Waste and recyclables
Collection of residual matter (domestic waste and recyclables) is under the supervision of the MRC des Laurentides.
# 3 plastics and plastic bags (grocery bags, bread bags) and packaging films (cellophane - type) are now accepted in the green bin. Reminder
We invite you to visit Train de vie durable: a bilingual website about sustainable lifestyle maintained by the MRC des Laurentides.
An Écocentre was opened on August 27, 2012, located at 60, chemin de Brébeuf.
Garden debris can be brought to the Écocentre until May 31.
INFORMATION : The right waste in the right place and accepted materials at all ecocentres
The écocentre is a place that receives some materials refused at the waste collection such as construction materials, furniture, mattress, household hazardous waste, recyclables, electrical or electric devices and tires to ensure a recovery and thereby reduce the amount of waste landfilled.
Who can use the écocentre
The use of the écocentre is free for any resident of the MRC des Laurentides. The maximum quantity of waste accepted per visit is about a trailer of 4 inch x 8 inch. For larger amount or for construction contractor, you are invited to use a private site of materials deposit. None heavy vehicle is accepted on the site.
Keep yourself orderly!
Before showing up at the écocentre, you need to sort out your material. Once there, each will be in charge of his own material and will have to put it at the right place.
At the entrance, an employee will check your proof of residency, the amount of materials and if those are eligible. Then, the employee will show you up inside so you can deposit your material at the right place. However, the employees are not required helping you unload your materials.
The écocentre of Mont-Tremblant is part of the project of implantation of 9 écocentre by the MRC des Laurentides in collaboration with cities and municipalities of the territory among with la Régie intermunicipale des déchets de la Rouge (RIDR). This initiative of sustainable development is part of the engagement took by the MRC and the municipalities in 2009 while signing la Charte sur la reduction des matières résiduelles (convention for the reduction of the residual material).
The financing of the écocentre's construction come from the compensantion that the government of Québec refund to the cities and municipalities due to the performance of the recuperation of the recyclables materials. We encourage you to do something concrete and use your recycling bin and to bring your materials to the écocentre.
Participate in the RECYC FRIGO Environnement program
Were you aware that refrigerators and freezers 10 years old and older are huge users of electricity? Getting rid of them will allow you to achieve energy savings while doing the environment a good turn.
How? Just participate in the RECYC-FRIGO Environnement program. It offers free pickup of your domestic appliances on condition that your fridge or freezer is 10 years old or more, that it still works and is plugged in, and that it is 10 to 25 cubic feet in size. If your appliances fit these conditions, you just have to make an appointment by calling 1 877 493-7446 (FRIGO) or by completing an online form at http://www.recyc-frigo.com/en/index.html A specialized transportation company will come make a free pickup at your home. In addition, a $30 cheque for every recovered appliance (maximum two per household) will be sent to the owner within at the latest three weeks following the pickup of the refrigerator of freezer.
RECYC-FRIGO Environnement to do something green
The Ville de Mont-Tremblant supports this program and encourages you to actively participate. Besides having energy efficiency objectives, the RECYC-FRIGO Environnement program responds to a major environmental issue by recycling 95 per cent of the materials found in these recovered appliances. Participating in the RECYC-FRIGO program means saving energy and it's good for the environment, as well. To find out more, visit http://www.recyc-frigo.com/en/index.html
Dangerous domestic waste (Résidus domestiques dangereux (RDD)
You can get rid of dangerous domestic waste (RDD) at the Écocentre, located at 60 chemin de Brébeuf.
You must present a piece of identification that confirms the address of your residence in the MRC des Laurentides (tax bill, electric bill or driver's license).
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone that brought their dangerous domestic waste (résidus domestiques dangeureux RDD). Because of you, nearly, 20 tons of dangerous domestic waste was collected between 2008 and 2010. Recuperation of these toxic materials from landfills prevented the contamination of groundwater's.
Of these 20 tons, the percentage is divided as such
- 47 % for paint
- 9 % for used oil
- 19 % for pesticides
- 6 % for acids and bases
- 19 % for batteries
Rake less, composte more
In the fall, nature rids itself of whatever is becoming useless as winter approaches. As a result, the leaves fall to the ground. During the winter and spring, the dead leaves decompose and form humus, returning to the soil the minerals and other nutrients needed for the growth of vegetation. It's a cycle that has been in place since the beginning of time.
For too many years, mankind has tried to modify the cycle by busily raking the ground to get rid of this messy stuff. He puts the leaves in non-biodegradable plastic bags made from oil, and sends it all by trucks, which use fossil fuels, to a hole that's managed at great expense (the dump), filling the latter uselessly and prematurely. What's more, the liquid released by the decomposing leaves (lixiviat) has to be pumped out and treated before being released into nature to avoid contamination of the water table.
It's all right, of course, to rake a corner of the lawn to have a place to put the barbecue, tidy up the swimming area and around the garden furniture
However, the Ville encourages you to leave the greatest possible quantity of dead leaves and grass clippings on the ground. On the one hand, they will enrich your soil and on the other, leaving them in place will prolong the lifespan of our current dump site by sending as little as possible to the dump, particularly where compostable materials are concerned.
NEW: Door-to-door collection of dead leaves in Mont-Tremblant
Did you know that greenhouse gases produced by burying bags of dead leaves in a dump are very harmful to the environment? And it's a huge waste, as well, because natural decomposition of leaves creates compost. The Ville de Mont-Tremblant will therefore offer, again this year, door-to-door collection of dead leaves throughout its territory so that the leaves collected can be composted.
- Pickup date: Monday, November 4, 2013. NO leaf pickup will be done after this date.
- The bags must be placed on the road the EVENING BEFORE the pickup date
- The leaves must be in TRANSPARENT bags. Opaque bags of leaves will NOT be picked up.
- NO other type of waste is to be put in the leaf bags.
- Ten (10) bags maximum by adress.
The Ville de Mont-Tremblant strongly suggests that you keep a few bags of leaves to use in your composter.
Composting at home
Since 2007, citizens can benefit from training on the production of compost and buy a domestic composter to 50% funded by the City. Citizens will pay, therefore, in 2013, an amount of $35,72 (tax included).
Only the home owners have access at this progam. Please bring a copy of your tax bill. A single domestic composter will be given per property and it will be delivered to your home, an invoice will then be sent.
To obtain a domestic composter or training information, please contact the Service de l'environnement at 819-425-8614, ext. 2604.
Train de vie durable (Sustainable lifestyle, in French), a service of the MRC des Laurentides
Do you herbicycle?
Are you aware that in an increasing number of Québec municipalities, it's against the law to place green waste (lawn clippings, dead leaves, etc.) in the garbage?
Why? Because burying green waste in a dump, due to the greenhouse gases produced, constitute a kind of pollution as well as being a huge waste of a resource.
In fact, herbicycling, which means leaving grass clippings on the ground, provides protection of the lawn against diseases, retention of moisture in the soil and provision of a significant quantity of nitrogen to the soil. It's interesting to know, as well, that grass clippings and shredded leaves are an excellent source of nutrients for the soil.
Here's some advice that will have you herbicycling like a pro!
- Keep your mower at a height of about 6 to 8 cm. This height promotes deep roots and allows the lawn to be more resistant to dryness and drought.
- Cut the lawn frequently, leaving the clippings on the lawn. It's better than waiting and having to rake up the long clippings that could suffocate the lawn.
- Use the cut grass and shredded leaves as mulch by putting them around trees, bushes and vegetables to keep the soil moist and limit the growth of weeds.