08/10/2010

Minister Arcand issues the first charter of curbside recyclable materials collected in Quebec

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MINISTER ARCAND ISSUES THE FIRST
CHARTER OF CURBSIDE RECYCLABLE MATERIALS COLLECTED IN QUEBEC:

Recovering more and better in a less wasteful society 


The Minister of Quebec’s Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs, Pierre Arcand and RECYC-QUÉBEC have issued the first Charter of curbside recyclable materials applicable throughout the province. This move will improve both the quantity and quality of curbside recyclable materials collected and simplifies Quebecers’ task by standardizing the materials accepted for recycling.   

The Charter of curbside recyclable materials includes materials currently accepted by the majority of Quebec’s 36 sorting centres and for which there is a market, and provides some standardization throughout Quebec to improve the quality and quantity of the recyclable materials residents place in recycling bins.

Although applying the Charter remains optional for municipalities, they are encouraged to adopt it, promote it to their residents and, upstream, to amend their contracts with sorting centres so that the materials recognized in the Charter are accepted.

Read the press release (French only) >

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