Glass collection point
May 19, 2020 | Reopening of the glass collection point.
When dropping off your jars and bottles, we ask you to observe the government’s physical distancing directives at all times.
A pilot glass collection point project was implemented in May 2019 in our municipality. Residents can now bring their glass bottles and jars of every shape and colour to a container specifically dedicated to glass recycling, located at in the Saint-Denis Park parking lot on Fort Avenue.
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.
Why a glass collection point?
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.
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.
We count on you to respect what materials may and may not be deposited in the container, as the wrong materials could hamper the project.
You notice that the container is full? Contact the Environmental Division to notify them at 450-466-3199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location of the collection point
The glass collection container, which was located at the corner of Elm and Waterman streets, has moved to the Saint-Denis Park parking lot on Fort Avenue.
It was moved a little further away from people’s homes so as not to adversely affect local residents’ quality of life, but its new location is still very accessible.