Vaudreuil-Soulanges Ecocentre extends summer hours
Quebec one of top waste producers
The Ecocentre Vaudreuil-Soulanges if offering extended summer hours until the end of August, making it easier for residents of the region to get rid of a host of residual materials.
According to Ecocentre estimates, the average Quebec household creates a bit more than one ton of waste per year, a distinction ranking the province among the highest waste producers in the world.
It is also noted that it costs more than $1 million to send 20,000 tons of waste to a landfill. The aim of the Ecocentre is allowing the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC to save money while helping residents recycle many hard-to-dispose-of items.
How it works
Anyone living in one of the region’s 23 municipalities can visit the centre. An attendant will ask for identification like a driver’s license. Accepted items include: Asphalt shingles, asphalt, concrete, stone, sand and gravel, untreated wood, treated wood and plywood, electronics such as TV sets, DVD players, computers, and more, tires, furniture, carpets, mattresses, as well as hazardous household waste materials like paints, car batteries, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, and more.
Materials that will not be accepted include: weapons, biomedical waste, radioactive waste, organic goods, contaminated goods, and more. Anything under 12-cubic meters is free to dispose, while larger loads will include a processing fee.
The centre, located at 2800 Henry-Ford St. in Vaudreuil-Dorion, is now open every Thursday from noon-9 p.m. It also continues its former hours that include: Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For information call the automated Ecocentre infoline at: 450 455-5434. For a full list of accepted and non accepted items go to www.mrcvs.ca/en/ecocentre.