Baie D’Urfé gets Organic Waste Collection – Starts September

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Pointe Claire waste

The Town of Baie-D’Urfé is taking steps in the implementation of its new Organic Waste Collection Program for the residential sector scheduled in the fall. One step further toward a more greener and more responsible city.

Organic matter is made up of two main categories of residue including all cooked and uncooked table scraps such as fruits vegetables, meat, bones, bread, pasta, dairy, cereals, kleenex and paper towels as well as garden residue such as small branches, grass, leaves and flowers. Most cities have a list of what is accepted in organic pick up on their websites.

Kirkland, Dollard des Ormeaux, Dorval, Ste. Anne de Bellevue and Pointe Claire all have organic waste pick up each week. Organic matter is composted in industrial compost units diverting this matter from landfill sites. Industrial composting can handle meats and fats which are not compostable in at home compost units.

In the coming weeks, citizens of Baie D’Urfé will have the chance to notice certain promotional messages in town aimed at raising awareness and generate curiosity. The unveiling to the community of this important plan will be held as follow: Organic waste management and recycling programs are essential in order to reduce significantly the amount of waste going to landfills and allow regeneration of waste material into compost.

“I am convinced that citizens will welcome these changes in a positive way and that this program will be viewed as part of a new environmental approach and a new way of living for present and future generations! ” explains Mayor Maria Tutino.

The implementation of the new Organic and reen Waste Collection Program will begin in September. All citizens will receive a starter kit with all the necessary information to apply good practices. Until then, more information workshops are scheduled for August and will be announced on the Town’s billboard and website at www.baie-durfe.qc.ca, and in the municipal newsletter of the News & Views magazine. -30

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