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Recyclable materials

Your recyclable materials that the Town collects are sent to the Tricentris sorting centre.

TIPS AND TRICKS

What is the connection between recycling and the 4Rs?

Recycling makes it possible to transform recovered materials into new products. It is part of the 4R principle, in this order: reduction at source, reuse, recycling, recovery (energy recovery and composting). Four ways to reduce the waste from our resources. The first R, reduction at source, is the most important. Why? The waste that pollutes the least is the one that is not produced.

Why is it important to sort properly?

Unacceptable materials placed in the blue bin can contaminate the other materials, increase processing costs at the sorting centre and jeopardize the second life of these materials.

To learn more about sorting and Tricentris

Checklist on how to recover materials: https://www.tricentris.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/aide-memoire.pdf

Video on the sorting steps:https://www.tricentris.com/dans-mon-bac/

Frequently asked questions: https://www.tricentris.com/faq/

What happens to the materials that you place in your blue bin?

The possibilities for materials that are placed in your blue bin are sometimes amazing. Did you know that the newspapers that you dispose of in your blue bin are used to make animal litter and that glass is used in making concrete blocks?

To find out morehttps://www.recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/citoyens/mieux-recuperer/que-deviennent-les-matieres-recuperees

What materials should I put
in my blue bin?

Here’s the rule of thumb: Sort well right from the start. In this bin, place containers, packaging and printed materialsrelated to one or the other of the following 5 categories of materials: paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass.

Paper and cardboard

• Newspapers, circulars, magazines

• Sheets of paper, envelopes and bags

• Books, telephone directories

• Cardboard

• Cardboard rolls

• Cardboard boxes

• Egg boxes

• Pizza boxes (not soiled)

• Milk and juice cartons

• Aseptic containers (Tetra Pak type)

Plastics

• Plastic containers, bottles and packaging identified by a triangle with numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7. Dispose of plastics #6 in the garbage as well as those without a recycling symbol.

• Stoppers and lids

• Bags and plastic wrap

Tip for plastic bags

• Make a bag of bags (including wrappers) and close it with a knot to make sorting easier.

Metal and glass

Metal

• Aluminum foil and aluminum containers

• Aluminum bottles and cans

• Tin cans

• Stoppers and lids

• Returnable cans

• Hangers (group them into packages)

Glass

• Food bottles and containers, regardless of colour

Please note: Not all plastic bags are recyclable.

How to know? If the plastic stretches, the bag goes into the blue bin (for example, grocery bags and sliced bread bags). However, if the plastic is stiffer and doesn’t stretch, dispose of the bag in the garbage (for example, rice bags or cereal bags).

2019 Town
Collections Calendar

For all waste collections, consult the Town’ s monthly calendar: ville.rosemere.qc.ca

Important note:

Your recycling bin belongs to the City and must therefore remain on site when you move. However, maintenance of the bin is the responsibility of the owner of the dwelling.

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