By 2024 garbage will be collected every two weeks throughout the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
The mayor of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve announced through a press release on Wednesday that by 2024 household waste will be collected every two weeks across the borough.
“Every year, Montreal’s municipality sends enough waste to landfill sites to fill the Olympic stadium twice,” laments Emmanuel Rondia, director general of Montreal’s regional council for the environment. This is a big deal when you know that 85% of the materials that end up in our garbage bags can be recovered through another form of collection.
The Borough shall establish an Advisory Committee to oversee the implementation of the Sanitation Plan and Measure. Food waste collection will also be provided in all buildings where it is not already available.
The spacing of collection should allow “better personal management of residual materials” and encourage the population to “participate in the effort to collect organic materials” so that they can be reused.
The gap in household waste collection has already been studied for several months in two sections of the borough.
“The rate of participation in composting in the pilot sectors increased to 55%, while it was 36% in the neighboring sector that did not participate in the pilot project,” pointed out Mayor Pierre Lessard-Blaise of Mercier-Hochela. – Maisonneuve.
As a reminder, emissions from the waste sector, excluding its transportation, are the fifth largest generator of greenhouse gases (GHG).
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