208, 2018

What really belongs in the food waste collection (compost)?

Eco-quartier staff are often asked: What is really belongs in the food waste collection? The ans

wer: its not just food! There is a little bit of other waste that can be included in the brown bin and composted as well. For some, soiled cardboard and paper […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Composting, Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
905, 2018

Flower and compost distribution

Flower and compost distribution: May 26th 2018, 9:00 AM

Note : A proof of residency is required (driver’s licence, phone bill, etc.)

Also,don’t forget to bring your own container. 30L max per address.

By |May 9th, 2018|Beautification & gardening, Composting|0 Comments
703, 2018

Ecological Questions: fridge magnets

Would you like a fridge magnet to remind you where to look on-line for answers to your ecological questions? Would you like a sticker that reminds you what is and is not recyclable? Either one would be a handy reminder to stick on your fridge. Both are available free at your Eco-quartier NDG.

By |March 7th, 2018|Composting, Recycling|0 Comments
2102, 2018

Zero waste conference with Bea Johnson

She also discovered some strange habits that we have. In a typical closet we wear 20% of the clothes all the time, and the other 80% are ‘in case clothes’ (in case we are invited to a wedding, we have an interview, we finally lose that weight, etc). Bea only has full-time clothes, she donated […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Composting, Recycling, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
1402, 2018

How Eco-quartier became part of the Prevention CDN-NDG Family

The City of Montréal’s Environmental Program (Éco-quartier) was created in 1995, during Pierre Bourque’s term in office.  Originally, each of the city’s 51 electoral district had its own office with separate staff, offices and projects.  Each was administered by various locally established groups. Éco-quartier’s  mandate is to promote eco-civism and environmental education, encouraging citizens to […]

702, 2018

Tricks to avoid food stuck in the brown bins

Winter in Montréal, is not only the time of Christmas spirit, snow-scapes and ice-skating but also the time of staying inside, contriving how to stay in the underground system as long as possible and drinking hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.

It’s true, we can just stay in our warm and cozy homes, but there […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Composting|0 Comments
1511, 2017

Door to door rocks!

When I first started working at the Éco-quartier program, I was told that I would sometimes have to go door-to-door, promoting recycling and composting in particular. I was a little bit apprehensive. Weren’t people going to get angry with me for disturbing them at home? What if they were in the middle of eating dinner, […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Composting, Recycling|0 Comments
1111, 2017

No yard waste in food waste bin

The new food waste collection is in full swing in NDG. Residents are putting out their brown bins every Thursday & Friday (depening on which part of the borough that they are in). The amount of garbage put out has been drastically reduced by the new food waste program, great news for the environment!

The Éco-quartier […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Composting|0 Comments
3008, 2017

Green Patroller 2017

When I was offered the job to be a green patroller I was instantly excited and hopeful to have a summer job that is directly related to my field. I am in my last year at Concordia studying environmental sciences therefore to have a paid internship with Eco-quartier is very beneficial to me. As well, […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Composting, Recycling|0 Comments
3008, 2017

Progressive Waste Solutions

Taking the yellow bus up to the Landfill in Lachenaie, I was freeing up my iPhone storage to take photos of the devastating area that has been submerged in Montreal’s garbage. The title of the dump entails all aspects of it facilities: Progressive waste solutions. Lachenaie’s landfill locks the non-hazardous waste in clay like vaults […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Composting|0 Comments