Lévis, April 28, 2015 – Lévis City Counsellor Guy Dumoulin and Jean-Luc Plante, Vice-President, Optimization, from Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) were at Anse Benson Park in Lévis for the installation of the 10,000th piece of recovery equipment financed by Éco Entreprises Québec’s municipal subsidy program.
The City of Lévis had the honour of submitting the project that resulted in marking the milestone.
“Back in 2008, Lévis was the first large urban centre in Quebec to obtain financial assistance from the Away-from-Home Recovery Program to purchase and install 88 recovery containers for our municipal outdoor areas. The initiative also gave us an opportunity to design a cover to fit containers already in place in our parks and better meet our needs. We are proud to say that we now have 461 pieces of recovery equipment in our public places so citizens can continue to recycle even when they’re not at home,” said Guy Dumoulin.
To date, this exceptional program has distributed $4.7 million to more than 50% of municipalities throughout Quebec, enabling them to install 10,300 pieces of recovery equipment in their public places.
“The ultimate objective of the program is to create the largest away-from-home recovery network in North America!”, added Jean-Luc Plante.
The Away-from-Home Recovery Program in public places has an $8 million budget financed in equal parts by voluntary contributions from ÉEQ as well as by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques via the Fonds vert.
Éco Entreprises Québec is a private non-profit organization that represents companies who contribute to the compensation plan for municipal curbside recycling services.
For more information:
Sophie Bergeron, Project Manager
Away-from-Home Recovery Program
Éco Entreprises Québec
514-987-1491, ext. 257