BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2017) - Beaconsfield residents have become leaders in waste management on the island of Montreal, according to statistics released by the Agglomeration of the Island of Montreal for 2016.

Beaconsfield is an example to follow, both in terms of recycling and organic materials as well as garbage sent to landfill. For these categories, the City has come first out of the 33 municipalities and boroughs that were assessed.

"For the second year running, Beaconsfield residents have performed exceptionally well. It confirms the relevance of the municipal administration's significant shift in sustainable development to reach the government targets and increase services for our citizens, while simultaneously reducing costs," exclaimed Beaconsfield Mayor Georges Bourelle.

This achievement is even more praiseworthy given that the community of Beaconsfield has gone from second-to-last place, namely the citizens producing the most waste per person on the island, to those that produce the least in three years!

"These results should be taken in context-over the last few years all the cities have had to make the efforts to improve their waste management. Residents and the City did better to reach the top of the table, both out of respect for the environment and to benefit current and future generations," adds Mayor Bourelle.

The Agglomeration of Montreal's waste management profile for 2016 shows that the City of Beaconsfield sent the least garbage to landfill per capita and had the highest recycling rates for organic and recyclable materials.

Garbage has been reduced by 51% in three years and government targets have been exceeded both for organic materials (66% compared to the target of 60%) and recyclable materials (78% for the target of 70%).

"I'm all the prouder as we achieved the recycling rate of organic materials without having to implement a food waste collection (brown bin), which would have incurred significant costs," added Mayor Bourelle.

"Thanks to our collective undertaking, we have succeeded in reaching an overall rate of 69% for the recycling of waste material, which exceeds both our own objectives and those set by the Quebec government. By working together, we can do more, do better, with less expense, to protect the environment and improve our quality of life. I am proud of us all and I would like to thank you," concluded the mayor of Beaconsfield.

Contact Information:

City of Beaconsfield
Mayor's Office
514 428.4410