Côte Saint-Luc urges Montreal to proceed as quickly as possible with the construction of the new compost centre for the west end of the island

Côte Saint-Luc, February 7, 2013 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc is very pleased with the report issued today by the City of Montreal’s public consultation office recommending the construction of a new compost-treatment centre in St. Laurent. 

A new compost-treatment centre will allow Côte Saint-Luc and other west end and West Island cities and boroughs to send their mixed food and garden organic waste to be treated and converted to quality earth compost that could then be reused on the island. Côte Saint-Luc urges Montreal to proceed as quickly as possible with this project.

“Since Côte Saint-Luc is the first city on the island of Montreal to have introduced door to door collection of organic waste, we are very anxious to increase our output and to ensure that our organic waste is treated responsibly on the island,“ said Councillor Dida Berku, who is responsible for the environmental portfolio.

The model in Côte Saint-Luc has proven that residents are open to accepting organic waste collection, that it was relatively easy to implement and that we are very close to the provincial target among participating homes. Currently, we are piloting organic waste collection in a few multifamily buildings and would like to expand the program to more condos, townhouses and apartment buildings but cannot until new treatment sites are available. The city cannot achieve the provincial target of 60 percent organic waste diversion city-wide without having organic waste collection in multifamily dwellings.

“The new compost-treatment centre will reduce travel costs for the waste trucks, and will allow more cities and boroughs to divert, collect and send their organic waste to a centre where it will be properly treated,“ said Councillor Steven Erdelyi who is responsible for the public works portfolio.

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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org.

 
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