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Events 2018

INFORMATION SESSION ON RESIDUAL MATERIALS IN DECEMBER 15TH

INFORMATION SESSION ON RESIDUAL MATERIAL
Saturday, December 15, 2018, by Carole Delaître at the Potton Township Town Hall, 2 Vale Perkins, Mansonville.

New policy regarding compostable starch bags:

As of March 31, 2019, compostable starch bags (which look like plastic bags) will no longer be accepted in the brown bin. The alternatives to the compostable starch bag are:

  • Pack your material in newspaper or line the bottom of your countertop bin with newspaper
  • Line the bottom of your brown bin with cardboard
  • Use paper bags

Why it is important to use blue bins (recyclable material) and brown bins (organic material):

  • Sorting recyclable and organic material gives them second life which in turn avoids pollution from landfil and the production of virgin material.
  • Reducing landfill brings us more money, thus has an effect on our tax bill.
  • Putting trash or other non-compliant material in the blue bin or brown bin can contaminate an entire truck load that would them be buried. Do not put any object in the blue bin if you are unsure as this would only delay transportation to landfill.
  • Property owners must provide the correct information on the management of residual material of their dwelling (organic material, recycling, waste) when they rent the property.

Reminder: What to put in the blue bin:

  • Containers with a number from 1 to 7 written inside a triangle are accepted in the blue bin (except # 6)
  • Not every soft plastic (eg ordinary plastic bags, cellophane packaging, etc.) is recyclable. To find out if they go in the bin or not, stretch the bag or packagnig by pushing it with your thumb. If the plastic stretches easily, it means that it can be recycled. They must then all be put in a knotted transparent bag to prevent them from flying everywhere in the sorting center
  • Lenghty objects (eg rope, garland, etc.) can damage equipment in the sorting center; do not put them in the blue bin
  • Glass containers: Please remove the metal cover
  • Plastic containers: please rinse well and leave the lid or cap on

Other objects are accepted at the residual material drop off every Sunday between 1 pm and 5 pm at 5, West Hill Road:

  • Styrofoam foam (eg electronic and household packaging)
  • Christmas lights

 

CONFERENCE ON THE BATS SITUATION IN THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS

CONFERENCE ON THE BATS SITUATION IN THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS
Saturday, April 14th, 2018: Conference by Victor Grivegnée-Dumoulin, biologist at the Bat Conservation of Eastern Townships at the Town Hall of Potton, 2, rue Vale Perkins, Mansonville J0E 1X0
For more details about bats (in French only)

PEST CONFERENCE

PEST CONFERENCE
Saturday, May 12th at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall, 2 Vale Perkins Street, Mansonville.
Presenter and biologist Edith Smeesters will share tips on how to keep pests such as bee-tles, ants, slugs, caterpillars, etc., in check so you can enjoy your vegetables, flowers and homes in peace. The conference will be given in French with bilingual visual support and bilingual discussion at the end. For other information: http://edithsmeesters.org/

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