Information session on Residual Materials in December 15th
The Provincial government is no longer allowing composting sites to receive compostable bags except for paper bags. This constraint comes from the possibility that the closed bags can generate odor problems according to the Ministry of the Environment.
We ask citizens who use this type of bag to gradually start using other methods such as:
– Wrap your materials in newspaper or line the bottom of your countertop bin with newspaper
– Use paper bags
– Line the bottom of your brown bin with cardboard
March 31st, 2019 will be the deadline from which compostable starch bags (compostable plastic) will be banned.
We understand that this change in habit can discourage the composting of organic matter. However, we are reminding citizens that the use of the brown bin (in addition to domestic composting) allows a significant reduction in material sent to the landfill, which is costly and generates environmental impacts. Sorting organic matter from waste is essential, especially since the government’s goal is to ban it from the landfill in 2020 and that the rebates based on our performance allows a reduction on your tax bill.
An information session on residual materials offered by Carole Delaître is scheduled for December 15th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. This meeting will discuss the new instructions on compostable bags and give you tips for sorting your residual materials. Please sign up before December 13th: firstname.lastname@example.org or 450-292-3313 ext 8.