Gatineau councillors call for emergency garbage pickup

By Amanda Pfeffer, CBC News Ottawa, August 23, 2018

As frustration over illegal dumping grows, Gatineau city councillors held a special council meeting Thursday to consider tweaks to new rules for garbage pickups, as well as extra curbside collections for bulk items.

Since new restrictions on garbage came in on July 15, one change in particular involving large items seems to have led to rampant illegal dumping of things like mattresses and couches.

The city has received numerous complaints about illegal dumping since the change. The resulting mess had several councillors at the meeting calling for an emergency clean-up.

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