Bulky and construction waste
Major changes have been made to the collection of residual materials since July 15, 2018. Consult the Updates section.

Bulky waste is any residual material that is too big to be placed in containers for collection: furniture, tree branches, mattresses, softwood lumber and construction waste.

Information about collections

Until July 15, 2018:

Bring them to the ecocentre or offer them to an organization. The other option is to have them collected with regular household garbage to be sent to the landfill site. Note: metal bulky waste will not be collected with household garbage.

Leave your bulky waste at curbside or next to the household garbage on your regular garbage collection day.

Starting on July 15, 2018:

Bulky waste and construction residues will no longer be collected along with household garbage.

  • Reuse: You can donate any metal or electronic bulky waste that is in good condition to an organization that will pick it up at your home. That free service will start on July 16, 2018. It is being offered through a partnership between Ville de Gatineau and the following two social economy organizations: La Relance Outaouais inc. and Les grands frères et grandes sœurs de l'Outaouais inc.
  • Special collections: Gatineau will also introduce four special collections for bulky waste and four special collections for construction residues annually. Those collections will begin in October 2018. For units with curbside collection, the authorized limit on the amount of bulky waste and construction residues will be one cubic metre per special collection. For buildings with courtyard collection, the limit will be 5 m3, regardless of the number of units in the building. Bulky waste and construction residues must be placed curbside for collection, even in the case of buildings with courtyard collection. For special collection schedules, go to 2018 Collection Calendar.
    • Construction residue special collection: Construction residues are items that are to be recycled as construction material and that cannot fit into a waste container (wood, wood pallets, gypsum, etc.). Construction residues must be clearly visible and not packaged. Small construction residues may be placed in an open cardboard box. Bagged construction residues will not be collected.
      Examples of construction residues: wood, wood pallets, gypsum, etc.
    • Bulky waste special collection: Bulky waste items are those that are going to the landfill site and that cannot fit into a waste container. Bulky waste must be clearly visible and not packaged. Bagged bulky waste will not be collected.
      Examples of bulky waste: mattresses, couches, plastic or broken furniture, carpets, etc.
  • Ecocentres: The Gatineau ecocentres accept metal bulky waste, construction residues and certain items that are in good condition (reusable). Access to the ecocentres is free for Gatineau residents and property owners (proof of residence is required). For locations and hours of operation, go to Ecocentres.
    • Waste transfer station: Between special collections, bulky waste intended for the landfill site may be left at the waste transfer station upon payment of the appropriate fee.

Accepted and not accepted materials with household garbage

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