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Revision of the Residual Materials Management Plan
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Revision of the Residual Materials Management Plan
Revision of the Residual Materials Management Plan

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As required under the Environment Quality Act, Ville de Gatineau has started revising its Residual Materials Management Plan (RMMP) for 2022-2028. The Act requires that regional municipalities, such as Ville de Gatineau, develop an RMMP for their territory and revise it every seven years.

What is an RMMP?

An RMMP sets out the management of residual materials throughout a territory, and includes:

  • an inventory of the residual materials generated within the territory, whether from residential, industrial, commercial or institutional sources;
  • a statement of the orientations and goals set in accordance with the Québec residual materials management policy;
  • an implementation plan that promotes public participation and collaboration by organizations and businesses involved in residual materials management;
  • budget projections and an implementation timeline; and
  • a monitoring system for the plan.

Review of the 2016-2020 RMMP

Gatineau's 2016-2020 RMMP included 29 measures aimed at meeting the goals set under the Québec residual materials management policy.

Gatineau residents found themselves having to make significant adjustments to their residual materials management habits. Their efforts paid off, leading to Gatineau becoming the big city in Quebec with the smallest volume of ultimate waste per inhabitant in 2020!

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2022-2028 RMMP goals

The 2022-2028 RMMP will include the goals set out in the 2019-2024 action plan of the Quebec policy on residual materials management:

  • reduce to 525 kg or less the volume of ultimate waste generated per inhabitant;
  • recycle 75% of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal;
  • recycle 60% of organic materials; and
  • recycle and valorize 70% of construction, renovation and demolition waste.

In addition, the next RMMP will address the following major themes:

Main steps

Meeting with stakeholders, online questionnaire and survey for residents
Spring 2021

Adoption of the RMMP vision, orientations and goals by the Municipal Council
Summer 2021

Preparation of the draft RMMP
Summer-autumn 2021

Adoption of the draft RMMP by the Municipal Council for public consultations
Winter 2022

Public consultations on the draft RMMP
Spring-summer 2022

Tabling of the public consultations and any modifications to the draft RMMP
Summer-autumn 2022

Adoption of the modified RMMP by the Municipal Council
Autumn 2022

Transmission of the modified RMMP to the ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC)
Autumn 2022



For additional information, contact the RMMP team at

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 290,000 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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