Q-2, r. 35.1 - Québec residual materials management policy

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The main goal of the Policy is as follows:
— Make end waste the only residual material sent for disposal in Québec
End waste is the waste that results after residual materials have been sorted, processed, and reclaimed and cannot be processed any further under existing technical and economic conditions to extract reclaimable content or reduce its polluting or hazardous character.
The intermediate quantitative goals of the first action plan are as follows:
By the end of 2015:
— Reduce the quantity of residual materials sent for disposal to 700 kg per capita, 110 kg less per capita than in 2008;
— Recycle 70% of paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal waste;*
— Process 60% of organic putrescible waste;
— Recycle or reclaim 80% of concrete, brick, and asphalt waste;
— Sort at the source or send to a sorting center 70% of construction, renovation, and demolition waste from the building segment.
These goals represent a national average to which everyone must contribute. The first one, expressed in kilograms per capita, takes into account source reduction, reuse, recycling, and other forms of waste reclamation.
Each residual materials management plan must include measures compatible with achieving all goals in the area covered by the plan.
Other goals specific to materials or products–notably those under extended producer responsibility–are set by regulation or agreement.

* This does not concern product materials or categories for which recovery and reclamation goals are set by regulation.
O.C. 100-2011, s. 6.