In 2011, an OdM investigation in Arrondissement d’Outremont had brought to light problems regarding the application of the regulation governing the handling of restaurant food waste, between garbage collections.  We had indeed noticed that, despite the regulation, some establishments had no cold storage place to keep their food waste.  They were, therefore, placing them in outside bins, near homes. The owners and tenants of these homes were complaining of a multitude of nuisances (odours, uncleanliness, vermin and noise).  Our intervention had allowed to attenuate many of these nuisances, but not entirely.  The Borough had then undertaken to review its regulation.  In 2014, the OdM submitted comments on the draft new regulation.  This regulation was adopted in December 2014.  Our office will follow up in 2015 regarding the application of the new rules and their efficiency.

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