Press release

Positive 2022 report reflects new habits adopted by the people of Saint-Laurent!

Published October 13, 2023 - 10:40 am

Saint-Laurent, October 12, 2023 – At its public meeting on August 1, 2023, Saint-Laurent Council released the highlights of the 2022 report on the borough’s Waste Management Plan.

“In 2022, the adoption of new waste management habits by the people of Saint-Laurent shows that they are gradually adopting the orientations of our borough’s 2021-2030 Climate Emergency Plan. This support for our plan distinctly reflected in a reduction of 1,607 tonnes of household waste and construction, renovation and demolition residues, while the number of occupancy units has increased by 3.9% from 2021 to 2022! I’m pleased with this result because our commitment is clear: we want to significantly reduce the quantity of waste sent to landfill sites. This reduction is perfectly aligned with the objectives of the Semaine québécoise de réduction des déchets (SQRD) from October 20 to 29. As this thematic week fast approaches, I am thrilled to see that Saint-Laurent will contribute by reducing the volume of waste it sends to landfill sites. I am counting on the people of Saint-Laurent and on our teams to continue this wonderful trend!” 

2022 highlights

  • The landfill diversion rate in Saint-Laurent was 37% in 2022, which was the same as in 2021.
  • A total of 34,018 tons of waste in all categories was collected in 2022 compared with 36,357 tons in 2021, representing a 7% drop.
  • In comparison with 2021, we note a 1538-ton decrease in household waste. This attests to the public’s willingness to better sort their discarded materials.
  • The borough introduced organic waste collection at an additional 2344 buildings with 9 to 20 housing units. 
  • The tonnage of organic waste collected in 2022 rose by 60 tons, increasing from 4819 tons in 2021 to 4879 tons in2022. Since 2015, the percentage of organic waste collected has increased by 141%.
  • According to the report on the introduction of organic waste produced by the Vertcité partner agency, participation rose to 52% at buildings with 9 to 20 housing units.
  • According to the analysis by VertCité’s organic waste sorting awareness officers, sorting was deemed adequate for 72% of bins at these buildings. 
  • In 2022, the agreement between the Ville de Montréal’s service d’approvisionnement and the Multirecycle company for the recovery and reclamation of single-use personal protective equipment (disposable masks) led to the installation of 17 disposable mask bins in Saint-Laurent. In all, 75,000 masks were collected and diverted from landfill sites.

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