138. The Community may establish, possess and operate garbage disposal centres within or without its territory, and regulate the use thereof, and sell the energy resulting from the operation of such centres.
From the time when such a garbage disposal centre is in operation, no municipality in the territory of the Community shall grant or renew a contract for garbage collection unless the Community approves the method of disposal of such garbage.
Such municipalities may continue to operate, maintain and repair all the garbage disposal centres already in operation or under construction on 1 January 1970. They shall not, however, without the authorization of the Community, allocate public funds to the enlargement of existing centres, or develop new ones.
The Community, by by-law, may compel the municipalities in its territory which possess garbage disposal centres to make them available to other municipalities, upon payment of a compensation fixed by the Community and approved by the Commission municipale du Québec.
The Community may also provide its garbage disposal service to any other municipality outside its territory on conditions fixed by a by-law of the Community, approved by the Minister.
1969, c. 83, s. 170; 1971, c. 88, s. 26; 1977, c. 5, s. 14.