Garbage man­age­ment still im­prov­ing

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Mem­phr/ma­gog

Last week, the Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC un­veiled its pos­i­tive re­port on house­hold waste man­age­ment in 2013. For a sec­ond year, the quan­tity of re­cu­per­ated ma­te­rial (15,834 tons) has been more than the quan­tity of ma­te­rial that went to the dump (12,413 tons).

In 2013, there was a 3 % re­duc­tion in the to­tal quan­tity of waste pro­duced. There was also a de­crease of 4% of ma­te­rial sent to the dump, com­pared with 2012. Also in 2013, ten of the MRC’s seven­teen mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties pro­vided a collection of or­ganic ma­te­ri­als (brown bin) for their cit­i­zens. In Pot­ton Town­ship, for ex­am­ple, the new brown bin collection, which be­gan in 2013, rerouted 83 tons of or­ganic garbage from the dump to the com­post­ing site.

One pri­or­ity for 2014 will be to get even more cit­i­zens into the habit of putting all or­ganic wastes in the brown bins. The MRC will also try to have more col­lab­o­ra­tion with the in­dus­trial, busi­ness and in­sti­tu­tional sec­tor, and the con­struc­tion, ren­o­va­tion and de­mo­li­tion sec­tor.

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