$173,500 paid to 15 municipal organizations as part of Éco Entreprises Québec’s Away-from-Home Recovery Program!

Montréal, August 25, 2015 – Maryse Vermette, President and CEO of Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), is pleased to announce that, for the second quarter of 2015, the organization granted a total of $173,500 for fifteen proposals to install recyclables recovery equipment in municipal public places as part of ÉEQ’s Away-from-Home Recovery Program.

The following installations were carried out with the Program’s financial assistance:

  • Marguerite-d’Youville RMC: 96 pieces of equipment

  • Drummond RMC: 2 pieces of equipment

  • Dolbeau-Mistassini: 72 pieces of equipment

  • Lingwick: 20 pieces of equipment

  • Grande-Rivière: 5 pieces of equipment

  • Saint-Pascal: 33 pieces of equipment

  • Saint-Colomban: 44 pieces of equipment

  • Charlemagne: 20 pieces of equipment

  • Saint-Irénée: 3 pieces of equipment

  • Anjou borough: 16 pieces of equipment

  • L’Assomption RMC: 15 pieces of equipment

  • Saint-Damase: 7 pieces of equipment

  • Delson: 7 pieces of equipment

  • Cacouna: 5 pieces of equipment

  • Oka: 7 pieces of equipment

To date, the Away-from-Home Recovery Program has paid over $5,000,000 to Quebec municipalities to install more than 10,750 pieces of recovery equipment in public places!

“Our mission is to give Quebecers the opportunity to recover materials in municipal public places. We are pleased to contribute to such new projects in order to increase recyclables recovery rates and help meet the objectives set in Quebec’s 2011-2015 Residual Materials Management Policy,” said Ms. Vermette.

ÉEQ’s Away-from-Home Recovery Program benefits from an $8 million budget, which is financed in equal parts by voluntary contributions from ÉEQ as well as by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques via the Fonds vert.

Éco Entreprises Québec is a private non-profit organization that represents companies who contribute to the compensation plan for municipal curbside recycling services.

For more information:

Sophie Bergeron, Project Manager, Away-from-Home Recovery Program
Éco Entreprises Québec
514-987-1491, ext. 257