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By 2020, organic matter disposal will be banned. Is your municipality ready? More and more municipalities in Quebec have started composting in order to comply with the objectives of the Québec Policy on Residual Materials. We can help your municipality make the leap to a greener future.
Composting: a definition
According to Recyc-Québec, composting is a type of biological material treatment that allows organic material to biodegrade using microorganisms that need oxygen to live. The product of such a process, compost, is obtained after the mixture has reached temperatures between 45 and 70 °C. Compost can thus be used as fertilizer to feed plants.
What to put in compost?
Unlike household composting, the composting we propose makes it possible to recycle more organic matter. There are two types of organic matter:
- Peels, peelings and remains of fruits and vegetables (cooked or raw);
- Grass (unless a specific grass recycling system exists in your municipality);
- Garden residues (prunings, weeds not seeded, etc.).
- Dead leaves;
- Coffee grounds (with filter paper);
- Pasta (without sauce);
- Nuts and pits;
- Shredded newspaper;
- Dead plants and dried flowers.
These substances can be used in household composting or put in brown bins to be collected by your municipality.
However, the following waste cannot be used for household composting and must therefore be disposed of in the brown bin. Indeed, only industrial composting (that we offer) can rid these matters of dangerous pathogens that they can contain :
- Animal residues such as dairy products and meat;
- Fats (vegetable oils, mayonnaise, salad dressings);
- Diseased plants or leaves;
- Seeded weeds;
- Animal feces;
- Materials contaminated with pesticides or hazardous products (treated wood);
- BBQ ashes and briquettes.
Environmental protection is at the heart of the debate. We only have one planet and it is essential to protect it to offer a greener future to the next generations. Moreover, by 2020, it will be forbidden to throw away organic matter! Compost is also a natural fertilizer to give the soil back the nutrients needed for plant growth. Finally, compost reduces greenhouse gases by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills.
Your municipality can become greener! The ball is in your court. Contact us!