April 19 2016

Rosemère takes concrete action for sustainable development

As of that date, the contents of residents’ 80-litrebrown bins will be collected weekly. Reflecting the environmental values of theTown and its citizens, this initiative seeks to significantly reduce thequantity of domestic waste directed to landfill sites.   
 
"EarthDay on April 22 offers me the opportunity of inviting all Rosemerites to combinetheir efforts with ours in addressing the responsible management of residualwaste and, in so doing, contribute to sustainable development in Québec, forthe benefit of current and future generations,” stated Madeleine Leduc.  
 
Theresponsible management of organic waste and its conversion into compost willhave a positive impact on the management of domestic waste (reduction) and thequality of life of residents. Furthermore, the pick-up of organic waste willmake it possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help meet Quebecers’objectives in the fight against climate change.  
 
"Onaverage, approximately 50% of waste generated in the home is compostable,”noted Mrs. Leduc, adding: "It is currently estimated that every home producesapproximately 125 kg of recyclable and reusable food waste. This significantquantity of organic waste can be converted into compost, part of which will beredistributed to residents, as it constitutes an excellent soil fertilizer.”   
 
Organicwaste includes all food residue such as fruits and vegetables, meats and bones,bread, pasta, coffee filters, facial tissues and paper towels. It also includesgreen waste such as herbs, lawn clippings, leaves and waste from flowerbeds andgardens. Residents will receive a full list of materials suitable for disposalin the brown bins when these are delivered in the fall. They will also haveaccess to a host of tools and resources designed to provide them with allrequired information. 
 

 
 Ms. Guylaine Richer, municipal councillor, Mr. Daniel Simoneau, municipal councillor, Ms. Madeleine Leduc, mayor and Mr. Jean-Philippe Lemire, Public Works Director

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