ÉEQ set up an Expert Committee on Curbside Recycling, which held its first meeting on June 16 in Montréal. The objective of the Committee is to cooperate with ÉEQ in developing information sheets on curbside recycling best practices specially designed for Quebec municipalities. A dozen themes will be explored to identify the opportunities with the greatest potential for reducing costs per tonne, improving the quality of recovered materials, optimizing services to citizens and increasing recovery rates.
The Committee is made up of a dozen representatives from local and regional municipalities of various sizes located in 9 administrative regions in Quebec, as well as ÉEQ’s team of curbside recycling experts who have extensive experience in various aspects of curbside recycling issues. The Expert Committee was created as a result of discussions during ÉEQ-organized workshops held across the province as part of its Curbside Recycling Best Practices Initiative.
Second workshop in Drummondville
In early June, the Best Practices team went to Drummondville to hold a second workshop in the Centre du Québec and Mauricie regions. The workshop included lively discussions on municipal curbside recycling issues and original approaches to raising public awareness. Special guest Marie-Caroline Bourg from EnvironRcube joined them to talk about incentive-based trash disposal programs.
Then, for the last workshop of the summer, our team met with participants from the Eastern Townships in Orford on June 14. On this occasion, Bénédicte Thérien from Université de Sherbrooke provided information on incentive-based programs. A third workshop in this region is planned for the fall of 2016.
Remember that these free workshops provide opportunities to municipalities to share their successes and challenges in providing residual materials management services in order to improve curbside recycling in the context of the particular issues and realities they deal with in the region.
Best Practices Workshops: Summaries are available online
For more information on the outcome of various Best Practices workshops, go to our website