Compostables are collected weekly for units that pay the residual materials levy.
Place your brown bin or your other containers 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. Bins and containers must be removed from the curb no later than 9 p.m. on collection day, as per municipal by-law.
Collections take place between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. If your container 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.
Gatineau provides a brown bin on wheels and a kitchen bin to every occupied unit included under the compostables collection service. Those bins belong to the municipality.
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.
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.
The owner of or tenant/occupant responsible for the unit must mark the address in the space provided for that purpose on the bin provided by Gatineau. Bins must be kept clean and checked for leakage by the owner of the unit.
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 bin).
Brown bins on wheels belong to the municipality.
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.