Recyclables are collected every two weeks for residential units with curbside collection, and once a week for multi-unit residential buildings with a container loading area.
Place your blue bin* 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.
Collections take place between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. If your bin 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.
* Surplus recyclables can be placed in smaller 64 litre (green or blue) recycling bins, cardboard boxes, transparent plastic bags or garbage cans (on wheels or with handles) clearly marked with an R (for “recycling”).
Gatineau provides a blue bin on wheels or a container to every residential unit for recyclables. Those bins belong to the municipality.
If you do not have a blue bin, you can order one by making a request. It will be delivered to you free of charge, along with a starter kit and instructions.
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 blue bin on wheels 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.
In brief: paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass containers, packaging and print material can be placed in the blue bins.
Paper and cardboard, 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.