New satellite Ecocentre and improved bus service highlight Pincourt council meeting
PHOTO BY JOHN JANTAK
Pincourt officially opened a new satellite Ecocentre at the town’s public works site at 750 Boulevard Olympique where residents on Île Perrot and throughout the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region can dispose of treated and untreated wood and all types of construction material and waste including dirt.
Residents from Île Perrot and throughout the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region now have the option to dispose of construction waste at a new satellite Ecocentre that was officially opened in Pincourt last week. The announcement was made at the start of June 9 council meeting by Mayor Yvan Cardinal who said the new Ecocentre will be especially beneficial to residents living in the neighbouring municipalities of L’Île Perrot, Notre Dame de l’Île Perrot and Terrasse-Vaudreuil who will no longer have to haul their waste to the primary facility in Vaudreuil-Dorion.
“Our new satellite Ecocentre is an extension of the service that is provided by the main centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion,” Town Manager Michel Perrier told Your Local Journal. “We realized there were not a lot of people from Île-Perrot that were going there mainly because it’s out of the way. “So the MRC approached us to see if it was possible to install a satellite site that would be complimentary,” Perrier added. “We put it in place and officially opened it this afternoon. We offer a similar service but on a smaller scale. “Items that can be brought to Pincourt’s satellite Ecocentre, which is located at the town’s public works site at 750 Boulevard Olympique, include treated and untreated wood and all types of construction material and waste including dirt, the most commonly disposed items, said Perrier.
Five large containers are available onsite for disposal. Household items such as old furniture are not accepted, but Perrier said the town has a free monthly curbside pickup service for these items that are collected by the town’s waste management team. When it comes to electronics and other items such as unused paint, Perrier said that just like used tires, they can be returned to a retailer.
“You can drop them off anywhere and they’ll accept it. They have to because now you’re paying a recycling fee when you buy these items,” he said. The town’s disposal service is provided free of charge to all residents living on Île Perrot and throughout the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, said Perrier. The Pincourt Ecocentre is open six days a week, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. on Saturday. Proof of residency is required along with one piece of photo identification.
Improved bus service
Mayor Cardinal also announced that the town is providing improved bus service with the addition of a new intermediate size MIDIbus from the Conseil Intermunicipal de Transport (CIT) La Presqu’Île to replace the two mini-buses that presently operate on the number 35 bus route. Cardinal said the new bus was introduced because of constantly increasing ridership, which jumped almost25 per cent between January to April this year from the same period in2014.
The MIDIbus has increased passenger capacity with 29 seats and 15 to20 additional spots for standing passengers compared to the mini-buses which only had 25 seats and no standing room. Other changes to Pincourt’s busservice include the elimination of the number 32 bus route which will increase the service provided along the bus route 35 that runs between Dorion and Ste. Anne de Bellevue to three round trips in the morning and three more in the afternoon. Bus routes 31and 33 will also cover the areas that will no longer be serviced by bus route32.