Proposed metropolitain waste management Plan 2015-2020

GUIDE TO
THE PUBLIC
CONSULTATION
PROCESS
A Word from
the Chair of the
Committee on
the Environment
A Word from
the Chair
of the CMM
It gives me great pleasure to present the Proposed Plan
métropolitain de gestion des matières résiduelles 2015-2020
(PMGMR, or Metropolitan Waste Management Plan 2015-2020),
which was just adopted by the Communauté métropolitaine de
Montréal (CMM) Council on February 26. This second plan builds
on the progress achieved by the first PMGMR while also identifying
additional measures and specific goals to meet the CMM’s «zero
landfill» objective.
Once it has been revised, the PMGMR, which covers 85 munici­
palities representing nearly half of Quebec’s population, will help
significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated
with waste disposal. By complementing the goals and strategies
of the Government of Québec’s 2011-2015 Action Plan, it will
help the municipalities of Greater Montréal gain national and
international prominence for their high waste recovery rate.
Our actions of the past few years were motivated by the desire to
optimize waste management performance. As a result, the overall
recycling rate in Greater Montréal rose from 46% in 2006 to 58%
in 2011, with some cities even surpassing the target of 60%.
Although this plan includes efforts to optimize and increase the
recovery of recyclable materials, the coming years will focus more
on meeting targets related to organic waste recycling. To achieve
this goal, we must all commit to responsible waste recovery.
As Chair of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal, I am
very pleased to invite the residents of Greater Montréal to read
the Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020; it is our hope that many
people will take part in the public consultations scheduled for the
spring and fall of 2015. Now more than ever, we need the full
support and commitment of the citizens of Greater Montréal if
we are to achieve the best possible results for current and future
generations.
Now that it has been adopted by the Communauté métropolitaine
de Montréal Council, the Proposed Plan métropolitain de gestion
des matières résiduelles 2015-2020 (PMGMR, or Metropolitan
Waste Management Plan 2015-2020) has reached a crucial
stage in its development: public consultations. While the first
PMGMR helped improve the recycling rate, the primary challenge
of the Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020 will be to recover organic
waste, a task that will require setting up biomethanation and
composting facilities in Greater Montréal.
As a leading stakeholder in Quebec waste management planning,
the CMM, working closely with its constituent municipal admi­
nistrations while still respecting their autonomy, intends to
pursue its efforts to meet the goals defined in the government’s
Quebec Residual Materials Management Policy and 2011-2015
Action Plan.
The Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020 submitted for public consul­
tation is a cohesive plan that builds on the first PMGMR. It was
developed by the members of the CMM Committee on the
Environment and addresses challenges of metropolitan impor­
tance. Very results-oriented, it features clear strategies and
concise measures that focus on outcomes instead of means.
I therefore invite interested individuals to take part in this critical
stage in the plan’s formal adoption. To ensure the sustainable
development of Greater Montréal, we must acquire the best tools;
reviewing the plan is thus a necessary step in the process if we
are to meet our goals. We hope that many of you will take part in
the upcoming public consultations so that numerous zero waste
activities are developed in the coming years.
Stéphane Boyer
Denis Coderre
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Guide to the Public Consultation Process – Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020
The Proposed PMGMR
development process
At its January 23, 2014, meeting, the Executive Committee of the
Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal gave the Committee
on the Environment the mandate to put together and propose a
metropolitan waste management plan for 2015-2020.
The draft plan, proposed in October 2014, supports the principles
set forth in the Quebec Residual Materials Management Policy and
its 2011-2015 Action Plan. The Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020
presents a series of measures designed to help the municipalities
of the CMM meet the government’s goals.
The Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020 adopted by the CMM Council is
being made public today so it may be the subject of an extensive
public consultation process.
Once an independent commission has submitted the consultation
report, the Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020 will undergo the following
stages before coming into effect:
the Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020 will be revised to take into
account the conclusions of the consultation report;
the final version of the PMGMR 2015-2020 will be adopted by
the CMM Council;
the PMGMR 2015-2020 will be approved by the Minister of
Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against
Climate Change;
the PMGMR 2015-2020 will come into effect.
