Ogden Chronicle March/April 2022
Contrary to popular belief, the sorting of recyclable material is very useful for the community. In point of fact, the Memphremagog MRC has obtained impressive results in reducing the actual volume of material sent to landfill despite an increase in population. This has resulted in substantial cost savings for all.
There have been numerous media reports on recycling problems in Quebec, particularly in the Montreal area. This has discouraged many citizens from making the effort to properly sort their garbage believing that it all ends up in the same “pile” anyway.
This is definitely not our situation, not in our MRC nor here in Ogden. Each ton that is recycled is one less ton
sent to the landfill and one more ton with value added helping protect our environment while generating substantial savings in transport and handling costs. Our system works well but is dependent on your effort to properly sort at the source. We intend getting even more involved at the board level of the Régie intermunicipale des déchets de Coaticook specifically concerning the volume of residual material eliminated at the central landfill site. We will be increasing our surveillance of our central site in order to improve our recycling ratio and we ask all citizens to contribute.
Also there will be a special large objects rubbish collection (see the announcement in this Chronicle).
David Lépine, mayor
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