Residual materials

In order to meet the new provincial government requirements, major changes to the waste collection service will be implemented as of January 1, 2019.

A new by-law on the management of residual materials was adopted on July 3rd, 2018 by the municipal council.

This new regulation includes three major changes.
 
As of January 1, 2019:
  • residents will be asked to sort their organic materials as part of the start of the door-to-door compost collection 
  • the frequency of collections will be modified
As of July 1, 2019
  • residents will be required to purchase a green wheeled bin with a maximum size of 360 liters and a maximum weight of 100 kg when filled.
 

 

All residential occupancy units are served by the municipal waste collection service, which includes the:

  • Recyclable materials;
  • Compostable materials;
  • Domestic and bulky garbage;
  • Bulky metal bulky;
  • Christmas trees.

New waste collection frequency

Please note that with the introduction of composting collection, the collection frequency is changed for 2019.
 
The frequency will vary from season to season. It is therefore important that you consult the new calendar. You can consult it, by clicking here.
Christmas trees will be collected through the door-to-door collection of residual materials during the weeks of January 7 and 14, 2019. You can drop them off with your recycling and composting.

 

 

New frequency

January to April

  • Garbage: 1x per month
  • Compost / Recycling: alternately every other week

Mai à Septembre

  • Compost: every week
  • Garbage / Recycling: alternately every other week

Octobre à décembre

  • Compost / Recycling: alternately every other week
  • Garbage: 1x per month
 

 

Compost

Compostable materials must be placed in the designated brown bin that has been distributed to you. There is no maximum limit on the number of items or volume of compostable materials put out on the street for collection.

If your brown bin is full and you need to have green waste*, you can use:
 
  • A biodegradable paper bag of a weight not exceeding 25 kg when filled
  • A container identified with a "V", weighing not more than 25 kg when filled
  • Any other container approved by the Municipality and the contractor
Please check the list below to find out what types of green waste are accepted. 
 

I already compost at home. How can the brown bin be useful for me?

If you’re already composting table scraps and green waste at home, municipal compost collection will fill in some gaps. The materials marked with an asterisk(*) on the list below can be a problem for home composters, whether you have an outdoor setup or a vermicomposter. So you can choose to just keep on composting at home and use your brown bin as an environmentally friendly way to get rid of the materials your system can’t handle. Municipal collection can also come in handy when you have an unusual amount of yard and green waste to deal with.

What do I do with table scraps and other household compostables?

Collect your household compostables in a specially designed kitchen catcher (available at hardware or big-box stores), or any plastic or metal container of your choice. Empty it regularly into your brown bin. To make things easier and more hygienic, you can line your kitchen catcher with small compostable paper bags, or your brown bin with large compostable paper bags. Paper bags can be purchased, or you can use folded newspaper.

Can I use plastic bags?

Sorry—all plastic bags are banned from your brown bin, even those marked biodegradable or compostable. This reduces program costs. However, paper or waxed bags designed for this purpose are accepted.

What goes in the brown bin?  

 

What goes in the brown bin? 

  • Coffee and coffee filters, tea and teabags*
  • Condiments*
  • Cookies, candles and desserts*
  • Dairy products*
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Fish and fishbones
  • Fruits and vegetables*
  • Herbs and spices
  • Meat, poultry, and bones *
  • Nuts and shells
  • Pasta,bread,grains and rice 
  • Pet food
  • Seafood and seashells* 
  • Vegetable fats and salad dressings

Soiled paper and cardboard

  • Paper handkerchiefs, towels and napkins*
  • Paper tablecloths, plates, cupts, etc.* 
  • Soiled cardboard food containers and packaging (e.g., pizza boxes)

Yard and plant waste

  • Cold ashes *
  • Garden waste (except certain noxious or invasive plants listed on the website)
  • Healthy or sick plants, indoor plants, and attached soil
  • Leaves and lawn clippings
  • Straw and hay
  • Tree branches less than 1 metre long and 12 millimeters thick*
  • Wood chips and sawdust

*Materials difficult to treat in home composters. Brown bin collection is your chance to get rid of them. 