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The Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020
5 GOALS
7 POLICY DIRECTIONS
This proposed plan supports the principles set forth in the Quebec
Residual Materials Management Policy and its 2011-2015 Action
Plan, which defines five major goals:
Policy direction 1:
Strengthen commitment to the 3R principle.
OF PROPOSED PMGMR
Recycle 70% of paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal waste.
Recycle 60% of organic putrescible waste using biological
processes such as land farming, composting and biome­
thanation.
OF PROPOSED PMGMR
Policy direction 2:
In each region, create high-performance waste treatment infra­
structure while also working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Policy direction 3:
Meet the government’s recycling goals with regard to recyclable
materials (70%) and organic waste (60%) by the year 2025.
Recycle or reclaim 80% of concrete, brick, and asphalt waste.
Sort at the source or send 70% of building construction, reno­
vation, and demolition waste to a sorting centre.
Reduce the quantity of residual materials sent for disposal to
700 kg per resident per year.
5 CHALLENGES
OF PROPOSED PMGMR
Meet recycling targets and optimize the quantity and quality of
recyclable materials.
Policy direction 4:
Optimize existing recovery, recycling and reclamation initiatives to
improve the quality and quantity of recycled materials.
Policy direction 5:
Identify revenue sources to finance the additional costs of setting
up measures and infrastructure to meet the goals.
Policy direction 6:
Inform and make citizens aware of the importance of taking part in
waste recovery initiatives.
Policy direction 7:
Promote the social acceptability of recycling and processing
facilities in Greater Montréal.
Reach organic waste recycling targets.
Find a solution to finance the additional costs involved in the
collection, transport and recycling of organic waste.
Provide services to and/or implement support measures to the
industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector.
Continue reducing the quantity of material for disposal while
planning the facilities that will eventually be required for final
waste treatment.
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RECYCLE 70%
OF PAPIER, CARDBOARD,
PLASTIC, GLASS AND
METAL WASTE
Guide to the Public Consultation Process – Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020
Recyclable materials
Organic waste
2015-2020 MEASURES
TIMETABLE
Measure 1: Optimize the collection of recyclable materials.
By December 31, 2017
Measure 2: Provide services to businesses in the industrial,
commercial and institutional sector that produce recyclable
materials similar in quantity and quality to those produced
by the residential sector.
By December 31, 2017
Measure 3: Set up clearly identified recycling bins in
all municipal buildings and public areas where user
numbers warrant.
By December 31, 2017
Measure 4: At least once a year, organize a recycling
information and awareness campaign for all the CMM's
constituencies.
Starting January 1, 2016
Measure 5: Make it illegal for any units served by
curbside recycling to throw recyclables away with ordinary
household trash.
By December 31, 2018
Measure 6: Set up a curbside organic waste collection
program for all buildings with eight housing units or less.
According to completion schedule
for organic waste processing and
recovery facilities
Measure 7: Set up a curbside organic waste collection
program for businesses in the industrial, commercial and
institutional sector that produce waste similar in quantity
and quality to that produced by the residential sector.
According to completion schedule
for organic waste processing and
recovery facilities
Measure 8: Set up clearly identified organic waste recycling
bins in all municipal buildings and public areas where user
numbers warrant.
According to completion schedule
for organic waste processing and
recovery facilities
Measure 9: At least once a year, organize an organic waste
information and awareness campaign for all the CMM's
constituencies.
According to completion schedule
for organic waste processing and
recovery facilities
Measure 10: Make it illegal for any units served by
curbside composting to throw organic waste away with
ordinary household trash.
According to schedule for
implementing government standards
Measure 11: Implement measures to monitor the quantity,
quality and purpose of outputs.
By December 31, 2020
Measure 12: Implement measures to ensure that septic
tanks are emptied regularly.
By December 31, 2020
Measure 13: Send sludge to a recycling facility.
