Illegal dumping increases after Gatineau imposes garbage limit

By CBC News Ottawa, July 24, 2018

Some Gatineau residents say people are illegally dumping garbage on the edges of streets and even on other people's properties after the city imposed a garbage pickup limit last week.

Starting July 15, Gatineau households are not allowed to throw out bulky items and construction waste on their regular garbage day — one of the city's new rules designed to divert compostable and recyclable materials from its dump.

The City of Gatineau has received 27 complaints about illegal dumping since the bylaw came into effect. One complaint came from someone who said furniture was placed on their property.

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