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Recycling in Brome Lake is everyone’s business!

In terms of the environment, every little thing counts. Every object that you recycle or give a second life to is a lesser object that will end up in landfills. It is the responsibility of all of us to reduce our ecological footprint.

Did you know that the municipality receives a subsidy for each ton of recycled material collected on its territory. The Town redistributes this subsidy directly on the recycling tax. The more you recycle, the more you contribute to lower your tax bill. The next time you go to the grocery store or to a retail store, you should opt for items using less or no packaging, because recycling is good, but if you can reduce your consumption at the source it is even better!

A short guide to recyclable and non-recyclable materials

The materials Recyclables or not? What to do

Non-soiled paper and cardboard

Yes, if not soiled

And not tied

Before putting into the blue tray: Remove paper clips, staples, adhesive tapes and plastic rings. Flatten cardboard boxes to maximize space.

Milk or juice cartons

 

Yes, no need to remove labels

Before putting in the blue container: Rinse the containers and unscrew the caps and lids of the containers and flatten the carton boxes to maximize the space.

Metals

 

Yes, no need to remove labels Before putting in the blue container: Rinse the containers and unscrew the caps and lids of the containers.
Plastics

Yes, if # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7

Yes, no need to remove labels

Before putting in the blue container: Rinse the containers and unscrew the caps and lids of the containers.

Materials contaminated by food

No, ex: cardboard box

Put in the garbage bin.

Waxed paper and photos 

No Put in the garbage bin.

Objects composed of several materials

No

Put in the garbage bin or bring it to one of the Brome-Missisquoi ecocentres.

Clothing, shoes, glasses

No

Ideally give good clothes and shoes to charities or thrift stores. If in bad condition, put in the garbage bin.

Glasses could be brought to an optometrist who will send them to an organism distributing  these to developing countries.

Mirrors, glass, light bulbs, tableware No Put in the garbage bin or bring it to one of the Brome-Missisquoi ecocentres

Dangerous products

No

You can dispose of them only during the selective pick-ups for this purpose

Styrofoam, plastic wrap (Saran Wrap)

No Put in the garbage bin.
Garbage and recycling Schedule

 

Please note that: Sorting of materials is not necessary and you must place it in the blue recycling bin provided without using a bag.

For more details, consult the list of non-recyclable materials on the MRC website. It is possible that in the future, non-recyclable materials will become recyclable, if so, you will be notified.

Consult the Regie’s website for all the details. http://mrcbm.qc.ca/fr/residu_recyclage.php