A Tale of Two Approaches

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Sheila McCrindle and Kevin Brady

See Also: When you live in a place without curbs, does it make sense to have ‘curbside’ collection of compost?

The MRC des Collines de Gatineau is comprised of 7 municipalities. The smallest Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette is small enough to be exempt from complying with the Provincial Residuals Strategy. The two most densely populated, Cantley and Chelsea, have respectively 83 and 60 people per square kilometre. These two municipalities also have the highest median household income by a considerable margin.

The other four municipalities each have a population density of 30 people or less per sq. km. With La Peche and Pontiac having an extremely low density of 13 /sq. km. The other 3 low-density municipalities have sensibly opted to promote home composting. Only Pontiac has decided that household collection is a good option.

Val des Monts http://www.val-des-monts.net/11-environnement#compostage

La Peche http://www.villelapeche.qc.ca/en/municipal-services/publicworks/composting/

L’Ange Gardien https://municipalitedelangegardien.com/?p=1243

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