Gatineau to implement new limits for garbage disposal

By Kelly Ann Speagle, Ottawa Citizen, March 15, 2018

Gatineau residents will be expected to reduce the amount of their bi-weekly waste disposal to 120 litres starting July 15.

On Tuesday night, Gatineau city council approved new rules to the municipal collection service with the intent of banning large volumes of compost and recyclable materials that make their way into the trash.

The city plans to fine households that exceed the 120-litre limit.

Apartment dwellers will also be encouraged to begin composting. The city plans to visit apartment units and assess the number of bins and containers needed, as well as a location for them.

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