However, Suzanne Verriolt, city councilor in Limoi and responsible for waste management and the environment, confirms that the city is working to make this offer mandatory from 2018 and will take effect by the end of 2021.
When we compare, we are sorry
In 2015, a survey Quebec Journal 42% of buildings with 30 or more units revealed that they do not have the necessary equipment … In 2021, there are no statistics to show that the result is better.
At Gatino, all home or multi-unit building owners must provide containers of appropriate size to store recyclable and compostable materials between collections, as well as appropriate tools.
A team of inspectors responsible for enforcing this provision is in the Environmental Service. Anyone who violates any of the rules will be fined and fined at least $ 300 for the first offense. If a recurring offense occurs, the minimum fines are doubled.
In Gatino, the company responsible for the collection of residues, Dericheborg, gives courtesy notice to residents and does not collect the bin if it finds that the existing material does not comply with the by-law. The city maintains a register of all addresses remaining courtesy notices and will intervene if a request is made at 311. If the city has evidence (photo or video) and it is possible to identify the culprits, tickets can be issued.
Hans Browlet, director of public affairs for Quebec’s property owners’ corporation, condemned the coercive practices. According to him, landlords should not maintain tenant membership. “For us, making residual collection mandatory is questionable. If it is mandatory, tickets will be given to the owners and not to the tenants.” For CORPIQ, the barrier is not acceptable. “The housing owner should not be fined or fined for crimes committed by other citizens under the guise of being tenants in the building he owns.”
Hans Browlet believes that depending on the configuration of the building it is necessary to make the tenants more responsible and move there case-wise.
Problems reported by recurring owners are more technical, especially the issue of cleanliness or insufficient space. The lack of volunteers to place the can on the street was also highlighted. “Small buildings do not require a janitor on site. There, we enter into some critical management. The owner does not want to move from one neighborhood to another, so it takes a responsible person. Unless everyone wants to recycle, but no one wants to be responsible for the bin,” the CORPIQ spokesperson summed up. .
“HLMs should be guided by example”
Office Municipal de Habitation de Quebec (OMHQ) is responsible for 11,000 housing units in HLM rental stock. Sebastian Oliver, director of organizational development, said the company has plans to green asset management practices. “We want to improve and provide more opportunities for our tenants to be more recyclable, which is very difficult to do right now,” Mr Oliver assured.
However, OMHQ has no position on coercion and says “apply the rules agreed upon by the Municipal Council”.
Jonathan Carmichael from the Office of Animation and Housing Information (BAIL) believes that social housing, such as low-cost housing, should be the best practice.