2011/12/01

A New Sorting Line at Laval-Based RCI Environnement

Laval, December 1, 2011 – RCI Environnement and LAVAL TECHNOPOLE today announced the launch of a new, cutting-edge sorting line at the company’s industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) recyclable materials sorting centre in Laval.

With this new sorting line, the company will be able to recycle more than 40,000 tonnes of ICI waste per year, including paper, cardboard, glass, plastics and ferrous and non-ferrous metals of all sizes used by industries, businesses and institutions.

Acquired at a cost of over $1.5 million, the sorting line was made possible by the financial backing of RECY-QUÉBEC’s Performance des centres de tri des matières recyclables de la collecte selective program [Performance of selective waste collection sorting facilities]. The funds were used to reconfigure the sorting line and install modern new equipment that will improve the Laval facility’s performance.

“Companies are paying more and more attention to recovery and recycling and there is still tremendous growth potential in this area,” said RCI Environnement’s Vic-President of Strategic Development, Jean Beaudoin. “Laws, regulations and increasingly pressing environmental concerns are driving businesses to increase their volume of recoverable and reusable materials and at the same time reduce waste that ends up in landfills. Everyone wins.”

RCI Environnement serves more than 20,000 commercial, industrial and institutional clients, many of whom are located in Laval and the surrounding area.
“RECYC-QUÉBEC is proud to back this modernization project as part of its Performance des centres de tri des matières recyclables de la collecte selective program. We granted RCI the $284,000 in funding so it could optimize the recycling of the ICI materials it collects from the region and to foster the reclamation of waste materials,” stated RECYC-QUÉBEC Operations Director Denise Auger.

“Setting up a sorting line for ICI recyclable materials allows Laval’s industries, businesses and institutions to recycle their materials locally rather than have them carted off to sites farther away. This is an important contribution by private industry, endorsed by the public, to our collective well-being today and in the future,” said Laval Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt.

The Performance des centres de tri des matières recyclables de la collecte sélective program is managed by RECYC-QUÉBEC and supported by the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs (MDDEP), the ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation (MDEIE), Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) and Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ).

 


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