Eco­cen­tres wel­come mil­lionth vis­i­tor

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

The City of Sher­brooke is ex­tremely pleased to an­nounce that its eco­cen­tres have reached the mile­stone of one mil­lion visi­tors since their open­ing.

This highly sym­bolic num­ber was achieved when Alexy Gabriel showed up at the Rose-co­hen Eco­cen­tre on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 23rd, at the be­gin­ning of Que­bec Waste Re­duc­tion Week. To mark the event, the mil­lionth vis­i­tor re­ceived two gift cer­tifi­cates to­tal­ing $200 from two stores in Sher­brooke, Ecolobou­tique and Quin­cail­lerie Par­ent.

The City of Sher­brooke in­au­gu­rated the Michel-ledoux Eco­cen­tre, at 1000 Léon-tré­panier St., in 2003. Three years later, the Rose-co­hen Eco­cen­tre opened at 365 Pépin St, so that the east and west of Sher­brooke ter­ri­tory could be served fairly.

Thanks to the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Sher­brooke res­i­dents, more than 115,000 tons of ma­te­ri­als have been val­orized through th­ese two eco­cen­tres since their open­ing. Such ton­nage is equiv­a­lent to the quan­tity of ma­te­ri­als buried by the City of Sher­brooke over four years.

(COUR­TESY VILLE DE SHER­BROOKE)

Alexy Gabriel, the mil­lionth vis­i­tor to Sher­brooke’s Eco­cen­tres

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