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Residual materials management

  • Garbage, Recycling and Bulky items




    Ultimate waste

    Is considered an ultimate waste a residue that cannot be recycled, reused or composted, and which is therefore intended for landfill, for example:

    •     incandescent bulbs
    •     plastic items and containers with the recycling symbol ♸ or with no recycling symbol
    •     metallized packaging (potato chip bags, soft bar packaging)
    •     fabric softener sheets (e.g. Bounce)
    •     disposable broom sheets (e.g. Swiffer cloths)
    •     chewing gum
    •     litter and animal excrement
    •     cigarette butts and ashes
    •     plastic straws
    •     food wax paper
    •     sanitary hygiene products
    •     vacuum cleaner bags and their contents
    •     Styrofoam
    •     flexible plastic tubes (tubes of toothpaste, sunscreen, etc.)

    Recyclable materials

    The MRC D'Argenteuil has developed a website to help citizens achieve the objectives of the Residual Materials Management Plan (PGMR). On this site, you will find all the information you need to sort your waste and recyclable materials. The link to access it is as follows: https://www.3-2-1-0.com/quest-ce-que-je-fais-avec-ca/recyclables/

    Bulky items

    Once a month, there is a Large Bulky items collection. Bulky waste designates a residual material which can be defined as waste or reusable material having an additional management constraint due to its large size and/or its considerable weight. Bulky furniture and household items such as stoves, washers, dryers, couches, carpets, mattresses, empty oil tanks, water heaters, etc., as well as 1-meter bundles of branches are considered to be bulky waste. Refrigerators and freezers are not included because they contain halocarbons and must be transported to the municipal Ecocentre by the citizens themselves.
     

  • Location of the compost bins

    Organic material community composters are free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for all residents of the Municipality of the Township of Gore.

    How does it works? 
     

    1. Collect your organic materials and put them in a paper bag or in your brown kitchen pan.
    2. Go to one of our 7 municipal collection points.
    3. Put your paper bag in the container or pour it into the container.
    4. Close the container door to prevent animals from accessing it.

    Here are the locations of our municipal collection points for compost:

    CAUTION: No plastic, oxo-biodegradable or degradable bag is accepted.

  • Ecocenter - Good Neighbors

    The Good Neighbors Ecocentre is the result of a collaboration between the municipalities of the Township of Gore, the Township of Wentworth and Milles-isles. 
     
    Address: 40 Sideline Road - Gore, QC. J0V1K0 
     
    Schedule:   
     
    From the Victoria Day to Thanksgiving: SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY - 9 AM to 4:30 PM

    Thanksgiving to Victoria Day: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - 9 AM AT 4:30 PM 
     

    The Ecocentre is open on the following public holidays: National Patriots' Day (Monday before May 25), Labor Day (first Monday in September) and Thanksgiving (2nd Monday in October). 

    The Ecocentre is closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day (January 1st); Good Friday; Quebec National Day (June 24) and Christmas Day (December 25).

    WHAT IS AN ECOCENTER?

    The Ecocenter is a safe place designed for the recovery of specific materials, to reduce the disposal of waste by encouraging reuse, recycling and recovery. The Ecocenter is not a place to drop off large-item garbage residue that can only go to landfill.

    FOR WHOM IS THE ECOCENTER DESIGNED?

    All citizens of the Municipality of the Township of Gore,of Mille-Isles and of Wentworth may benefit from The Good Neighbours Ecocenter services for free. They can thereby contribute to responsible waste management and environmental protection.

    A proof of residence is required to use the Ecocenter, which can be:

    • A driver’s license with picture ;

    • A copy of a recent lease, tax bill or hydro bill along with the driver’s license with picture.

    Services are available to individual residents only, not to small businesses or contractors. Thus, the amount of materials accepted per visit is about 1.8 m3 equivalent to a small trailer 4’ x 8’ x 2’ and the back of a pick-up truck.

    The visits at the Ecocenter for the construction material or metal containers are limited to 6 per address per year.

    HOW DOES THE ECOCENTER WORK?

    Each user is responsible for:

    • Sorting the materials when loading it into his vehicle.
    • Ensuring that the materials are indeed accepted at the Ecocenter.
    • Transporting his or her materials to the Ecocenter.
    • Following the advice of the attendant once on site.
    • Sorting and dropping off his or her materials in the right places, as indicated by the attendant.

    RESOURCE CENTER AND REUSE

    A dome type building will be used as a resource center at the Ecocenter. Users are invited to drop off materials or objects that are in good condition for reuse by others. Whether furniture, appliances, building material or objects of any kind in good condition, the resource center is the ultimate tool for the recovery and reuse of these domestic surpluses. The visits to the resource center that aim to pick up objects are limited to 6 per address per year.

    MATERIALS ACCEPTED AT THE ECOCENTER

    Construction, renovation and demolition materials:

    • Wood and wood materials;
    • Aggregates (asphalt, concrete, brick and stone);
    • Shingles, gypsum and others.

    Metals

    • Information technology and communication products:
    • Desktops, laptops, tablets, and devices;
    • Display devices (TV, flat screen);
    • Printers, copiers, fax machines and multifunctional devices;
    • Video games and consoles;
    • Telephones, answering machines, cell phones and pagers;
    • Audio/video devices (DVD or VHS).

    Household hazardous waste:

    • Household paint including aerosols*;
    • Oil, oil filters and used oil containers including aerosols, coolant, antifreeze*;
    • Compact fluorescent lamps and fluorescent tubes;
    • Primary and secondary batteries.
    • Used tires without rims
    • Propane tanks
    • Freon appliance

    * In its original container, without mixing.