 


Things you can't put in your brown bin

 

  • Cat litter and animal excrement

  • Certain noxious plants 

  • Cigarettes

  • Hair, finger- and toenails, fur, feathers

  • Household hazardous waste (HHW, such as waste oil, batteries, paint)

  • Dead animals

  • Diapers and personal hygiene products (dental floss, sanitary pads, cotton swabs, etc.)

  • Plasticized or waxed paper packaging (e.g., ice-cream containers)

  • Plastic bags (even those marked biodegradable, oxobiodegradable, or compostable)

  • Soil, sand, and gravel (except soil attached to plants)

  • Styrofoam

  • Textiles

  • Tree trunks and stumps

  • Vacuum-cleaner waste

  • Wood, cement, ceramics, and other CRD (construction, renovation, and demolition) waste

 

 

Collection schedule
 

New waste collection frequency

Please note that with the introduction of composting collection, the collection frequency is changed for 2019.
 
The frequency will vary from season to season. It is therefore important that you consult the new calendar. You can consult it, by clicking here.
Christmas trees will be collected through the door-to-door collection of residual materials during the weeks of January 7 and 14, 2019. You can drop them off with your recycling and composting.

 

 

New frequency

January to April

  • Garbage: 1x per month
  • Compost / Recycling: alternately every other week

Mai à Septembre

  • Compost: every week
  • Garbage / Recycling: alternately every other week

Octobre à décembre

  • Compost / Recycling: alternately every other week
  • Garbage: 1x per month
 
 
 
2019
The pick-up will be done from Monday to Thursday. However, for statutory holidays, the pick-up will be reported to the next day (see the 2019 calendar).
 
The waste and recycling collection is done Monday to Thursday, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
 
Please take note that your waste and recycling must be out no later than 7:00 a.m. Your garbage should be placed in sealed containers to prevent scattering by the animals.  
 
Here is the regular collection schedule :
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Apollo 
Barnes 
Beamish 
Beausoleil 
Booth 
Cadillac 
Chamberlin 
Champagnac 
Connor 
Daly 
De la Mine 
De la Montagne 
De la Paix 
Des Castors 
Du Lac 
Du Parc 
Du Vent 
Duguay 
Dunn 
Dupuis 
Eddie 
Fonyo 
Francis 
Hickey 
Hollow Glen 
Kelly 
Kingsmere 
Lacharité
Lac-Meech 
Link 
Martin 
Mary 
Mike 
Moore 
Mullen 
Notch 
Orama 
Pau 
Sherry 
Solitude 
Susan 
Swamp 
Tamarack 
Townline
Abri du Bois 
Centennial 
Church 
Côte d'un mille 
D'Auteuil 
De la Vallée 
Des Artisans 
Des Métiers 
Deschênes 
Du Barrage 
Du Manoir 
Du Ravin 
Du Roc Est 
Du Roc Ouest 
Fleury 
Gleneagle 
Hendrick 
Héritage 
Hudson 
Juniper 
Larouche 
Lilas 
Loretta 
Loretta Loop 
McNally 
Meredith 
Monhaffey 
Montée Juniper 
Montrose 
Olmstead 
Patrick 
Place Charles 
Place Juniper 
*Route 105 
(de Hull à Kirk's Ferry) 
Terrasse du Domaine 
Vallon 
Wallace 
Wright
Arthur 
Ashley 
Blackburn 
Boisé 
Borden Point 
Brock 
Bronson
Brown 
Bushnell 
Campagna 
Carman 
Cedar 
Cercle des Érables 
Chickadee 
Childs
Church (après voie ferrée) 
Club 
Cowden 
Crescent 
Croissant 
Cross Loop 
De la Carrière 
De la Rivière 
Des Pruches 
Des Pommiers
Ditchfield 
Drum 
Du Clocher 
Du Petit-Prêcheur 
Du Pont 
Du Pont Ouest 
Du Ruisseau 
Du Sentier 
Ferguson
Ferguson (partie privé) 
Forest Hill 
Ft. Cross 
Hellard 
Hicklin 
Hillcrest 
James 
Jasmin 
Jolicoeur 
Jonathan 
Kirk's Ferry 
Klomac 
Larrimac 
Léa 
MacDiarmid 
Macs 
Marie-Jo
McCarthy 
McDonald 
Minnes 
Mountainview 
Musie 
Musie Loop 
Nathaniel 
Ojai 
Peter's Point 
Petit-Prêcheur 
Pigalle 
Pine
Place
Ramsay 
Reid 
Rockery 
*Route 105 
(de Kirk's Ferry à Farm 
Point) 
Sarah 
Service 
Sherrin 
Shirley 
Southridge 
St-Clément 
Station 
Sumac 
Summerlea 
Thomas 
Tirconna 
Trillium 
Vivaldi 
Williamson
Adamson 
Addison 
Beauséjour 
Belle-Terre 
Bellevue
Boischatel 
Boisjoli 
Boland 
Burnett
Carnochan 
Chanterelle 
Copperhead 
David 
Davidson 
Davies 
De la Colline 
De la Source 
Des Cascades 
Descartes 
Des Corneilles 
Des Fleurs-Sauvages 
Des Hauts-Bois 
Des Lupins 
Des Muguets 
Dolgin 
Dompierre 
Douglas 
Du Verger 
E. Zapata 
Grant 
Image 
Inook 
Jenness 
Joyce 
Keewatin 
Laing 
Lilsam 
Lonergan 
Macintyre 
Maple Woods 
Maxwell 
Mill 
Montée des Cerisiers 
Montée Gabriane 
Muskoka
Nordik
Notre-Dame 
Old Chelsea 
Old Sawmill 
Padden 
Pawley 
Pelletier 
Preston 
Radapaw 
Scott 
Siiri 
Summit 
Taylor 
Throop 
Upper Adamson 
Valleyview 
Versant Sud 
Vincent 
Winnisic

