Québec Waste Reduction Week – Protecting our planet together
The City of Pointe-Claire is proud to highlight the commitment of its citizens to sustainable development, for the better of current and future generations, as part of Québec Waste Reduction Week, from October 23 to 31.
In its 2020 waste management report for the Island of Montréal, Pointe-Claire surpassed the government’s waste recovery targets.
Pointe-Claire recovered 78% of its recyclables and bulky items as well as construction and renovation waste, surpassing the government’s 70% target. For the recovery of organic waste, Pointe-Claire again surpassed the government’s target of 60%, with a result of 66%.
These impressive results demonstrate how important environmental protection and proper waste sorting are to Pointe-Claire citizens. These recovery percentages are calculated by the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal by estimating the percentage of waste recovered out of the total waste produced.
Due to the pandemic, the quantity of landfill waste on the Island of Montréal increased by 3%, while the percentage was 1.2% for Pointe-Claire, where landfill tonnage has steadily decreased over the last decade.
We congratulate the community and encourage everyone to continue their efforts, at home, at the grocery store, at work and at school, by properly sorting waste and reducing the quantity at the source.
Once again this year, the City pursued its efforts to support citizens’ commitment, in particular by renewing the grant for reusable hygiene products, adding recycling bins in municipal buildings for disposable security equipment and creating the Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Committee.
Consult the Zero waste page on the City’s website to read our environmental columns and find tips on how to reduce waste production.
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