Quebec City will have to store 80% of its recycling due to the massive reduction in activities at its sorting center.
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Mayor Regis Labeaume announced Thursday that Quebec City would only maintain 20% of the activities of its sorting center for recyclable materials and would store 80% of recycling to treat it later, once the COVID-19 crisis is over.
The City of Quebec succeeded in convincing the VIA Company, which operates its sorting center, not to completely close the Quebec facility.
“We didn’t want to burn the material in the incinerator. We wanted to avoid this at all costs, ”said the mayor.
The number of employees will be reduced in order to maintain distance measures in the factory.
The City asks its citizens to continue recycling as usual at home.