In 2019, we collaborated with the Maison de l’Environnement de Verdun, Casa-CAFI, le Repaire
Dawson Youth, the CDSV and Verdun Sans Faim as part of a pilot project to create the first complete food waste recovery circuit in Verdun. The project formed part of the “Collective Impact Project” initiative supported by the Centraide of Greater Montreal organization.
Three (3) stores have been gradually integrated into the circuit: IGA Wellington, La Branche
d’Olivier and the Tondreau Market.
Waste and foodstuffs that couldn’t be processed in the collective kitchens of Casa-CAFI and Repaire Jeunesse Dawson were collected each week by CAUS for composting. Last year, we collected 477 liters of food waste for the industrial composter at Grand Potager. This amount turned out to be insufficient to create a compost batch last year, but the project continued in 2020.
Our first batch of compost goes on sale at the farmers market in September.