The Council of Mayors of the MRC of Pontiac denounced the new framework of a program that passes fees for the disposal of organic Waste to municipalities. According to the MRC, the fee will add to the tax burden of the municipalities that did not have a program of Recycling of organic matter, or composting, in place by 2016.  

The Council of Mayors of the Pontiac MRC indicated that it welcomes new means that will reduce the amount of organic waste sent to the landfill, but regrets that municipalities that do not meet the new criteria will not be eligible for a significant share of the financing provided in the budgets adopted last November.  

The Pontiac MRC will ask the ministry to allow more time for municipalities to implement needed changes. Meanwhile, the MRC says it will help local municipalities move quickly to adopt composting practices to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill.