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A reference about what to do with your waste!
How are your table manners? Do you know when to starting eating? Which spoon to use first? What to do with your napkin?
Good manners now extend all the way to the kitchen and start with what waste you throw in your bin.
The importance of sorting food waste is already something that's taught in schools, so don't be surprised if your kids, or even your grandkids, tell you what to do! This is exactly how organic waste collection will become a good habit and a normal part of our everyday lives.
Your participation in the organic waste collections is a concrete gesture for the environment, for your children and for future generations to come.
Longueuil is testing out organic waste collections!
Starting in September 2017, more than 3,000 households will be asked to participate in a pilot project in three sectors of the city. Until June 28, 2018, citizens in the target areas will have their organic waste collected weekly, at no cost to them.
Why collect organic waste?
- To reduce the amount of garbage sent to landfills
- To reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- To produce compost that enriches the soil
- To improve the environment
What is organic waste?
All materials that decompose are considered organic waste. They are grouped into two broad categories: food waste (fruits, vegetables, meat, table scraps, cardboard and paper soiled with food, etc.) and green waste (dead leaves, grass clippings, gardening waste, etc.).
How will you participate in the organic waste collection?
The goal of the organic waste collection is to pick up food waste to avoid sending it to landfills, instead allowing it to be turned into compost and returned to the earth.
A small, brown 45-L bin is used for the collection. Since the bin is mainly used for food waste, it doesn't need to be very large.
Simply place your table scraps in the brown bin, wrapped in newspaper or in the paper bag specially designed for this purpose. The contents of the brown bin will be collected once a week.
Meanwhile, you should continue to place green waste at the curb during green waste collections, which will continue every two weeks according to the current collection schedule.
Why a pilot project?
To find out more about citizens' habits, listen to their concerns during the project, and come up with the best possible collection service for the entire city by 2022.
The pilot project targets buildings with 1 to 8 units, meaning single-family homes and multiplexes. Apartment buildings with nine or more units are not targeted by the initial pilot project.
The pilot project targets sectors with a high concentration of single-family homes and multiplexes (2-8 units). Apartment buildings with nine or more units are not targeted by the initial pilot project.
The sector bordered by boulevards Des Ormeaux, Béliveau, Roberval Est, and Roland-Therrien, comprising 1,146 residences, has been selected.
Greenfield Park borough
A total of 919 homes in the sector located between rue Regent and rue Kipps, and between avenue Victoria and rue Campbell have been selected to participate in the project.
The sector bordered by montée Saint-Hubert, boulevard Davis, rue Howard, and boulevard Kimber, comprising approximately 945 residences, will take part in the pilot project.
For all the sectors covered, the collection takes place every Thursday.
You're not covered by the pilot project but want to take part?
You have two options:
- Two voluntary waste drop-off points are now open:
- 777 rue d'Auvergne, Vieux-Longueuil
- 6355 boulevard Maricourt, Saint-Hubert
- You can compost at home by purchasing a composter at a reduced price during Longueuil's Journée verte in late April. For more information, visit the Composting page (in french only).
This section of the website will be updated as the pilot project advances.