Tagged overflow garbage bags are now on sale
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Tagged overflow garbage bags are now on sale

Gatineau, September 4, 2019. – Tagged overflow garbage bags are now available in service centres and ecocentres. They can also be purchased online through gatineau.ca/dtritus.

As of September 15, 2019, household garbage that is not contained in a gray bin or tagged overflow bags will not be collected.

Quick facts

Tagged overflow bags can be purchased for $2.50 for a pack of five. There is an additional cost of mailing for online orders.
The only bags containing surplus garbage that will be collected are tagged overflow bags.
Surplus garbage must be packed in those bags and left curbside next to the gray bin. Tagged overflow bags are not meant to be placed in the gray bin.
As of September 15, 2019, only the contents of gray bins and tagged overflow bags will be collected as household garbage. A maximum of five tagged overflow bags will be allowed per collection per unit.
For additional information, consult gatineau.ca/dtritus.


According to a Léger survey, close to 70% of Gatineau residents are using gray bins for their household garbage.
Compostables, recyclables, construction residues and household hazardous waste are not to be mixed in with garbage.
In Gatineau, 50% of the contents of the average garbage bin still consists of recyclables or compostables.
The provincial government requires that all municipalities in Quebec reduce their garbage.

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Ville de Gatineau
Marie-Hélène Rivard
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Ville de Gatineau

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