Garbage and recycling in Verdun - Positive Response by Residents to New Collection Procedures



    VERDUN, QC, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - All in all, Verdunites responded well
to the new collection procedures implemented this week by the Borough. In
general, the residents put out their garbage and recycling bags on the right
day, in the right place. The majority of them also complied with the timeframe
for doing so in their sector.
    "I'm very satisfied with the results of the first week of the new
household waste collection procedures," commented Borough Mayor Claude Trudel.
"The residents showed great civic-mindedness in abiding by the new rules in
force and I would like to thank them very much," he made a point of adding.
    As it may be recalled, it was last August 22 that Mayor Trudel had
announced the implementation of new measures aimed at avoiding the foreseeable
contract renewal increases and at "making Verdun cleaner and greener".

    Each sector has its own collection day

    Since Monday, October 20, Verdun has therefore been divided into four
collection sectors, and each sector has its own collection day. In addition,
in order to prevent a substantial increase in costs related to the collection
and transportation of household waste, Borough Council reduced the two weekly
collections to one. Other measures-such as the timeframe for putting out
household waste, the special collection for bulky items, and the one for big
boxes in the commercial sector-were also introduced to ensure cleanliness on
Verdun territory.
    At the same time as these new measures, the recycling awareness campaign,
which has been under way for more than a year in each of Verdun's
neighbourhoods, has made it possible to get together with residents more often
and encourage them to recycle more.
    Ginette Marotte, City Councillor for the Champlain-L'Ile-des-Soeurs
district and chair of the standing committee on the environment, also had only
positive remarks to make on the residents' good response: "Verdunites have
proven that they are able to show openness and cooperation when asked to do
their share to improve our environment. I'm very proud of them and want to
thank them for supporting us in these efforts aimed at increasing recycling on
our territory and reducing the amount of garbage sent to landfill sites."
    Since this past September, residents have received a wide range of
information tools in this regard, as part of an intense communication
campaign. Residents who still have questions about the new household waste
collection procedures may consult the Borough's website
(ville.montreal.qc.ca/verdun), under Info-Collections, or phone the Accès
Verdun office at 3-1-1.




For further information:

For further information: Francine Morin, Responsable du protocole et des
relations publiques, Verdun Borough, (514) 765-7282, francine.morin@verdun.ca,
francinemorin@ville.montreal.qc.ca; Source: Verdun Borough,
(ville.montreal.qc.ca/verdun)


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