Every one of us has an important role to play in reducing the quantity of waste buried in landfills. Sorting waste in order to recycle or compost it are efficient means to reduce garbage.
But why should we do it?
How should we sort our waste?
Via the 3-way collection: recycling - composting - burying
Materials involved in the cycle :
Paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, and metal. They should be put into the blue bin. Recycling is the first step of a sound waste management process.
The blue bin contains: paper, bottles, glass and plastic containers, aluminum plates, etc.
Collecting – sorting – recycling
Residual materials are transported to our plant in Chertsey, where they are sorted according to the type of material. Sorted materials are then transported to the appropriate processing plant to be recycled into new, usable materials.
Your beverage and tin cans, aluminum plates, etc. may become:
Your newspaper, magazines, milk cartons, cardboard boxes, etc. may become:
Your plastic bottles, caps, containers, etc. may become:
Your glass bottles and containers may become:
Most organic waste can be put into the brown bin. Composting is the second step in a sound waste management process.
Collection – sorting – transformation – sale
After going through the sorting process, the future compost is stored in a special tunnel to decompose during 21 days. It is then shredded and sieved before maturing for another 8-10 months.
The mature high-quality compost is returned to the community through the ecocentre.
Would you like to buy compost?
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Burying waste is the third step in the 3-way collection. The grey or green bin contains disposable diapers, cotton swabs, vacuum cleaner dust, etc.
Final waste (waste that cannot be recycled or composted) is transported to the nearest landfill and buried. The quantity of buried waste must be reduced as much as possible to protect the environment, since buried waste eventually produces lixivium that affects groundwater, and harmful biogas released into the atmosphere.
Unfortunately, we cannot recycle or compost everything. That is why the best way to reduce garbage is to change our consuming habits.
I would like to know more about the Québec Residual Materials Management Policy - 2010-2015