Residual materials management

For several years in Quebec, efforts have been made across the province, where regional county municipalities, municipalities, industries, businesses, institutions and citizens converge together towards more responsible management of their residual materials.

The Municipality of the Township of Gore attaches great importance to the protection of the environment, which is why we are counting on the responsible management of residual materials generated on our territory. In order to achieve this, we are working hard to continually improve the efficiency of our Ecocenter Les Voisins, which serves the municipalities of Gore, Wentworth and Mille-Isles. We also promote recycling and valorisation of our materials with our various collection services for recyclable and organic materials.

Also, the municipality participates in the Residual Materials Management Plan (PGMR) of the MRC d'Argenteuil whose fundamental objective is to make sure that only the ultimate residue reaches the bumping ground. This 2016-2020 PGMR takes into account the various issues identified by the Ministry of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change (MDELCC), which are:

  • Put an end to the waste of resources;
  • Contribute to the objectives of the action plan on climate change and those of Québec's energy strategy;
  • Empower all stakeholders involved in the management of residual materials.

The MRC has set several regional objectives for the 2016-2020 PGMR. These are :

  • Acquire knowledge about the management of residual materials (GMR) throughout the territory;
  • Mobilize the community to empower all stakeholders;
  • Find exemplary file holders to disseminate information;
  • Achieve all of the government objectives cited in the 2011-2015 action plan.
  • Garbage, Recycling and Bulky items

    The collection calendar can be found here.

    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:

    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 
    From the Victoria Day to Thanksgiving: SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY - 9HRS TO 17HRS 
    Thanksgiving to Victoria Day: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - 9HRS AT 5PM 

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


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Construction, renovation and demolition materials:

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


    • 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

    Recyclable materials (paper, cardboard, plastic, glass)

    Freon appliance

    * In its original container, without mixing.


    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).


    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:

    • Non-metallic 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.