By December 31, 2020
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Hazardous household
waste, construction,
renovation,
demolition, and other
types of waste
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2015-2020 MEASURES
TIMETABLE
Measure 14: Promote access to sites devoted to sorting
and salvaging waste from the construction, renovation and
demolition (CRD) sector.
By December 31, 2017
Measure 15: Send recyclable CRD waste from municipal
buildings to a salvaging facility.
By December 31, 2017
Measure 16: Send recyclable bulky items to a recovery or
recycling facility.
By December 31, 2017
Measure 17: Provide a hazardous household waste
service adapted to local needs (permanent depot or
special collection).
By December 31, 2016
Measure 18: Make it illegal for all CMM constituencies to
throw away products covered by an extended producer
responsibility (EPR) program with ordinary trash.
By December 31, 2016
Guide to the Public Consultation Process – Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020
A three stage public consultation process
MARCH AND APRIL 2015
MAY 2015
Public
information
sessions
Themed workshops Public
Led by experts in the field of waste
consultation
management and organized by Louise Roy,
Committee on the Environment
recognized for her extensive experience
in the public consultation process.
Inform the public and Present more instakeholders about the Proposed
depth information
PMGMR 2015-2020
on the topic at thematic workshops led by
experts with informed opinions.
SEPTEMBER 2015
Independent commission
Listen to opinions,
comments and suggestions for
improving
the Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020
Stage one: Public information sessions
As part of its mandate from the CMM Executive Committee, the Committee on the Environment will hold five public information sessions
between March 26 and April 16, 2015, in each of the CMM’s five major geographical areas. Aimed at citizens, these sessions will give the
elected officials on the Committee on the Environment the opportunity to present the Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020, the progress made thus
far and the targeted objectives.
Members of the Committee on the Environment
Chair
Stéphane Boyer
Member of Laval City Council
Vice-Chairs
Lionel Perez
Member of Montreal Executive Committee
Nathalie Simon
Mayor of Châteauguay
Members
Anne Barabé
Member of Boucherville City Council
Harout Chitilian
Vice-Chair of Montreal Executive
Committee
Catherine Clément-Talbot
Member of Montreal City Council
Réal Ménard
Member of Montreal Executive Committee
Mayor of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Borough
Guillaume Tremblay
Mayor of Mascouche
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• Schedule of public information sessions
Date
Geographical area
Location
March 26, 2015
7:00 pm
Urban agglomeration
of Longueuil
Longueuil City Hall, Council Chamber
4250, chemin de la Savane, Longueuil, J3Y 9G4
April 1, 2015
7:00 pm
South Shore
Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum
110, rue Saint-Pierre, Saint-Constant, J5A 1G7
April 2, 2015
7:00 pm
Urban agglomeration
of Montréal
Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
1002 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 2400, Montreal, H3A 3C6
April 8, 2015
7:00 pm
North Shore
Le Blainvillier Golf Club
200, rue de Blainvillier, Blainville, J7C 4X6
April 16, 2015
7:00 pm
Laval
Palace Convention Centre
1717 Le Corbusier Blvd., Laval, H7S 2K7
Peel
How to get involved
The CMM is inviting all interested parties to attend one of the scheduled public information sessions. Individuals who wish to ask questions
can sign up on-site, during the 15 minutes prior to the start of the session. The public can also follow each information session in real time
by subscribing to the @cmm_info#PMGMR Twitter account and following the #PMGMR.
Stage two: Thematic workshops
The CMM will then hold, on May 7 and 15, 2015, two thematic workshops led by experts in the field of waste management and organized
by Louise Roy, recognized for her extensive experience in the public consultation process. Interested citizens, groups and municipal
representatives are invited to deepen their understanding of each proposed topic. The CMM would like to offer participants an opportunity
to further explore each of the plan’s main elements so they may express an informed opinion at the sessions organized by the independent
commission.
