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The City of Saint-Lambert is implementing a pilot glass collection point project

Thursday 16 May 2019

The City of Saint-Lambert is proud to launch a pilot glass collection point project in its municipality. Residents will now be able to bring their glass bottles and jars to a container specifically dedicated to glass recycling, located at the corner of Elm and Waterman Streets, close to the Public Works Office.

“We are proud that Saint-Lambert is following in the footsteps of other municipalities that have implemented this green initiative on their territory. Recycling glass this way allows residents who so desire to sort their glass at the source, which will make it possible to achieve a more optimal recovery of this material. Glass is infinitely recyclable, and by separating it from other recyclable materials before it arrives at the sorting centre, the risk of contamination is reduced, making it easier to reuse it to manufacture other glass products,” explained Mayor Pierre Brodeur.

A sign has been erected near the collection point clearly identifying what materials residents may and may not deposit in the container. The City of Saint-Lambert is counting on residents to respect these guidelines, as the wrong materials could hamper the project.

Glass that is brought to this collection point will be sent directly to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to be processed and melted on site then made into a new glass product.

We remind you that bottles, jars and glass containers can always be placed in the recycling bin to be picked up during the regular collection.