    MATERIALS REFUSED AT THE ECOCENTER

    The attendant has the right to refuse materials or objects that are not on this list.

    • Construction material that was not sorted or in large quantities;
    • Household waste;
    • Industrial hazardous waste;
    • Furniture, mattresses, carpets non reusable;
    • Boats;
    • Asbestos residue;
    • Animal carcasses;
    • Contaminated soil;
    • Weapons, explosives or ammunition;
    • Trees, branches and stumps;
    • Solvent, paint thinner, stucco, tar and tar based sealant;
    • Green residue (grass cuttings, fallen leaves, garden waste);
    • Lead acid batteries (car).

    LARGE-ITEM GARBAGE REFUSED

    The Ecocenter is not a place to drop off your large-item garbage that cannot be reused, recycled or recovered. These need to go to landfill and their collection is in accordance with the collection calendar established by your Municipality only. The large-item garbage items can be described as a waste product or a reusable material that have the additional constraint of great size or weight.

    Here is a list:

    • washing machines and dryers;
    • Couches, carpets and mattresses;
    • Boats;
    • Empty oil tanks;
    • Branches tied in a bail and with a maximum length of 1 meter.
  • The Dome - Resource center

    History

    The "Les Bons Voisins" Ecocentre was created with the collaboration of the municipalities of Mille-Isles, Wentworth and Gore. The ecocenter is a place designed to recover certain specified materials by promoting the reuse, recycling and bonnification of materials.

    In addition to the recovery of construction materials, hazardous household waste (oils, paint, freons), electronic devices, propane tanks and metal, there is a space within the "Les Bons Voisins" ecocenter where objects that are still in good conditions and can be offered to other people for reuse. This space is called the Dome. Since the summer of 2022, a team of dedicated volunteers has been sorting and placing items delived to the Dome up for sale at low cost. The Dome is a place where used and new merchandise is brought in by members of the poulation served by the Ecocenter and received for sorting, classification and resale to the population. The goal is of the Dome is to support the community.

    The mission

    In order to reduce our collective environmental footprint and provide the population with objects at low cost, the mission of the Dôme focusus on the collection of reusable objects in order to offer them to the population and give them a second life for the benefit of the community.

    Values

    The values are social, environmental and community oriented.

    Respect

    We foster mutual respect between volunteers, clients, municipal employees, partners and collaborators. Respect constitutes one of the foundations of interpersonal relationships and nourishes goodwill between people.

    Tolerance

    We are tolerant of differences, whether physical, intellectual or otherwise. Each person deserves their place and has something to offer others. We learn at all ages and from everyone. Like respect, tolerance is reciprocal.

    Unity

    Unity involves putting personal interest aside for the common good. Helping each other, belonging to a team, being able to count on each other, not only within the Dome team, but also with municipal employees, customers and other regional organizations and partners.

    Goals

    •      Help reduce costs related to the collection of residual materials by diverting useful objects from landfill sites
    •      Contribute to improving the standard of living of residents
    •      Help citizens by making available objects at lower cost and creating a place for social and community exchanges
    •      Contribute to and development responsible consumption
    •      Collaborate with other community or government organizations by donating items to poor or affected people
    •      Reinvesting income generated in the community through various social, economic or environmental projects.

    Opening hours 

    • Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from Patriots Day to Thanksgiving
    • Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving to the end of October.
    • Closed in winter from the end of October to the beginning of April (depending on the temperature).

    Selection of objects

    • Objects accepted at the Dome must be in good condition. They must be able to perform the function for which they were created. Electronic devices, power tools, objects with mechanisms and household appliances must be tested before being put up for sale.
    • Due to the risks associated with mold and the inability to pre-clean: no clothing is accepted at the Dome.
    • Due to the risks associated with insurance, no equipment associated with a safety standard and/or having an expiration date is accepted at the Dôme. Without being exhaustive, here is a list of equipment that would be refused: helmets of all kinds (cycling, skiing, construction, hockey, etc.), car seats and booster benches for children, construction boots, climbing equipment, diving equipment, swimming floats and life jackets.
    • No pressurized objects (cylinders) are accepted at the Dome.
    • No food is accepted at the Dome.
    • The quantity of objects accepted depends also on available interior space. If there is no more space available, the items must be refused or volunteers must quickly find another community organization wishing to take them.

    Price determination

    Prices are determined by volunteers and based on market prices for similar used items. As prices are determined by volunteers and are not voluntary donations, taxes must be applied to the gross revenue generated by the dome. Prices shown at the Dome include taxes.

    Volunteers have the right to negotiate with Dome customers in order to find a price that suits everyone. Prices should not be excessive and should be fair for everyone.

    Use of net income – Donations committee

    To ensure that the revenue generated by the sale of objects at the Dome is used for purposes related to the project's mission, a committee whose mission is to make recommendations to the municipal council regarding which community projects should benefit from Dome revenues. The committee is made up of:

    •      Two members of the municipal council
    •      Two volunteer members of the Dome
    •      A member of the community (an “impartial” citizen)
    •      A representative of the municipal administration (observer without voting rights)
    •      A representative of regional community organizations (observer without voting rights)

    The distribution of income generated must be done while respecting the mission, values and objectives of the Dome.

    Donation of objects by the Dome

    One of the primary objectives of the Dome is to contribute to improving the standard of living of citizens. Certain objects can be given to people in need or victims of a disaster (fire, flood, theft). Also, organizations such as the CISSS, the Centre d'Entraide or the daycare can ask for help from the donation committee in order to help beneficiaries of their services.

    Here is the full text of the policy governing the dome (in French) : Politique du Dôme - version 15 aout 2023.pdf