211, 2018

‘compostable plastic’ not included in the food waste collection yet

All types of plastic are recyclable on the Island of Montreal, except for plastic number 6 (PET). There are currently 7 plastic categories, and each is labeled inside the triangle on plastics (if you don’t find a number on the plastic, it is plastic #6). The plastics industry is trying to respond to customer demand […]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
2410, 2018

If you have to fell your ash tree…

Subsidy Regulations for the felling of ash trees and their replacement: It is forbidden, at any time, to keep a dead or dying ash tree on a property. A subsidy can be granted to a home-owner who:
• had his ash trees cut down after August 30, 2017 (when the subsidy regulation when into effect);
• planted […]

By |October 24th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
1210, 2018

Where is food waste going?

With the new food waste collection program in full swing, residents often ask us where the collected food scraps are being sent.
Currently, the table scraps that Montrealers put in their brown bins are being sent to Saint-Thomas in the Lanaudière region. The food scraps received are placed in a huge pile and eventually become compost.
Unfortunately, […]

By |October 12th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
1409, 2018

Heat Islands

In the first days of July, an intense heat wave hit Quebec. On July 2, Montreal recorded a historic heat record of 36.6°C. The heat wave not only affected Quebec; several records were broken in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Scotland, Ireland and […]

By |September 14th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles, Social Responsibility|0 Comments
109, 2018

Green Alleys in NDG: Accessible for anybody

In recent years, green alleys in Montreal have been covered by both local and international media sources. Our green alleys are highly touted by the New York Times as “neighborhood hubs” (Freehill-Maye, October 27, 2016). Locally, reports show that they “benefit communities and the environment” (Lowrie, April 23, 2018) and are considered a “green, ecological […]

By |September 1st, 2018|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
408, 2018

Tips for Curbside Composting: reducing odours

Despite the fact that most NDGers have had their brown food waste bins for years, some residents are still not participating in the collection. They might be intimidated by the idea of sorting their food scraps. The truth is, the food waste collection only changes the […]

By |August 4th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
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
3007, 2018

Fall edition of A tree for my neighborhood : Presale launch


The official start of the fall campaign is August 23rd, but the following tree species are available for purchase already:

Canadian Serviceberry

Flame Amur Maple

Japanese Lilac

Harrow Delight Pear

Stella Cherry

Visit the website

By |July 30th, 2018|Beautification & gardening, Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles|0 Comments
106, 2018


Products used to clean floors, carpets, bathrooms, and other building elements often contain harmful chemicals that can have serious human health effects and contaminate water supplies, fish and wildlife if they are poured down drains, circulated through ventilation systems, or disposed of outdoors. Environmental damage can also occur during the development, manufacture, and transport of […]

By |June 1st, 2018|Cleanliness, Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments
1505, 2018

Eco-quartier NDG 2018 summer jobs

Éco-quartier NDG was lucky to receive funding for summer students from Service Canada. These jobs are aimed at students and have specific funding requirements:

• study in a field related to the environment, political science, communications, socio-
cultural animation, or in any field deemed relevant;
• be between the ages of 17 and 30 (INCLUSIVELY) at the time […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Eco-Quartier News|0 Comments