Vau­dreuil-Sou­langes Eco­centre ex­tends sum­mer hours

Que­bec one of top waste pro­du­cers

L'Etoile - - IN OTHER WORDS -

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.

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