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Residual materials management of the Town of Gaspé
In 1998, Québec Government adopted the Québec Residual Materials Management Policy.The goal of the Policy is to reclaim 65% of recoverable non-hazardous residual material a year by 2008. This policy forces us to review our waste management methods.
The Town of Gaspé has put in place differents ways to achieve this goal and they are all about the 4Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, referring also to Resource Recovery and safe disposal. It's a conscious way we can all be responsible about managing waste.
In order to apply those principles in a concrete way, the MRC of the Côte-de-Gaspé adopted a program for the management of residual material (PGMR) to elaborate policies, orientations, objectives and means to meet the national requirements.
Tools for residual materials management of the Town of Gaspé
Engineered landfill site
For free, taxpayers can dispose of the following residual materials
- Paint residues, batteries, rechargeable batteries, car batteries, used oil and oil filters, tires, ferrous and non-ferrous metal and household hazardous waste.
Collection of residual materials
Groupe Bouffard is the enterprise in charge of household waste collection following two schedules : one schedule for the summer and one schedule for the winter. During the summer, the collection is done once a week and every second week during winter time.
Groupe Bouffard is in charge of collecting recyclable materials. Collection is done once every second weekin both summer and winter.
Recyclable materials must be disposed of in the blue bins provided by the Town.
The Town of Gaspé, in partnership with the MRC du Rocher-Percé, operates a sorting plant for recyclable materials that is located in Grande-Rivière.
Recycling: for a better future for our children
For more information about collection of residual materials please contact Public Works Department.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
HHW are products that can be classified as toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive.They contain chemical substances that can harm our health and our environment.
Some examples of HHW:
- Pesticides and herbicides, automobile fluids
- Household cleaners and detergents
- Paints and solvents
- Motor oil and fluid
- Batteries (wet & dry cell)
Household Hazardous Waste Depot
In Rivière-au-Renard : 14, L’Entrepôt Street.
Please phone prior to your visit to make sure there is an employee available.
Municipal garage (418) 368-2104, ext. 8591
Free of charge, you can dispose of your HHW at the disposal site in Rivière-au-Renard (in specific containers):
- Used oil, filter
- Paint, solvant
- Aerosol products
The Town of Gaspé also holds an HHW collection in the beginning of June.
Household hazardous wastes are responsible for 80% of landfill contamination. They should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.
For more information on HHW: 368-0565
Domestic composting is a natural process through which organic material is converted into a soil-like product called compost.
Next time you rake up autumn leaves, don’t throw them away:
they make a great base for your compost !
Composting is an easy way to reduce the amount of household garbage by up to 40%. For our municipality, approximatly 6000 tons could be diverted from the landfill, which represents possible savings of approximatly $500,000 annually.
Subsidized homecomposters(value of $ 80) are availableat the reducedprice of $48 including taxes, at the City Hall, from the Public Works Department.
To buy a composter:
For more information about composting, please contact Sylvio Bourget:
Assistance counter for clothing, furniture, toys...
There is also an assistance counter operated by les Filles d’Isabelle where you can dispose of clothing, furniture, toys, ustensiles, pots, dishes,books, etc.
The counter is located at the Cathédrale.
Bulk garbage collection
The Town of Gaspé offers this service free of charge, twice a year, in spring and fall.
Accepted items, as well as the schedule are listed in public announcement of the collection.
Please note that such a collection is to help you dispose of bulky, cumbersome products that are not reusable or recyclable.