• Schedule of day-long thematic workshops
Date
Location
May 7, 2015
Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
1002 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 2400, Montreal, H3A 3C6
Peel
Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
1002 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 2400, Montreal, H3A 3C6
Peel
May 15, 2015
How to get involved
Individuals who would like to take part in the thematic workshops must register beforehand at www.cmm.qc.ca. Information on the program
for the day and how to register will soon be available on the CMM site. To stay informed of the latest news, subscribe to the following
accounts: Facebook/CommunauteMetropolitaineDeMontreal and Twitter @cmm_info#PMGMR and follow the #PMGMR.
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Stage three: Public consultation by the independent commission
The third part of the public consultation process is devoted to collecting formal opinions, advice, comments and suggestions about the
proposed plan. To ensure that the process is completely impartial, the CMM has formed an independent commission to hear all the individuals,
associations and groups, and municipal representatives. Stage three of the public consultation process will take place during the month of
September 2015.
Commissioners
The CMM Council has appointed the following individuals to the public consultation commission:
President and representative
of the business community
Roger Lanoue
President of Lanoue Conseil
Roger Lanoue chaired the
Quebec Commission on
Energy Issues.
Representative of the labour
movement
Danielle Casara
President of the Conseil régional
FTQ Montréal métropolitain
Over the years, Danielle Casara
has been involved with the
Fédération des femmes du
Québec, Centraide Montréal and
several other organizations.
Representative of community social services
Édith Cyr
President of the Committee for Social Economy
in Montreal
Édith Cyr has worked with the community social
services network for more than 30 years and sits
on the boards of the Chantier de l’économie sociale,
the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal and
several other organizations.
Representative of environmental protection groups
Michel Séguin
Commissioner at the Office de consultation
publique de Montréal
Michel Séguin holds a PhD and wrote his thesis
on the emergence of environmental social movements
and the issue of solid waste in Montreal.
• Schedule of public consultation sessions
Date
Geographical area
Location
September 14, 2015, 7:00 pm
Urban agglomeration of Longueuil
To be determined
September 16, 2015, 7:00 pm
South Shore
To be determined
September 21, 2015, 7:00 pm
Urban agglomeration of Montréal
To be determined
September 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
Laval
To be determined
September 30, 2015, 7:00 pm
North Shore
To be determined
The locations of these sessions will soon be available on the CMM site. To be informed of any schedule changes, subscribe to the CMM’s
Facebook and Twitter accounts and follow the #PMGMR.
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How to get involved
Briefs may be submitted as follows:
by email (unlocked PDF or Word):
[email protected]
by regular mail:
Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal
1002 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 2400
Montréal, Québec H3A 3L6
or in person to the CMM receptionist
Any citizen or organization who wants to express an official opinion
on the Proposed PMGMR 2015 2020 is invited to send an electronic
copy of their brief (which can be accompanied by a print copy) to
the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal by June 30, 2015.
Briefs must be written in standard “letter” (8.5" by 11") format.
Each brief may be presented orally to the commission during the
scheduled public consultation sessions. In such cases, participants
must list the name and contact information of the person who will
do the presentation (address, telephone and fax numbers, email),
as well as the session date chosen. The date and time of your
presentation will be confirmed by email.
Every brief submitted will be posted to the www.cmm.qc.ca site on
the day it is presented to the public consultation commission.
Submitted briefs that will not be presented orally to the commission
will be posted to the CMM site at the end of the public consultation
process. In the 15 minutes prior to the start of a session, individuals
who have not filed a brief must sign up if they wish to be heard by
the independent commission during the question period.
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Documents available
for consultation
The Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020 and documents related to the
public consultation process may be consulted on the CMM Website
at www.cmm.qc.ca.
A print copy of the Proposed PMGMR 2015-2020 may be consulted
at the following locations:
the city halls and municipal offices of the 85 municipalities
covered by the PMGMR
the 19 City of Montréal borough offices
the 3 City of Longueuil borough offices
municipal libraries throughout the CMM
11
1002 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 2400
Montréal, Québec H3A 3L6
Telephone: 514 350-2550
Fax: 514 350-2599
[email protected]
www.cmm.qc.ca
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