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Waste and Recycling

Since January 2011 household garbage and recyclable materials are transported to the Gatineau Valley Residual Material Transfer Centre and Ecocentre located in Maniwaki. Household garbage is then transported from Maniwaki to the engineered land fill site in Lachute and recyclable materials are transported to the sorting center, Tricentris in Gatineau.

In order to cut cost related to transport and collection it is imperative that we reduce our waste production. The only way is by changing our habits to include actions like recycling and reusing but mostly the source reduction. One of the main objectives of the Quebec residual materials management Policy (2010-2015) is to reduce household garbage by 60%, therefore the municipality strongly promotes domestic composting.

Household garbage must be placed in closed bags in the grey rollout carts (240 Liters).

Recycling must be placed in the blue rollout carts (360 Liters).

See list of accepted items at the Tricentris sorting center : click here >>

The large articles (bulky items) are picked up by the same contractor who does the garbage collection; the items must be placed at the same location as your garbage, they will be picked year round following the same schedule as household garbage.
Accepted : home appliances, furniture, mattresses.
Refused : construction and renovation material, asphalt shingles, tires, dead leaves, branches, recyclable items including oil and paint, animal carcasses, vehicle parts and pieces, dangerous domestic residues.

You can disposed of all other waste like construction and renovation materials, asphalt shingles, concrete, tires, metal etc. at the Gatineau Valley Ecocentre located at 161, rue du Parc Industriel in Maniwaki 855-506-2007 or 819-305-2007.

Batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, Paint, filters and oil (including cooking oil) can be disposed of, at no cost, at the municipal office during regular business hours. Paints and oils must be in their original containers.

Electronics (computers, TVs, cellular phones etc.) can be disposed of at no cost at the Gatineau Valley Ecocentre located at 161, rue du Parc Industriel in Maniwaki 855-506-2007 or 819-305-2007.

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