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Compostable waste

Handling of compostable waste: Confirmation of interest in collaborating with MRC de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau on the preliminary phases and planning of the expansion of the composting facility in Kazabazua, in MRC de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau.

One of the objectives of the Quebec Residual Materials Management Policy is to recycle 60% of putrescible organic waste. Management of compostable waste is the number one priority in the MRC’s revised 2017 Residual Materials Management Plan (RMMP). Likewise, one of the objectives in our strategic plan is to meet the government’s 2020 waste management targets. In April 2019, the council hired Solinov to carry out a study on the subject.

In August 2019, Solinov submitted its report to the Municipal Council, which presents a comparative analysis of two approaches to recycling organic matter in the Municipality of La Pêche: household composting and door-to-door collection of organic waste.The report recommends door-to-door collection of compostable waste and collaboration with MRC de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau on the preliminary and planning phases of the expansion of the composting facility in Kazabazua. After the expansion, MRC de La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau will have the capacity to compost all compostable waste from the Gatineau Valley and other neighbouring municipalities, including La Pêche.

By a resolution adopted in August 2019, the council confirms its interest in collaborating with MRC de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau, confirms its decision to implement a door-to-door collection system for compostable waste, and authorizes the Office of the Director General to take the necessary steps and actions to do so.


Decisions made and by-laws adopted:

  • By-law 20-809 for the purchase of composting bins, July 6, 2020
  • City Council Resolution asking the Union des municipalités du Québec to include La Pêche in its contract to purchase kitchen bins and mini-bins, March 2, 2020