Participation in Recyc-Quebec Joint Committee on Recyclable Materials

recyc-quebacCCC has been a member of RECYC-QUEBEC’s Joint Committee on Recyclable Materials since 2013. The Joint Committee’s mandate is to develop solutions to increase the effectiveness and performance of the curbside recycling system. As part of the Market Development Working Group, cartons have been identified as one of three priority materials. A project is being implemented to document the added value and costs related to the separation of cartons collected at two sorting centres in the province – Quebec City’s Material Recovery Facility, operated by Societe VIA, and Recuperation Frontenac, located in Thetford Mines. Sorting cartons from other fibre commodities maximizes their environmental and economic value and it is hoped that the results of this project can be leveraged to convince more sorting facilities in the province to adopt this practice, thereby driving the carton recycling rate in Quebec.

The successful proponent tasked with executing the project is WSP, in collaboration with NI Corporation and Deloitte. The project’s kick-off meeting was held May 24, 2016 and the project is expected to wrap-up by the end of September.