Donation bins are used to collect clothes and other second-hand items for reuse or recycling.
Only non-profit organizations with a head office or an establishment in Gatineau may have a donation bin in Gatineau.
A permit must be obtained from Ville de Gatineau for each location. Up to three bins may be set up in a given location. No permit is required if the bin is located on the property where the organization is carrying out its activities. There is a one-time fee of $60 for each permit.
A non-profit organization is defined as follows: “A legal person or associations constituted by letters patent in accordance with Part III of the Companies Act.” Social housing cooperatives are considered non-profit organizations.
Every location (or property) requires a separate permit. Thus a permit application is required for each location sought.
How to apply:
The application will be reviewed as soon as all of the required documents have been submitted and the fees have been paid. The fees are non-refundable.
Once the permit has been received, the organization can install its donation bin(s). The following information must be visible and legible at all times on each bin:
A permit will lapse if a donation bin has not been installed within four months after the permit is issued.
The permit is valid for one year after the date it is issued. To renew your permit at no cost, submit the following documents 30 days before the current permit expires:
The documents must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the documents are not provided, the permit will lapse.
For information about the by-laws concerning donation bins, consult (in French only) Règlement 839-2018 relatif à la gestion des matières résiduelles.
For questions or comments about donation bins or permit applications, make a request or call 311.
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 290,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.