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Pas de Camion à Déchets dans le QDS

 

Source: Spacing Montreal

 

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There aren’t going to be any dump trucks blocking up the streets in Montreal’s new Quartier des Spectacles. Last Wednesday, the City approved a proposition to replace public trash cans with receptacles for garbage, recyclables and compostables, all hooked up to an vacuum-powered collection system. Waste placed in each receptacle would be sucked into a network of underground tubes and transported to a central processing location (possibly located in Place Desjardins).

 

At first glance, this system may seem unduly costly and invasive, not to mention energy intensive. But since the streets in the QDS are already slotted to be ripped up in order to replace ageing sewers, aqueducts and power-lines, throwing in the waste-collection system will only cost an additional $8.2 million (according to a planner who worked on the proposal). Under the new system, garbage collection in the neighborhood would rely on electricity rather than fossil fuels, which may not be a bad idea given the cost and environmental impacts of burning fuel.

 

Most importantly, the new garbage collection system would also apply to residents and businesses located in the Quartier des Spectacles. For instance, the restaurants in Place Desjardins would be able to be compost food scraps, saving several hundred tons of waste from landfills each year.

 

Although Montreal is behind cities like Toronto who offer composting for household waste, this initiative would be the first in North America to offer composting on the public domain and for businesses.

 

ENVAC, the European company that engineers these systems worldwide, built their first trash-vacuuming system in Stockholm in 1961 and it is still in operation (it has an expected lifespan of about 50 years, although that is probably standard for sewers and other infrastructure).

 

Teaching the hoards of drunken festival-goers and clueless tourists to sort trash from recyclables and organic waste is a challenge for the future…

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Pas de Camion à Déchets dans le QDS

 

Source: Spacing Montreal

 

envac-system.jpg

 

There aren’t going to be any dump trucks blocking up the streets in Montreal’s new Quartier des Spectacles. Last Wednesday, the City approved a proposition to replace public trash cans with receptacles for garbage, recyclables and compostables, all hooked up to an vacuum-powered collection system. Waste placed in each receptacle would be sucked into a network of underground tubes and transported to a central processing location (possibly located in Place Desjardins).

 

At first glance, this system may seem unduly costly and invasive, not to mention energy intensive. But since the streets in the QDS are already slotted to be ripped up in order to replace ageing sewers, aqueducts and power-lines, throwing in the waste-collection system will only cost an additional $8.2 million (according to a planner who worked on the proposal). Under the new system, garbage collection in the neighborhood would rely on electricity rather than fossil fuels, which may not be a bad idea given the cost and environmental impacts of burning fuel.

 

Most importantly, the new garbage collection system would also apply to residents and businesses located in the Quartier des Spectacles. For instance, the restaurants in Place Desjardins would be able to be compost food scraps, saving several hundred tons of waste from landfills each year.

 

Although Montreal is behind cities like Toronto who offer composting for household waste, this initiative would be the first in North America to offer composting on the public domain and for businesses.

 

ENVAC, the European company that engineers these systems worldwide, built their first trash-vacuuming system in Stockholm in 1961 and it is still in operation (it has an expected lifespan of about 50 years, although that is probably standard for sewers and other infrastructure).

 

Teaching the hoards of drunken festival-goers and clueless tourists to sort trash from recyclables and organic waste is a challenge for the future…

 

Très intéressant.

 

Tes mieux de pas jeter ton portefeuille par erreur!

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Pas de Camion à Déchets dans le QDS

 

Source: Spacing Montreal

 

envac-system.jpg

 

There aren’t going to be any dump trucks blocking up the streets in Montreal’s new Quartier des Spectacles. Last Wednesday, the City approved a proposition to replace public trash cans with receptacles for garbage, recyclables and compostables, all hooked up to an vacuum-powered collection system. Waste placed in each receptacle would be sucked into a network of underground tubes and transported to a central processing location (possibly located in Place Desjardins).

 

At first glance, this system may seem unduly costly and invasive, not to mention energy intensive. But since the streets in the QDS are already slotted to be ripped up in order to replace ageing sewers, aqueducts and power-lines, throwing in the waste-collection system will only cost an additional $8.2 million (according to a planner who worked on the proposal). Under the new system, garbage collection in the neighborhood would rely on electricity rather than fossil fuels, which may not be a bad idea given the cost and environmental impacts of burning fuel.

 

Most importantly, the new garbage collection system would also apply to residents and businesses located in the Quartier des Spectacles. For instance, the restaurants in Place Desjardins would be able to be compost food scraps, saving several hundred tons of waste from landfills each year.

 

Although Montreal is behind cities like Toronto who offer composting for household waste, this initiative would be the first in North America to offer composting on the public domain and for businesses.

 

ENVAC, the European company that engineers these systems worldwide, built their first trash-vacuuming system in Stockholm in 1961 and it is still in operation (it has an expected lifespan of about 50 years, although that is probably standard for sewers and other infrastructure).

 

Teaching the hoards of drunken festival-goers and clueless tourists to sort trash from recyclables and organic waste is a challenge for the future…

 

:thumbsup: That is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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Ça va en faire du tuyau en dessous de la place du quartier des spectacles avec ce système, les conduites d'eau, égout, électricité, communications, le système de chauffage pour les trottoirs (s'ils le font toujours) et la fontaine !

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Un aspirateur souterrain de 8,2M$ à Montréal

11 février 2010 | 07h48

 

Agence QMI

 

La ville de Montréal est actuellement à mettre en place une mégabalayeuse centrale souterraine, enfouie sous les rues du quartier des spectacles, au centre-ville. Une affaire de 8,2 M$.

