Compostables are collected weekly from every type of residence.
Place your brown bin* next to the curb or the sidewalk after 7 p.m. the day before or by 7 a.m. on collection day. The wheels should be facing away from the street, towards your building. Place your bin on your driveway or on your property, not on the street or sidewalk, to avoid interfering with snow clearing operations.
Collections take place between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. If your bin has not been emptied, make a request. You can make a request between 6 p.m. on the day of your collection and 6 p.m. the following day. If your collection is on a Friday, you have until noon on Saturday to make your request.
* Surplus green residues can be placed in biodegradable paper bags or in bins clearly marked with a V (for “vert”). Plastic bags will not be collected.
Gatineau provides a brown bin on wheels and a kitchen mini-bin to every residential unit for compostables. Those bins belong to the municipality.
If you do not have a bin on wheels, you can order one by making a request. Your brown bin will be delivered to you free of charge, along with a starter kit and instructions (including a kitchen mini-bin).
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 bin in the front yard.
If your brown bin is damaged, broken or stolen, call 311 or make a request. Property owners are responsible for paying the cost of repairing or replacing bins that were broken by the owner, a tenant or an occupant of a dwelling.
Food residues, including:
Soiled paper and cardboard, including:
Green residues, including:
When in doubt, consult DTRITUS to find out how to dispose of your items.
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.