The Big Cleaning

The Big Plateau Cleanup will take place from April 20 to May 5, 2024.

Every spring for the past several years, hundreds of residents participate in the cleanup of the streets, parks and bike path to collect the garbage that accumulated over the winter. The goal of the spring cleanup is to make the neighborhood a more pleasant place to live, travel and shop.

The Big Plateau Cleanup is an initiative of the Association des résidents du Plateau, in partnership with the City of Gatineau.

It is important to be aware of the risks associated with garbage collection. In particular, you must comply with all the safety instructions listed below:

    • Wearing gloves and hard-soled shoes is mandatory.
    • It is forbidden to go into the water.
    • You should only pick up household waste that can fit in a bag (example: paper, plastic bag, glass, etc.).
    • You should not pick up heavy, sharp or sharp objects (example: syringes, knives, etc.). If you see any, report it instead to the city of Gatineau by calling 311.
    • In closing, please respect the list of things NOT TO PUT in the bags: hazardous products such as liquid waste, chemicals, paints, petroleum products and products related to asbestos. Appliances and other electronic products, tires, propane cylinders and fluorescent bulbs are also prohibited. If in doubt about what can or cannot be put in the garbage bags, we suggest that you consult the City of Gatineau's Dtritus application.

To participate, follow these 2 easy steps:

1. Choose your area

Using the map below, choose the areas in RED or in BLACK that interest you. If you do not see the areas on the map, click on the icon at the top left of the map to display the menu and check or uncheck the boxes of the different areas to see them appear/disappear from the map.

2. Fill the form here

Tell us which area you would like to clean by filling out the form below. First come, first served! We will respond to you by email to confirm the reservation of the requested area, and will put it in GREEN on this map to let everyone know that the cleaning will be done in this area soon.

Closer to the start date of the Cleanup, you will be contacted about the distribution of cleanup kits and additional instructions as needed. You will have from April 20 to May 5 to pick up the litter in your area. You can do it with your family, friends or neighbors!

NOTE: Cleaning kits will be available until April 30.


Red area  = Available area, cleaning to do

Green area  = Area already covered by volunteers

Black area = Commercial space, cleaning to do

Looking forward to getting some fresh air with you!

The environment committee

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