128. The Community may establish, possess and operate waste disposal centres within or outside its territory, regulate the use thereof and sell the energy resulting from the operation of the centre.
From the time when such a waste disposal centre is in operation, no municipality in the territory of the Community shall grant or renew a contract for waste collection unless the method of disposal thereof has been approved by the Community.
Those municipalities may continue to operate, maintain and repair all the waste disposal centres already in operation or under construction on 1 January 1970 to such extent as may be provided in the regulations for carrying out the Environment Quality Act (chapter Q-2). They shall not, however, without authorization of the Community, allocate public funds to the enlargement of centres already existing on that date, or develop new ones.
The Community may, by by-law, compel the municipalities in its territory which possess waste disposal centres to make them available to other municipalities, for a compensation it fixes. The municipality which possesses the waste disposal centre may, within 30 days, apply for a review of the compensation by the Commission municipale du Québec.
1969, c. 85, s. 165; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1983, c. 29, s. 44; 1996, c. 52, s. 11.