New amendments to the Town's Waste By-law coming soon

Category : Environment
December 02, 2022

The Town of Montreal West, like all municipalities across Quebec, is working to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill as one important way to help fight the climate crisis. After a thorough analysis of best practices elsewhere, the Town is leaning towards the least disruptive solution for its residents.

In line with the Residual Materials Management (RMM) policy and action plan, the Town plans on implementing a by-law to limit household garbage bin size and to prohibit the disposal of garbage outside of the bin. Further details on the amendments made to the Town’s waste by-law will be announced following its adoption.

A Town-wide awareness and education campaign on waste reduction coupled with these waste by-law amendments is a step in the right direction towards building a more sustainable future, and its success rests on a sustained collective effort. We hope to continue this collaborative partnership as we begin to implement projects laid out in the RMM action plan that applies best practices in the sustainable management of the Town’s waste, and to echo Mayor Masella’s words, take part in the “great green shift.”