In an initiative completed in 2014, the Manicouagan municipalité régionale de comté of eastern Quebec (a regional county municipality) centralized the waste management processes of its eight local municipalities. Baie-Comeau, the region’s central hub, is now home to Manicouagan’s integrated waste management complex. The complex includes a transfer centre, an eco-centre, a reuse store and a community warehouse.
The Régie de gestion des matières résiduelles de Manicouagan (RGMRM), the residual materials management board for the Manicouagan region of eastern Quebec, began the project in 2011, to streamline the region’s collection, treatment and recovery of waste materials. The RGMRM oversees waste management for the region’s eight member municipalities: Baie-Comeau, Baie-Trinité, Chute-aux-Outardes, Franquelin, Godbout, Pointe-aux-Outardes, Pointe-Lebel and Ragueneau.