 

 

Finies les poubelles qui débordent, les détritus qui jonchent le sol, lors de festivals d'été et de rassemblements populaires au centre-ville de Montréal.

 

Dans le cadre du projet majeur d'aménagement urbain du Quartier des spectacles, amorcé autour de la Place des Arts, qui coûtera 147 M$ et qui sera complété en 2012, les autorités ont choisi d'innover en matière de collecte de matières résiduelles.

 

Ainsi, on a déjà complété une partie de l'installation d'une espèce de gigantesque balayeuse centrale souterraine qui permettra de récupérer les déchets au fur et à mesure que les poubelles seront pleines, afin de faire disparaître les déchets sous terre.

 

La décision finale n'est pas encore prise, mais la ville semble vouloir opter pour un projet à trois voies, qui permettrait de collecter de façon distincte les déchets, les matières recyclables et les matières compostables.

 

Contrôlé par ordinateur

 

Dans le quadrilatère des rues Saint- Dominique, De Bleury, Président-Kennedy et René-Lévesque, on a l'intention d'installer des poubelles ici et là, reliées à un énorme tuyau, enfoui environ deux mètres sous terre.

 

De façon informatisée, on établira à quelle fréquence les poubelles seront vidées. Par exemple, il pourrait être programmé de vider toutes les poubelles de recyclage du quadrilatère au même moment.

 

«Nous voulions privilégier la propreté du secteur, mais aussi réduire le camionnage et les gaz à effets de serre associés», explique le porte-parole Martin Maillet.

 

La Ville souhaitait le système le plus performant, adapté à notre réalité nordique. Après analyse, c'est la société suédoise Envac qui a été choisie.

 

Expansion possible

 

Puisque de nombreux travaux sont en cours dans le quadrilatère du Quartier des spectacles, on a profité de l'occasion pour installer le système souterrain. Un immense tuyau a déjà été enfoui sous la rue Jeanne-Mance. En mars, on s'attaquera à celui prévu sous la rue Sainte-Catherine.

 

Le tuyau a été produit en Espagne, à Barcelone, en raison de la qualité du polymère dont on doit le recouvrir. Les entreprises d'ici ne pouvaient fournir ce produit, a dit M. Maillet.

 

On ne peut préciser à quel endroit seront collectés tous ces déchets, puisque des négociations sont toujours en cours avec les propriétaires des immeubles convoités.

 

Le système ne sera utilisé qu'à environ 30 %, ce qui laisse place à de l'expansion dans d'autres secteurs, ultérieurement.

 

* Ce type de système souterrain est déjà utilisé dans le sud de l'Europe, en Espagne notamment, en Suède, et à Dubaï.

* * *

 

LE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES, C'EST...

 

* Un quadrilatère de 1 km2 se déployant autour de l'intersection des rues Sainte-Catherine-Saint-Laurent, délimité par les rues City Councillors, Berri et Sherbrooke, et par le boulevard René-Lévesque.

 

* 80 lieux de diffusion culturelle

 

* 30 salles de spectacles, 28 000 sièges

 

* 80 % des salles de spectacles de Montréal

 

* 5 millions de festivaliers

 

* 2 350 logements

 

* 6 000 résidents

 

* 45 000 emplois, dont 7 000 liés à la culture

 

* Projet majeur d'investissement urbain de 147 M$, qui sera complété en 2012

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:thumbsup: Wow! Je savais que l'on prévoyait un système de récupération des déchets notamment et je ne peux qu'applaudir à sa réalisation. Un bon investissement qui sera efficace et réglera tout le côté logistique de la propreté des lieux.

 

Fini les grands nettoyages de fins de soirées et le gaspillages des ressources, on pourra, à partir de ce système éprouvé ailleurs, solutionner plusieurs problèmes à la fois.

 

Comme quoi les bons investissements ne sont pas toujours visibles à l'oeil nu mais leur effet n'en sera que meilleurs et c'est l'image positive de la ville qui y gagnera.

 

Ceci explique peut-être les travaux qui ont cours actuellement sur la rue Ste-Catherine face à la PdA?

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Pas de Camion à Déchets dans le QDS

 

Source: Spacing Montreal

 

envac-system.jpg

 

There aren’t going to be any dump trucks blocking up the streets in Montreal’s new Quartier des Spectacles. Last Wednesday, the City approved a proposition to replace public trash cans with receptacles for garbage, recyclables and compostables, all hooked up to an vacuum-powered collection system. Waste placed in each receptacle would be sucked into a network of underground tubes and transported to a central processing location (possibly located in Place Desjardins).

 

At first glance, this system may seem unduly costly and invasive, not to mention energy intensive. But since the streets in the QDS are already slotted to be ripped up in order to replace ageing sewers, aqueducts and power-lines, throwing in the waste-collection system will only cost an additional $8.2 million (according to a planner who worked on the proposal). Under the new system, garbage collection in the neighborhood would rely on electricity rather than fossil fuels, which may not be a bad idea given the cost and environmental impacts of burning fuel.

 

Most importantly, the new garbage collection system would also apply to residents and businesses located in the Quartier des Spectacles. For instance, the restaurants in Place Desjardins would be able to be compost food scraps, saving several hundred tons of waste from landfills each year.

 

Although Montreal is behind cities like Toronto who offer composting for household waste, this initiative would be the first in North America to offer composting on the public domain and for businesses.

 

ENVAC, the European company that engineers these systems worldwide, built their first trash-vacuuming system in Stockholm in 1961 and it is still in operation (it has an expected lifespan of about 50 years, although that is probably standard for sewers and other infrastructure).

 

Teaching the hoards of drunken festival-goers and clueless tourists to sort trash from recyclables and organic waste is a challenge for the future…

 

Did they get this done? Has anyone seen this?

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