Québec Waste Reduction Week – Pointe-Claire still first on the Island of Montréal for waste management
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, and the members of City Council are proud to report that, for a second consecutive year, Pointe-Claire is ranked first among cities on the Island of Montréal for waste management. This is great news to kick off Québec Waste Reduction Week, which runs until October 26.
“This achievement is a result of the many actions taken by the City as well as citizens’ strong commitment to sustainable development for the better of current and future generations, and I am very proud of this. It shows how important protecting the environment and proper sorting is to our community,” Mayor John Belvedere said.
Once again this year, several actions have been taken by the City to reinforce this commitment: a telephone survey on collection satisfaction, several home visits by the Waste Management Squad, a new grant for reusable hygiene products, a cork recycling program, and school workshops.
Moreover, in addition to taking advantage of the Circuit Zéro Déchet (zero-waste circuit) service, and recycling and composting waste more efficiently, many people made use of Ecocentre services and upholstered and bulky item collections. This has significantly reduced the amount of material going to landfill.
The City continues to implement its green actions and will soon give eight households the opportunity to participate in the Zero-Waste Challenge, an individualized and professional support project. The selected households will set targets for reducing their waste and will be introduced to the green way of life. Details will follow in the Living in Pointe-Claire municipal newsletter, which will be distributed in December.
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