Garbage management still improving
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.