Flood update: Regular and special collections, re-opening of all streets to local traffic and closure of the relief centre for flood victims
Gatineau, May 12, 2023.
– All streets are now open to local traffic, with the exception of heavy vehicles. In addition, Gatineau will collect construction, demolition and renovation materials as part of a special collection, along with sandbags.
Now that streets have reopened, flood victims are invited to check on the condition of their home to determine whether it is habitable. Any flood victims who have not registered to date and who require help from the Red Cross have until 8 p.m. tonight to register at the relief centre for flood victims. After that, the centre will be closed, but the Red Cross will continue to offer its services to those who registered, depending on their needs. Flood victims who have not registered by 8 p.m. tonight will be able to call 311 if they have any questions, like everyone else.
Residual materials collection
|●||Containers have been placed in various locations in lieu of collection by trucks for the May 12 recyclables and compostables collection on the following streets: Jacques-Cartier, Montgolfière, Prince-Albert, Saint-Louis between autoroute 50 and rue Moreau, Ernest-Charron, Saint-François-Xavier, Blais, Corriveau, René, Oscar and Adélard. They will remain in place until 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.|
|●||Garbage and compost collection for chemin du Fer-à-Cheval will be replaced by containers and brown bins for the Monday, May 15 collection. The containers and brown bins will be in the following location from 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 14 to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 15:|
- In the chemin du Quai boat launch parking lot.
Special collections of construction, demolition and renovation materials for flood victims
|●||Starting May 15, flood victims will be able to dispose of construction, demolition and renovation materials in roll-on-roll-off containers placed in various locations according to their needs.|
|●||This collection is only for construction, demolition and renovation materials generated by work related to the flooding.|
|●||This collection will run for approximately six weeks. Gatineau will be in charge of emptying the containers throughout that period.|
|●||Materials must be temporarily stored on the flood victim's property, not on the street. Residents are responsible for loading the materials into the containers.|
|●||Municipal employees will be driving through the streets to check on residents' needs.|
|●||Residents who would like to have a container placed close to their home can call in a request to 311 once their materials are ready to be loaded.|
|●||Sandbags will be collected on May 18 and 25. After May 25, residents will have to take their sandbags to the waste transfer centre.|
|●||Residents who would like to dispose of their sandbags must notify Gatineau by making a request to 311.|
|●||Soiled bags must be placed on the street, along the curb, so as not to impede the movement of cars and emergency vehicles.|
|●||Sandbags must not be left on sidewalks, in driveways or on lawns.|