 

Collection Calendar

Download the 2019 calendar.
 
 
By-law 969-16
 
This by-law is available in French only. For further information, please contact Manon Marenger at 819 827-1160 or by email at m.marenger@chelsea.ca
 
Download the By-law 969-16
Hazardous material

Conscious of the importance of an appropriate management of household hazardous waste in our community, the municipality negotiated an agreement with the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais.

 

Address : 28, chemin de la Pêche, Val-des-Monts.


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Hours of operations

In operation from May 1 to September 30, closed on holidays.
Days Open Close
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
1st Saturday of each month  9:30 a.m. 3 p.m.

Tel: 819-457-4086

Accepted Hazardous Products 

Kitchen Basement and Closets 
Ammonia Solvent-based Glues
Furniture Wax Paint Stripper 
Oven Cleaners Paints, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives and solvents
Fondue Fuel  Alkaline and rechargeable batteries 
Metal Cleaners 
Scouring Powder 
fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps*
Bathroom Garage or Storage Area 
Rubbing Alcohol  Hydrochloric Acid
Hair Colouring  Aerosols
Nail Polish Remover  Anti-freeze
Hairspray Swimming Pool Products
Medications Car Batteries
Toilet Cleaners  Propane Tanks
Nail Polish  Chemical Fertilizer
Salle de lavage Pesticides
Adoucissants Used Oil and their containers
Détachants-détersifs
Eau de javel

 

For more information, please visit MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais website. 

* You may find another deposition point by visiting http://www.recycfluo.ca

Services to dispose of hazardous waste for free

 

Products Addresses
Paint
Rona l'Entrepôt : 
777, boulevard de la cité blvd, Gatineau
165, boulevard du Plateau blvd, Gatineau
 
Motor oil Canadian Tire (max 25 litres)
 
Bulky items
 
Want to dispose of oversized items (household and garden furniture, etc.)? Place these items along with your regular waste. They will be picked up on the same day as your household waste.

For appliances and miscellaneous metal items, please place them beside your regular waste, on the day of household waste and they will be picked up the same day or a few days later with a different truck.

Before you call…have you thought of donating these items to charity?

Please note that we WILL NOT ACCEPT construction materials (gravel, earth, stone, concrete, asphalt shingles, etc.) or tree branches.
 
 
Recyclable Materials
 
Statistics confirm that 6% of recyclable materials must be sent to the landfill site because they are not included on the list of acceptable items or because they are contaminated (e.g. motor oil containers, excess grease in pizza boxes, etc.). To avoid contamination and odours, simply rinse lids and containers. Also, please wash your bin a few times a year to avoid contamination.
 
