Support for municipalities to provide recyclable materials collection services in public spaces

New call for projects under the Away-From-Home Recovery program

A total amount of $600,000 is now available to municipal organizations seeking to install recyclable materials recovery equipment in their public spaces. The funding will cover 70% of the purchase price, up to $1,000 per unit. Each municipality is eligible to receive a maximum of $150,000.

The announcement was made by Éco Entreprises Québec and RECYC-QUÉBEC as part of the launch of a new call for projects under the Away-From-Home Recovery program. 

Since 2008, the program has led to:

  • 19 000 new recovery units
  • nearly $10M in funding
  • 6 075 tonnes recovered annually
  • 2 430 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions

Projects must include a minimum of 25 units to be installed before the end of 2019. The application deadline is July 5, 2019.

For more information on the initiative and application process, go to the program website (French only).

About the Away-From-Home Recovery program

Led by Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ), the Away-From-Home Recovery program is managed in collaboration with RECYC-QUÉBEC and funded equally through voluntary contributions by ÉEQ and the Fonds vert.