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Ecocentres and waste transfer centre
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Ecocentres and waste transfer centre
Ecocentres and waste transfer centre


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.

Waste transfer centre

Household garbage, bulky waste and certain recoverables can be dropped off at the waste transfer centre. There may be a fee.

Permanent ecocentres and waste transfer centre

Address and hours of operation

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, during a visit to the ecocentre or the waste transfer centre:
All materials must be sorted ahead of time. A limited number of vehicles will be admitted at any given time. People must maintain a distance of two metres from each other. If possible, it is best to opt for street pick-up during regular or special collections.

Rates and accepted materials

The fee for residual materials dropped off at the ecocentres and the waste transfer centre depends on the user, as per by-law 61-2006 on fees for goods, services and activities offered by Ville de Gatineau.

There is no limit on quantities for residents. Other users are limited to one load, which is the equivalent of 1 m3, or the contents of a 2.44 x 1.22 x 0.3 metre (8 x 4 x 1 foot) trailer.

Payment methods: credit card, debit card or cash.


  • Be sure to sort your items before dropping them off at the ecocentre or the waste transfer centre so that you can unload them more quickly and safely.
  • You are responsible for manually unloading your items. The attendants are not required to help you. If you think that you will need help, then bring someone with you.
  • Dump trailers may only be used for rubble and asphalt shingles.
  • Gatineau reserves the right to refuse any load of construction residues mixed with household garbage or other items that are not accepted.

Mobile ecocentres (pilot project in the Aylmer and Buckingham sectors)

In 2021, a mobile ecocentres pilot project is launched in the Aylmer and Buckingham sectors to make it easier for all residents to access the ecocentres.


  • Saturday, May 29, 2021
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021

Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Aylmer sector:

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

Buckingham sector:

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

Who can use the mobile ecocentres?

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

Commercial vehicles with lettering or an F plate, as well as entrepreneurs accompanied by a resident will be deemed small businesses and will be turned away.

Rules and sanitary measures

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.

To prevent the propagation of COVID-19

  • A two-metre distance must be maintained between people.
  • Everyone on the site is required to wear a face mask.
  • To avoid cross-overs, there will be a separate entrance and exit.
  • Drop-off stations will be separated by more than two metres.
  • Only one vehicle at a time will be admitted to a station.
  • Residents will have to unload their own materials from their vehicle.
  • Residents are asked to come on their own or with no more than one helper. If there are children in the vehicle, they must remain there while the aduts unload their items.
  • There will be a hand disinfectant bottle at every station.

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.



About Gatineau

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.

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