Limoges blue box recycling down in 2016

Posted on 30th April 2017 by monlimoges in Limoges & Forest,Village of Limoges

recyclingThe Nation Municipality has reported a decline in their blue box recycling in 2016. As noted in the 2016 Annual Operations Monitoring Report for the Limoges Landfill Site, The Nation Municipality “successfully diverted 925.39 tonnes of material from disposal during 2016 (which) is below the 998.02 tonnes in 2015, but comparable with the averages of the past five years.”

The 2016 total represents a 7% drop from 2015, but still 10% more than the 837 tonnes diverted in 2014. The 2016 report determines “that the lower than expected recycling of print paper due to downturn in newspaper medium is the major culprit for the lower number in recyclable material.”

The 2016 report also explains that The Nation Municipality “achieved a diversion rate of 27% by weight and 45% by volume, (but) the diversion rate is lower than the provincial target of 60% by weight, but a significant improvement from previous years and shows clear progression since 2015.”

Of note, the report applauds The Nation Municipality for “better recycling initiatives and data capturing procedures” in 2016.

In 2016, The Nation Municipality’s blue box operations cost $259,393, a 6.5% increase from 2015. Blue box collection cost $203,018 while blue box recycling cost $56,375.

Local residents can read the full 40-page Limoges Landfill Site report on The Nation Municipality’s website, as submitted on March 31, 2017 to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change District Manager. The “Waste diversion/recycling programs” is section 5.2 in the report, as prepared by The Nation Municipality and Golder Associates, Ltd.