Éco Entreprises Québec calls for sorting centre partner in the east end of the Island of Montreal
Éco Entreprises Québec (ÉEQ) has released a qualification call for the construction and operation of a new sorting centre serving the east end of the Island of Montreal. This call responds to the challenges posed by the current operating contract of the Complexe Environnemental St-Michel (CESM) which ends in the fall of 2024. ÉEQ will develop a sustainable partnership that reflects its obligations under the extended producer responsibility (EPR).
"Recent events have repeatedly shown us the challenges posed by the sorting capacities of recyclable materials in the Greater Montreal area. We know that the capacity challenges are present for the eastern part of the Island of Montreal, but also in the surrounding areas. Considering the critical aspects of the situation in Montreal and in order to ensure that we act with equity, responsibility and vigilance, it is essential to launch a call for qualification to companies managing sorting centres now," says Maryse Vermette, president and CEO of ÉEQ.
This qualification call is the first step in setting up modern infrastructure for the sorting of packaging containers, packaging, and printed matter.
To qualify, those who respond to the call will have to demonstrate that they own or are a long-term tenant of land zoned for this type of use in the east end of the Island of Montreal. They must also demonstrate their capacity to finance, build, and operate such a sorting centre as well as their expertise in the field.
For more information or to contact ÉEQ about the call, click here.