Waste & 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) provided by the municipality. The gray colored bins are the only containers accepted for garbage collection, no garbage left around the bins will be picked up by the contractor.
Recycling must be placed in the blue rollout carts (360 Liters) provided by the municipality. Blue colored bins are the only accepted containers for the collection of recyclable materials, any additional items left around the bins will not be picked up by the contractor.
Large articles (bulky items) pick-up
Bulky items are residual materials too bulky to be placed in gray containers of 240 liters, in anticipation of their collection, such as furniture, mattresses and appliances.
In 2020, there will be two large-scale gatherings, the frst in spring, on Monday, June 8th, and the second in autumn, on Monday, October 5th.
Please leave your bulky items near the house until the day before collection. The items that will be picked up are: furniture, mattresses, all non-fixed and transportable furniture.
You can also disposed of bulky items and 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.