First compost week a success

Par Vicky Girard
First compost week a success
(Photo : Michel Thibault)

No less than 70% to 80% of Roussillon MRC citizens participated in the first compost collection during the week of September 30.  

Vicky Girard Translation Dan Rosenburg

’’It’s certain that people did not expect a participation rate of 100% for the first week,’’ noted Nicolas Chaput, director of management service of residual materials. ‘’Many waited for the collection to be held every two weeks to take part, but the majority of the people got on board,’’ Chaput remarked, proudly.

He adds that the numbers are preliminary results from a team on the field which in some manner is supervising the composting of the citizens. The quantity of the materials collected will be made known in a month or two, he informed

According to what the MRC has observed, the directives of what materials should be placed in the brown bin were well respected.

‘’It seems we had very few contaminants among the materials collected,’’ Chaput specified.

MRC reminders

-The leaves from trees are accepted in the bin and in the bags. There is no maximum of bags;

-Plastic bags are not accepted; only paper bags are permitted;

-Animal excrements and litter are accepted in plastic bags. Binding  litter for roads and litter for birds are not accepted.

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Sorry, but you wrote the dog exraments are accepted in plastic bags…is it not suppose to be paper?

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This is such great news! On my street about 30% of the bins were out and there were even more out on nearby streets in my neighbourhood. I think this is a pretty good rate for the first week.