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Residual materials management plan
Residual materials management plan

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Gatineau's 2016-2020 Residual Materials Management Plan (RMMP) was adopted following extensive public consultations between the fall of 2014 and the fall of 2015. The Plan draws a portrait of residual materials management in the Gatineau territory, and covers five-years and 29 measures.


  • Reduce garbage discarded in Gatineau by the following proportions compared to 2013:
    • 45% in the residential sector;
    • 50% in the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector; and
    • 55% in the construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) sector.
  • Inform, raise awareness among and educate all producers of residual materials about best practices in residual materials management and the RMMP.
  • Achieve the residual materials recovery objectives set under the Québec residual materials management policy.

Québec residual materials management policy

  • By 2020, the following materials will no longer be accepted as landfill:
    • paper and cardboard;
    • compostables and biosolids; and
    • wood.
  • By 2020, the following materials will have to be recovered:
    • 70% of recyclables;
    • 100% of compostables and biosolids;
    • 70% of construction, renovation and demolition residues; and
    • 80% of aggregates (concrete, sand, gravel and pebbles).

Measures to help achieve those objectives

  • reduce the amount of residual materials generated at the source;
  • maximize the reuse, recycling and valorization of residual materials; and
  • avoid sending materials to the landfill.




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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