In its 2023-2029 Residual Materials Management Plan, Gatineau aims to optimize and enhance its network of ecocentres to make it easier for residents to access them. The planned measures include opening an ecocentre in the city's west end.
In order to meet the public's needs and expectations as fully as possible, Gatineau created a working group that will prepare recommendations.
The site being considered is on chemin Vanier, between chemin Pink and rue de Vernon.
The working group will address potential issues related to the location of the ecocentre, the project's anticipated impacts, and the mitigation measures to be set in place in this sector, which houses several industries, businesses and residences. The group will report its concerns associated with the project, and discuss solutions aimed at meeting the public's needs and expectations.
The group will meet a number of times throughout spring 2023. It will invite experts and stakeholders to submit pertinent analyses to provide an overview of the situation and assess the options in preparation for making recommendations to Gatineau.
The group consists of residents and representatives of businesses or industries located near the sector in question, of local groups and of Ville de Gatineau in order to get diverse points of view and interests. Its members were selected by a committee comprised of Gatineau municipal officials and local socio-community organizations based on the following criteria:
|Ville de Gatineau
|Ville de Gatineau
|Partners in the Aylmer sector
|Association des résidents du plateau
An ecocentre is a residual materials recovery and reuse centre. Residents and businesses can take their residual materials there for optimal recovery to protect the environment. All residual materials received at the ecocentre are then transferred to recyclers or other businesses for recycling, reuse or recovery.
Working group established
Working group operations
Working group recommendations submitted to the Municipal Council
Further to the recommendations of the working group, a number of steps will be required in preparation for the 2028 opening of the future ecocentre, in particular:
The timeline will be determined by the progress made and the outcomes of the different stages.
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.