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Ecocentres and waste transfer centre

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Many of your recoverable and valorizable materials will be accepted at the ecocentres. Access is free for Gatineau residents. Proof of residence will be required. If you are a business representative or a resident of a neighbouring municipality, consult the rates and the list of accepted materials.

Waste transfer centre

Household garbage, bulky waste and certain recoverables can be dropped off at the waste transfer centre. There may be a fee. Consult the rates and the list of accepted materials.

Permanent ecocentres and waste transfer centre

Address and hours of operation

Fees and materials accepted

Fees for dropping off residual materials at an ecocentre and the waste transfer centre vary depending on the user and according to by-law 61-2006 on fees. As of January 1, 2024, residents and approved NPOs in Gatineau are entitled to three free loads of bulky waste annually at the ecocentres, a maximum of 2 m3 per load, per occupancy unit. A $9 fee will be charged for every additional load, for a maximum of 1 m3 per load, which is equivalent to the contents of a 2.44 x 1.22 x 0.3 metre (8 x 4 x 1 foot) trailer.

Small businesses are charged $9 for the first load at the ecocentre, for a maximum of 1 m3 per load.

Residents, small businesses and approved NPOs are charged the same fee for dropping off bulky waste at the waste transfer centre as they pay for household waste.

Accepted payment methods: credit card, debit card or cash.


  • For safety reasons, and to speed up unloading of materials, be sure to sort materials in your vehicle before bringing them to the ecocentre or the waste transfer centre. Asbestos must be transported in airtight plastic bags.
  • You are responsible for unloading your materials. Attendants are not required to help you. If you think you will need help, bring someone with you.
  • Tilt-type trailers are only permitted at the ecocentre for rubble and asphalt shingles.
  • Gatineau reserves the right to refuse a load of construction waste mixed with household waste or any not accepted material.

Mobile ecocentres

Aylmer sector

Paul-et-Isabelle-Duchesnay arena parking lot, at 92 rue du Patrimoine (access from promenade Wychwood)

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 5, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Buckingham sector

Parc McAndrew, at 170 rue John-F.-Kennedy

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 5, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Who can use the mobile ecocentres?

Only Gatineau residents can use the mobile ecocentres. Proof of residency will be required.

Companies bringing materials from their commercial activities will be refused.


The rules in effect at the ecocentres also apply at the mobile ecocentres.

  • In the interest of safety and to accelerate unloading, all materials brought to the ecocentres must be pre-sorted.
  • Residents are responsible for manually unloading their materials. The attendants are not required to assist them.
  • Gatineau reserves the right to refuse any load of materials mixed with household garbage or materials that are not accepted.

Accepted and not accepted materials


Not accepted

  • Appliances and other bulky items
  • Bulky waste
  • Construction residues
  • Dry materials
  • Household garbage
  • Metal
  • Wood

To find out how to dispose of these materials, go to DTRITUS.

* Electronics will be recycled in accordance with an agreement with the Recycle My ElectronicsTM program.



About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 292,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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