Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Montrealers Finally Have A Place To Recycle All Their Wine & Beer Bottles

The pilot project is on until December 2021.
Staff Writer
Montrealers Finally Have A Place To Recycle All Their Wine & Beer Bottles

The City of Montreal, in collaboration with the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville and the Verrecycle citizen group, has just launched a new pilot project that finally gives Montrealers a place to recycle wine and beer bottles

Montrealers can voluntarily bring their stacks bottles to two sites in Ahunstic-Cartierville, where they will be collected and 100% recycled at local processing plants. 

"Recycling in Quebec does not have a good press, citizens have lost confidence. The fact that a project is launched by citizens gives more credibility with the population," said Noémie Beaucarne, spokesperson for Verrecycle.

Editor's Choice: This Quebec Teen's Viral TikTok Character Is Someone We've All (Unfortunately) Met Before

I would like to salute this citizens' initiative which will facilitate the local recycling of glass.

Jean-François Parenteau

[rebelmouse-image 26882577 photo_credit="City of Montreal" expand=1 original_size="1300x731"] City of Montreal

The glass recycling bins are in two locations: the parking lot of the SAQ Dépôt du Marché Central and the Place Fleury parking lot at the corner of Fleury Est and Garnier. 

Citizens can, of course, still recycle glass products in their household recycling bins. The project aims to recycle 485 tonnes of glass by the end of 2021. 

There are some restrictions, however. Only glass bottles and glass food containers will be accepted. 

You cannot recycle ceramic, pyrex, mirrors, vases, windows, pottery, light bulbs, or fluorescent tubes. 

"The Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough was open to green ideas; we had a perfect equation to carry out the project, especially since it promises significant gains from an environmental and economic point of view," said Beaucarne. 

The pilot project is on until December 2021. 

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.

Loading...