The Nation explains Waste recycling strategy

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

recyclingThe Nation Municipality hopes residents in Village Limoges will continue to reuse, recycle, and reduce waste in an effort to improve local environment. The Nation Municipality promotes backyard composting, operates a curbside multi-material blue box program, organizes hazardous waste events, and segregates waste at the Limoges Landfill Site.

Despite showing an improvement through “an aggressive recycling stategy,” The Nation Municipality’s “existing programs are interpreted to be below the provincial target, but its diversion rate is higher than most municipalities.”

The Nation Municipality’s waste recycling strategy was recently published as part of the 2016 Annual Operations Monitoring Report for the Limoges Landfill Site. The report was submitted on March 31, 2017 to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change District Manager and published to The Nation Municipality’s website.

In 2015, the municipality, in partnership with Recycle Action, further enhanced (its) strategy and started a recycling program at all landfill sites. This strategy has met with success and public support especially at Limoges landfill which serves a more urban area. This has been maintained in 2016 and will be further increased in 2017 with the future planned construction of two (2) Hazardous Household Waste depot/storage at both main landfill sites, the construction of a shelter for two (2) re-use areas, recycling of all clean wood product and initiatives to install recycling bins to all post offices and major post office boxes within the municipality.

Short-term recommendations in the WRS include reuse, reduction and diversion initiatives, such as increasing expenditure on promotion and education to support diversion programs, assessing collection operations to optimize them in the short term, determining the feasibility of a full user-pay system for garbage collection, the creation of a reuse area at the landfill sites and an environmental web page in order to promote a recycling strategy.

As explained in the report’s waste diversion/recycling programs, “the diversion rate for The Nation Municipality is presently at 27% by weight and 45% by volume, which is significantly higher than previous years and shows a steady progression.” The Nation Municipality’s diversion rates, however, “should be further enhanced with diversion of all reusable items and clean wood products in the near future and more accurate data from landfill sites.”

Local residents can read the full 40-page Limoges Landfill Site report on The Nation Municipality’s website, as The “Waste recycling strategy” is section 5.2.2 in the report, as prepared by The Nation Municipality and Golder Associates, Ltd.