2910, 2019

Getting Energy From Compost? Breaking Down Biomethanation in Montreal

Brown bins have become a fixture in NDG, and thanks to residential support, we are now able to divert tons of organic waste away from landfills. While we know that composting is good for the environment, it’s not always exactly clear what happens to your kitchen scraps once your brown bin has been picked up.

Montreal’s […]

By |October 29th, 2019|Composting, Eco-Quartier News, Energy Efficiency|0 Comments
710, 2019

Free compost! October 12th, Park NDG, (10am-noon)

Looking for the ideal way to add nutrients to your garden or houseplants?
Forget synthetic products home-grown compost (or humus) is the answer! The city has transformed its green waste into fantastic compost over the course of the year. Now it’s ready to be picked up to improve the quality of your soil come and get […]

By |October 7th, 2019|Composting, Eco-Quartier News, Nouvelles|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
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