 
In the Spring of 2005, a new regional recycling facility operated by Cascades opened in Chelsea. 
 

Recyclable Materials - List of accepted materials

 

List of recyclable:

 

Paper and cardboard

Newspapers, flyers, magazines

Sheets, envelopes and paper bags

Books, telephone directories

Cardboard rolls

Cardboard boxes

Egg cartons

Milk  and juice cartons

Aseptic containers (Tetra Pak typetm)

Plastics

 

All containers, bottles, and plastic bags labeled with the following symbols:

                         *

 

Caps and lids

Bags and packaging films*

*Due of the difficulty of markets for recycling of these materials in particular, Tricentris encourage you to reduce your consumption and promote reuse before putting them in the bin.

Metal

Paper and aluminium containers

Bottles and aluminium cans

Cans

Caps and lids

Returnable cans

Glass

 

Bottles and food containers, regardless of color

Instructions:

Slightly rinse all containers

Only include papers and paperboard that are non-contaminated or non-waxed

To facilitate sorting, place shredded paper in a clear plastic bag.  Do the same for bags and packaging film (bag bags).  For all other material, leave them pell-mell into the recycling bin

Group metal hangers in packages

Dispose of all items identified by the No. 6 and all those who do not have the recycling symbol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the list of other recyclable materials and the places where you can dispose of them, at your expense.Instructions :

  • Do not leave papers in a plastic bag (eg, Publisac)
  • Do not tie the papers           
  • Fold boxes                                                                                                                        
  • Empty boxes of their packaging                                                                                              
  • Rinse all containers                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Do not put containers in a plastic bag                                                                                      
  • Discard items that have no recycling symbol                                                                                
  • Discard straws and caps                                                                                                                      
  • It is not necessary to remove labels, but they will be recycled if they are detached from the cans                                          

 

 

Tires (if tires come with rims, there will be a cost of 2$/each),

used oil, car batteries,car metal: 

Pièce d'auto Gatineau
861 Vanier Rd
Gatineau, Qc
J9J 3J2

819-682-3525

Hours of operation
8am to 5pm

Biomedical waste: Local pharmacies accept syringes and drugs
Dead leaves and 
grass clippings:
Leave your grass clippings on your lawn. Dead leaves and grass clippings could be placed in your wooded area or in your compost bin. 
Used clothing Mental impairment: boxes located at Couche Tard, 35 du Barry Rd, Gatineau; Boulevard Fournier at Bériault, Hull; Garage MacEwen, corner of Vanier and McConnell Roads, Aylmer. 
Ink cartridges (printers): Bureau en gros 

Cellular phones:

 

 Electronic devices :

Bell Mobility outlets throughout the region and at Town Hall

3R Québec Inc.
455 Louis-Riel St
Gatineau, Québec
819 635-8899

Pressure treated wood, 

construction materials: 

Dry material depot, windows and doors.  Price will vary depending on quantity.

135, chemin St-Antoine, Val-des-Monts 819 568-0770. Open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. until noon.

 

Entreprise Myral, 815, rue Vernon, Gatineau (Aylmer sector) 819-772-0120 (price will vary depending on quantity).  Open Monday to Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Cedar branches and clippings:

Cèdres recyclés ressources integration
312 Saint-Louis Street Gatineau, QC J8P 8B3

819 205-3232

Rechargeable batteries: 

Town Hall (reception area)

We accept rechargeable batteries that wiegh 5 pounds or less and cellular phones.

Non-rechargeable batteries Chelsea librairies (Old Chelsea and Hollow Glen). From May 1 to Septembre 30.

 

Special collections


Deposit of trees branches

Here are the dates for deposit of trees branches at municipal garage (119, chemin Scott):

May 26, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

October 13, 2018, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Recycling of Christmas trees

The Municipality of Chesea invites residents to drop off their natural Christmas trees between January 1 and 14, 2018 at the following locations: 

Chelsea Sector: 
Chemin de l'Hôtel de Ville, near the Fire station

Farm Point Sector: 
Chemin de la Rivière, near the ice rink

Hollow Glen Sector: 
Chemin du Parc, near the ice rink 

Signs will be installed to show you where to put your trees