The Environmental Services is also executing some initiatives with the aim of reaching the goals in the Plan d’action 2013-2020 sur les changements climatiques du gouvernement du Québec (2013-2020 Government of Quebec Action Plan on Climate Change)
The MRC is responsible for the collection, transport, and evaluation of recyclable materials, and the evaluation of vegetal and food waste in the territory. It also administers the Ecocentre Networks in the region. To learn more, consult the Citizen Services section of the website.
Establishment of Compost Collection
For more information, please contact Anne Fortier, Environmental Development Officer, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 450-455-5753 x2261.
Pilot-Project for Smart Collection of Waste Materials
In the framework of the project, data on the collection of household trash in the participating municipalities will be gathered (even if it is under municipal jurisdiction), as this data is deeply linked to the performance of waste material management.
A mandate was given to the expert firm Enviro-R-Cube to assist the MRC and its municipalities in this project. The results of the project will be presented to the MRC council at the end of the year 2019.
For more information, please contact Julie Labelle, Environmental Development Officer, by email at email@example.com ou 450 455-5753, poste 2260.
Optimization of the Collection of Recyclable Materials in the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) Sectors of the territory
For more information, please contact Thiaba Sène, Environmental Development Officer, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 450-455-5753 x2266.
Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (GES)
The timeline of the project is spaced out over 5 years:
Step 1 (complete) – GES Inventory: Collect data from the municipalities and create a regional inventory – 2017
Step 2 (in process) – Reduction Goal: Establish and adopt a GES reduction goal – 2018
Step 3 – Create Action Plans: Create local action plans for the 23 municipalities and a regional plan – 2018-2019
Step 4 – Execute and Supervise Action Plans: 2019-2020
Step 5 – Monitor Progress and Present Results: 2021
For more information, please contact Julie Labelle, Environmental Development Officer, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 450-455-5754 x2260.
The waterways team checks for good water flow in the territory of the MRC, and is focused on public safety. The team makes sure that the regulations are respected regarding water flow in the waterways in the MRC and that the management of all waterways in its jurisdiction is well-planned.
The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is the first MRC in Québec to have adopted regional regulations about waterways in the year 2000. It was also the first MRC to limit the rates of run-off entering waterways coming from residential or commercial properties. Furthermore, in 2006, when the Politique relative à la gestion des cours d’eau (Policy for the Management of Waterways) was adopted, the MRC started a cutting-edge method for financing public works through the establishment of invoicing-per-watershed, weighted by geographical criteria, which is unique among the MRCs of Québec.