saint-Augustin
  • Prévost
  • Repentigny
  • Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac
  • Terrebonne (including Lachenaie and La Plaine)

For any sector other than those mentioned above, please contact us in advance to assess the possibility of a collection and the conditions relating to it, or to obtain the coordinates of our deposit site.

  1. Once you have trimmed your cedars, please place your trimmings and small branches for us to collect:In bulk: leave the scraps in a single pile accessible to a trailer.
    In bags: leave the bags at the edge of the house, visible to Arbressence employees, but away from garbage and green waste collection.
  2. Use our form or contact us by phone to schedule a pick up.
  3. A truck from Arbressence will arrive at your address within 48 hours * to pick up the trimmings. We will leave an explanatory leaflet at your door including a sample of pure cedar oil!* Certain conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

Anything that can be cut using a hedge trimmer (pruning of foliage) including trimmings and branches less than two and a half inches (2 ½ in) in diameter over a maximum length of three feet. It is important to make sure that the foliage is green when you call. The whole must include a minimum of 70% of foliage and a maximum of 30% of branches.

Amounts exceeding 2 yards of trimmings should be specified when calling in order to provide adequate vehicles. For branches, an additional fee may be added.

Generally, the trimmings can be kept for a maximum of 5 to 10 days depending on the storage conditions and outside temperatures (if the foliage is always green, it will be recyclable, but if it is completely yellowish or brown, it has lost its properties and therefore cannot be recovered). It is therefore important to get in touch with us quickly as as possible and as soon as you have finished trimming your cedars in order to ensure the maximum freshness of the trimmings.

It is possible to have whole cedars picked up under certain conditions. A fee may then be requested. Contact us for details.

A boiler heats the water to boiling point in order to inject the steam at the bottom of the cylinders. The steam then passes through the various levels (baskets) of fresh and compacted trimmings, to be then sucked by the radiator system (coil) cooled with water. This last step will have the effect of condensing the vapor to return it in the form of a mixture of water and oil (60% water, 40% oil). This mixture will be found in settling tanks to allow us to collect the layer of oil that floats above the water, the oil being lighter. The process takes approximately 6 hours in total.

We offer a wide selection of essential oils in bulk and packaging services upon request. Our products are available in sizes ranging from 1 kg to 200 kg. In order to benefit of our advantageous wholesale prices, simply create an account or log in, and head to the Wholesale section.

Although our essential oils are recommended for external use, we invite you to consult a health professional if you wish to use them for internal treatment and/or for a specific health problem, in order to know the different kinds of oils, their peculiarities, as well as the quantity required for the desired treatment.

Essential oils should not be used by pregnant women or young children. Consult your health care practitioner before using essential oils.

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