Glass and other materials deposit
Accepted : glass bottles clear or colored, glass food containers
Refused : dishes, drinking glasses, windows, mirrors, light bulbs, neon lights
👉 Please remove lids and caps (no metal and plastic, only glass)
Please do NOT put any ceramic in the container dedicated to glass recycling. It is a contaminant. Thank you for your collaboration.
Please note that glass containers are still accepted in the blue bins.
The Municipality of the Township of Hatley is innovating by recovering glass selectively. A specialized container for collecting glass is now available in the municipality’s parking lot. This collection is done on a voluntary basis and aims to recycle domestic glass (bottles including wine and glass containers of all kinds excluding dishes, light bulbs and glass). According to Recyc-Québec, only 14% of the glass would be recovered in Quebec.
What are the reasons that justify this choice ?
First, you must know that glass is an infinitely recyclable material. Indeed, when the glass is melted to create another, only 20% of new sand resource is used. Thus, by recovering a ton of glass, we save 0.7 tons of sand. In addition, making glass with glass saves about 30% of the energy.
Currently, glass placed in blue bins contaminates some recyclable materials which divert these materials to landfill. In addition, some of the glass recovered in our blue bins is used as aggregates between landfill waste layers rather than recycled. Finally, for the municipality, the costs of this recovery of glass using a container are largely paid for by offsets for recycling collection from Recyc-Québec.
Ink cartrige recycling
You may deposit your old ink cartridges at the Town Hall for recycling. All profits will go to the Mira Foundation.
You may dispose of your household batteries at the Town Hall. Batteries are also accepted at the ecocenter and at the hazardous waste deposit.
Disposable masks recovery
Single-use masks can be deposited in the recycling box located in the lobby of the Town Hall.
Disposable masks accepted
• Procedure masks
• Respiratory masks
• Window masks
No masks used by people known to be infected or sick.
Electronic devices do not go in the recycling bin
You must drop off your old electronic devices at one of the official drop-off points of ARPE (Association pour le recyclage des appareils électroniques du Québec): https://recyclemyelectronics.ca/qc/where-can-i-recycle/