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Protecting the environment is a collective responsibility that must be shared equally by both the municipal administration and citizens. It is through concerted efforts by the City and small gestures by individuals that we will be able to preserve the quality of life we hold so dear in this community. Already, with the adoption of its sustainable development plan, the Ville de Saint-Lambert has demonstrated its commitment to introduce concrete measures to ensure the sustainable and responsible development of our city.

To encourage the population to do the same, the City has also created programs and environmental subsidies that offer people a variety of ways to contribute to environmental protection. They not only encourage environmentally friendly practices but also save money as they lower the costs of materials or energy.

In this section, you can find out about the many ways you can save money while doing your part for the environment.

Plastic microfibre filters for washing machines

The Ville de Saint-Lambert is proud to announce its association with the Groupe de recommandations et d’actions pour un meilleur environnement (GRAME) as part of the For a cleaner river project. The project is financially supported by RECYC-QUÉBEC, which seeks to promote a reduction in the use and disposal of single-use plastics. This collaborative initiative will see the installation of washing machine microfibre filters in many homes in our city.

To reduce the quantity of microfibres released into the environment, filters have been developed for citizens to install directly in their washing machines. The filters capture at least 87% of the plastic microfibres that detach from synthetic clothing when it is washed. These microfibres, which not all our water treatment plants can remove, unfortunately end up in the St. Lawrence River and ultimately in the food chain.

To obtain a filter

GRAME, in collaboration with the participating municipalities and RECYC-QUÉBEC, offers a grant for the purchase of a plastic microfibre filter. Residents only have to pay the taxes. For more information or to obtain your filter, visit www.grame.org/microfibres.

Composters

Residents who would like to start composting at home may purchase a Soil Saver composter for $25 (maximum two composters per household). The composters are available while stocks last from the City Hall, located at 55 Argyle Avenue. If you have any questions, contact the Environment Management at 450 466-3889, poste 3199 or at environnement@saint-lambert.ca.

Rainwater collection barrels

Residents interested in purchasing a rainwater harvesting barrel can do so at a cost of $30. They are available now from City Hall, located at 55 Argyle Avenue, while supplies last. If you have any questions, please contact the Environment Management division at 450-466-3199 or environnement@saint-lambert.ca.