Waste management plan: Encouraging 2021 Results to Achieve Objectives
SAINT-LAURENT, QC, June 29, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - At its public meeting on June 28, Saint-Laurent Council announced the highlights of the 2021 report on the borough's waste management plan.
"The effects of the pandemic are still being felt, but are gradually returning to normal. For example, there is a decrease in the tonnage of organic materials this year compared to last year, when containment forced a large portion of the population to stay home. Just as the increase in the tonnage of recyclable materials reflects the consumer habits developed over the past two years to favour certain online purchases. Overall, however, our annual waste management report shows encouraging results in terms of achieving the objectives we have set for ourselves, particularly in our 2022-2025 strategic plan and our 2021-2030 climate emergency plan. In addition, starting in the fall, we will continue to implement the collection of waste materials from residential buildings with 9 or more units as well as from industrial and commercial establishments. So our goal is clear: to significantly reduce the amount of waste materials sent to landfill sites."
Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent
About the borough of Saint-Laurent
A city established in 1893, Saint-Laurent became one of Montréal's 19 boroughs in 2002. Located north of the island of Montréal, Saint-Laurent is the largest borough of all, with its 42.8 square kilometres. Its population of over 100,000 is one of the most multicultural. With the borough having become a "sustainable municipal territory" in 2019, its Administration places sustainable development—and environment protection, in particular—at the heart of all its decisions: a challenge that is all the greater since more than 70% of its territory is devoted to industrial and commercial activities, with over 4500 companies and 110,000 jobs. In fact, it is home to one of Québec's main industrial and technological hubs. Already boasting great accessibility to the main highways and public transit, Saint-Laurent is getting ready to welcome 5 train stations within the new Réseau express métropolitain (REM) light rail network. And last but not least, with Saint-Laurent's two libraries, its Centre des loisirs (recreation centre), its modern Complexe sportif, its arena and some 50 parks, a wide range of services are offered in many areas of activity, such as culture, sports and recreation. In this way, Saint-Laurent's Administration ensures a high quality of life for families living in the borough as well as a stimulating environment for businesses.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent