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Waste and Recycling

Domestic waste, recycling, hazardous household waste, and oversize items will be collected by the Municipality between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday for the whole region.

Bins must be placed curbside on waste collection day. Bins may be set out at 8 p.m. the day before waste collection day at the earliest and must be removed, at the latest, 12 hours after this day.

Domestic waste includes all waste material that is not recyclable, not recoverable, and not dangerous; that will be either disposed of in a waste landfill facility or incinerated; and that is in compliance with the By-Law respecting the landfilling and incineration of residual materials (chapter Q-2, r. 6.02) of the Québec government’s Environment Quality Act.

Such waste also includes pet droppings as long as they are placed in double plastic garbage bags.

Domestic waste must be placed in a wheeled (preferably) green bin provided by the Municipality at the owner’s expense as set out in the by-law on setting rates for goods, services, equipment, and certain requests.

Total average amounts must not exceed 80 kg (176 lb.) of waste per week per residential unit. Contents of a wheeled bin must not exceed 100 kg.

Recycling includes all glass containers, plastic, steel, types of paper, boxes, and other items accepted by the materials recovery facility.

Recycling must be placed in a wheeled blue bin provided by the Municipality at the owner’s expense as set out in the by-law on setting rates for goods, services, equipment, and certain requests.

Contents of a wheeled bin must not exceed 100 kg. There is no maximum amount of recycling that can be picked up.

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Yard waste includes grass, Christmas and other trees, branches, leaves, and garden waste (plants, flowers, weeds, etc.).

The Municipality does not currently have a contract for yard waste pickup. All building occupants should minimize the amount of compostable material placed in domestic waste.

Oversize items are picked up on the same schedule as domestic waste.

Oversize items include, but are not limited to:

• Household appliances: stoves (electric or gas), refrigerators and freezers (with coolant removed), washtubs, washing machines, dishwashers, dryers, household electric or gas (propane, natural gas, etc.) devices, ovens, and similar appliances

• Electrical devices: televisions, DVD players and other TV accessories, computers, radios, and similar devices

• Other types of oversize items:
o Beds, couches, box springs, and mattresses
o Furniture, small rugs, bathtubs, showers, washbasins, toilets, and other items discarded during spring cleaning, and all other discarded items
o Ashes in plastic bags
o Doors (no glass), metal shavings, bundles of branches less than 5 cm in diameter cut in lengths less than 1.2 metres
o Objects accepted in waste landfill facilities and for incineration as set out the By-Law respecting the landfilling and incineration of residual materials (chapter Q-2, r. 6.02) of the Québec government’s Environment Quality Act, as well as used tires

All occupants who wish to dispose of hazardous household waste (HHW) and hazardous substances should put any substances in clearly marked containers and set them out for garbage or recycling pickup on dates set aside for this by the Municipality at the start of the year, in compliance with applicable provincial and federal laws.

The ecocentre at 28 Chemin de La Pêche in Val-des-Monts, Québec accepts certain types of household hazardous waste (HHW) and hazardous substances and rejects others. Both types are listed below. These lists are set by MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais and may change at any time. It is each resident’s responsibility to check with the Municipality regarding what waste items are accepted and proper procedures to prepare them for pickup.

HHW accepted: 

• Acids
• Aerosols
• Alkaline substances
• Car, alkaline, and rechargeable batteries
• Propane cylinders
• Fuel
• Ink cartridges
• Fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs
• Oils and lubricants
• Medication
• Oxidizing agents
• Paint
• Pesticides
• Tires without the rims
• Swimming pool products
• Reagents
• E-waste (computers, screens, printers, mobile phones, etc.)
• Solvents

HHW not accepted: 

• Arms and ammunition
• Cylinders of compressed gas
• PCBs
• Medical waste (articles 1 and 2 of the By-Law respecting biomedical waste)
• Domestic waste
• Radioactive waste
• Explosives and dynamite
• Compostable material
• Commercial or industrial waste
• Oversized tires (tractors, heavy machinery, etc.)
• Tires on rims
• Construction material
• Unknown products or damaged packaging

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All occupants who dispose of construction or demolition materials must take them at their own expense to a legally authorized landfill site.

Typical construction and demolition waste:

• lumber and wood used in finishes
• windows, including the frame and the windowpane
• doors, including frames, panes of glass, hinges, and handles
• mortar, pieces of cement, stone, and brick
• any type of insulation
• any type of vapour barrier
• roofing materials (asphalt shingles, metal shingles, other)
• steel or aluminum construction studs
• wardrobes and walls
• carpets and floor coverings.

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Occupants must acquire a wheeled waste bin at their own expense, as well as a trash bin. These wheeled bins must be green and have a maximum capacity of 360 litres. Blue recycling bins painted to be used as domestic waste bins will not be accepted. Domestic waste must be placed in bags before being placed in a wheeled bin.

Wheeled bins, containers, storage sheds, and oversized items must be kept on the property and set out curbside as stated in article 11.7, except in specific cases as determined by the Public Works Department.

Wheeled bins, containers, storage sheds, and oversized items must be placed so as to not block traffic and to facilitate pickup.

Wheeled bins, containers, storage sheds, and oversized items must not obstruct snow clearing. Building occupants are responsible for maintaining and clearing snow from them.

Wheeled bins, containers, storage sheds, and oversized items must not be accessible to feral animals that may empty them or scatter their contents.

The Municipality of La Pêche reminds the public that by-laws 16-718 and 17-752 made mandatory the use of green wheeled bins of 240 or 360 litres for domestic garbage collection starting June 1st, 2017.
Note that if you do not comply with this rule, your garbage will not be collected.

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Waste Master Plan - MRC
The MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais has adopted on January 19, 2017, by-law 241-16, "Plan de gestion des matières résiduelles" (PGMR) révisé". This plan was approved by the ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques.