Monthly Archives: March 2015

603, 2015

Electronic Waste and Batteries

According to the new ”Règlement sur la récupération et la valorisation de produits par les entreprises (Q-2, r.40.1)” *Law on the recycling and transformation of products by industry* we will no longer be able to collect your used batteries, ink cartridges or other used electrical items.

You can bring them over to :
• Écocentre Côte-des-Neiges: 6925, ch. […]

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603, 2015

Tips for a Green Moving Day!

Planning a green moving day is easier than you think! The Éco-quartier NDG has a multitude of resources at your disposal. Here are some tips to think of when you’re planning your move:

1) The Go Bac initiative:

Quebec company providing the rental of reusable plastic bins as an eco-friendly alternative to buying cardboard boxes. […]

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603, 2015

The Ecological Daycare in NDG

Join the movement! In addition to being good for the environment, becoming an ecological daycare is easy, economical and beneficial to the children’s health.

Here’s how:

1. Buy safe toys: Always avoid buying children’s toys made ​​with bisphenol A (BPA), a carcinogen which can increasingly be avoided (it is often marked on toys that do […]

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603, 2015

A Guide To Recycling

When is your collection?

Visit the City of Montreal’s recycling website to find out everything you need to know about your recycling date.

Holiday Pick-up Schedule

Ever wonder whether a pick-up has been cancelled on a holiday?  Here’s what you need to know for the holiday pick-up schedule:

  • Garbage pick-ups and bulky item pick-ups: There are no garbage pick-ups and […]
By |March 6th, 2015|Eco-Quartier News, Recycling|6 Comments
503, 2015

What Kind of Plastic Can be Recycled?

It’s common that we don’t know which plastic is recyclable or not. Every piece of plastic is manufactured using different grades of plastic, which is why we use special codes to identify them.

Plastic Nº6 :

Also know as polystyrene or styrofoam, this plastic is recyclable, but is not recycled in Montreal : it is a cost-benefit analysis problem. […]

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503, 2015

Trees Are Under Attack in NDG!

There is a threat facing an important tree species in Montreal, and all of North America – the Emerald Ash Borer. It is an insect that attacks ash trees, which make up 20% of all public-land trees in NDG-CDN. If a vast majority of these trees have to be cut down due to insect ravage, […]

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503, 2015

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

There are several items from around the house that should not be tossed into the garbage as they contain materials that can be hazardous to our health and the environment. These materials are referred to as Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and care should be taken when disposing of these items.

Managing your HHW

Leftover household cleaning products, […]

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503, 2015

Illegal Postering on Trees

Did you know you can be fined if you post a flyer on a pole, a tree or in a bus-shelter?

This kind of postering is illegal and it’s an eye-sore for the whole neighbourhood.

If your goal is to advertise your activity in NDG, why not contact the Eco-quartier for its list of community bulletin board scattered throughout the […]

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503, 2015

Water And Energy-Saving Products

Heating water accounts for up to 20% of your electricity bill. But there are several products on the market that can help you use less water and thus reduce the amount of electricity you use to heat it.

Those products include low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators. They make it easy to enjoy the benefits of energy […]

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403, 2015

Being responsible is part of being a dog owner!

Please make sure to bring little bags before taking ‘Spot’ for a walk. Proper disposal of dog feces is necessary to maintain a clean and safe environment.

In fact, dogs’ excrements can be a big problem in the city. Not only is it unpleasant, it can be harmful to the health of children playing outside because […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Cleanliness, Eco-Quartier News, Social Responsibility|0 Comments