Waste management – Pointe-Claire ranks second on the island
The Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, and members of City Council, are pleased to announce that Pointe-Claire has once again excelled in the area of waste management, ranking second among all cities on the island of Montréal.
“I am proud of these results, which just go to prove our common commitment to protecting the environment for current and future generations. We are constantly working on ways to make it easier for residents to take part in the various collections. These results demonstrate that our ongoing efforts are paying off and that we can rely on your exemplary cooperation,” said Mayor Trudeau.
In 2016, Pointe-Claire was second among all cities in the agglomeration of Montréal to have produced the least amount of household waste per person.
Pointe-Claire exceeded the 70% target for the recovery of recyclable materials, with a result of 76% and a 2% increase compared to 2015. This achievement positioned Pointe-Claire in second place on the island of Montréal. A new permanent collection point for polystyrene and number 6 plastic also made it possible to recover and divert from landfills over 3.9 tonnes of materials. This result was also achieved due to the gradual implementation of recycling collection on public property.
Pointe-Claire ranked second in terms of the recovery of construction materials, renovation debris and bulky items, surpassing the 70% target by 7 points to reach 77%. Ecocentre days, the door-to-door collection of bulky items and permanent access to the Saint-Laurent Ecocentre are helping to maintain and constantly improve these results.
Regarding organic materials, Pointe-Claire ranked third among 33 cities with a recovery rate of 55% compared to the target of 60%. The distribution of free composting bins and kitchen cones, as well as information sessions, helped to promote the participation of residents in this collection.
“We will pursue our efforts to improve our performance in 2017, more specifically with the gradual implementation of a organic materials collection for multi-unit housing and information sessions on household waste management. Congratulations on these results!” concluded Mayor Trudeau.
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