Gatineau collects recyclable and compostable materials (including green residues), household garbage, construction residues and bulky waste. As well, you can request pick-up of reusable bulky items by calling 311. Aside from that, many materials can be brought to the ecocentres: electronics, construction residues and household hazardous waste.
Every unit or dwelling subject to the payment of the municipal levy for residual materials is covered by this collection service.
Non-residential establishments may also be serviced (curbside collection only) is the building is eligible for the collection service and if none of the units exceeds the volume of household garbage allowed under the by-law.
The following items may not to be included with household garbage: recyclables, compostables (including green residues), bulky waste, construction residues, bulky metal waste, tires, electronic and household hazardous waste.
Owners of residential or multiple dwelling buildings are required to provide their tenants with containers that are large enough to store their recyclables between collections, as well as the appropriate collection tools, as indicated in the by-law:
MINIMUM STORAGE CAPACITY FOR RECYCLABLES BETWEEN COLLECTIONS
|Number of units per building||Approved container||Minimum storage capacity for recyclable materials between collections
|No more than 360 litres||Dumpster|
|1 to 2||Yes||No||180|
|3 to 8||Yes||No||150|
|9 to 24||Yes||Yes||120|
|25 to 99||No||Yes||90|
|100 and more||No||Yes||60|
MINIMUM STORAGE CAPACITY FOR COMPOSTABLES BETWEEN COLLECTIONS
|Number of units per building||Approved container||Minimum storage capacity for compostable materials between collections
|No more than 240 litres||Dumpster|
|1 to 2||Yes||No||80|
|3 to 8||Yes||No||15|
|9 to 24||Yes||No||5|
|25 to 99||Yes||No||5|
|100 and more||Yes||No||5|
Anyone person who violates a provision of by-law 839-2018 (in French only) is committing an offence and is liable to a minimum fine of $200 for a first offense. However, the officer in charge of enforcing the by-law will issue at least three courtesy notices to an offender before issuing a ticket. The minimum fine is doubled for a repeat offence.
For additional information on this topic, click on the full by-law (in French only).
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.