Recyclables are collected every two weeks from residential units with curbside service, and once a week from multi-unit residential buildings and condominiums with dumpsters.
All recyclables can be placed in one bin: containers, packaging and print paper, cardboard, plastic, glass or metal. They can be placed in 360 litre blue bins on wheels, small 64 litre recycling bins (green or blue), recycling containers in multi-unit residential buildings or condominiums, transparent plastic bags or cardboard boxes.
Bins may be stored outdoors in the side yard or backyard at least one metre from the property line. If you live in a townhouse with no side yard, you may store your bins in the front yard.
On collection day, place the blue bin next to the other bins at the curb or on the sidewalk, with the wheels facing the house. In the winter, bins left at the curb or on the sidewalk may slow snow clearing operations.
Put your bins out no earlier than 7 p.m. the day before or no later than 7 a.m. on collection day. Collection is between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. If your bins have not been emptied, submit a request.
Height: 112 cm (44 in)
Width: 73 cm (29 in)
Depth: 87 cm (34 in)
Property owners, tenants or occupants of units with municipal collection should write their address in the designated space on the bins on wheels provided by Gatineau. They are responsible for ensuring that bins and collection tools remain clean and waterproof through regular maintenance.
If you do not have a bin on wheels, you can order one by submitting a request. Bins will be delivered to you at no charge, along with a start-up kit and instructions on taking part in this collection.
Bins on wheels with the Gatineau logo that are provided for the collection of compostables are Gatineau's property. Dumpsters with the Gatineau logo that are provided for recyclables are also Gatineau's property.
However, dumpsters authorized for the collection of household garbage (garbage cans, bins) belong to the property owner, and must be appropriate for the type of collection.
If your bin on wheels is damaged, broken or stolen submit a request. Property owners are responsible for covering the cost of repairing or replacing bins that are broken by the property owner, tenant or occupant of one of the units. The cost of replacing stolen bins will be covered by Gatineau after an investigation.