Waste management is an increasingly important issue, not just in our daily lives but in all other areas of activity as well. During the past few years, a variety of practices and procedures have been developed in order to divert as much waste as possible away from landfill sites. It is with this in mind that we have promoted concepts such as the “4 Rs” (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover), are currently studying the introduction of an organic waste collection service and have developed methods of encouraging recycling.
These approaches also contribute to reducing the environmental burden associated with the use of raw materials to produce new goods. What’s more, the diversion of organic matter makes it possible to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from landfill sites, as well as the need to develop more sites.
Actions completed or currently being carried out with regard to this issue:
Subsidy program for household composting bins and free composting workshops
Increase in the number of green waste collections offered by the City throughout the year
Participation in increasing resident awareness during the Semaine québécoise de réduction des déchets (Quebec Waste Reduction Week)