Signaterre Environment’s
Social Responsibilities

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Garantee

The Regulation Respecting the Burial of Contaminated Soils requires a deposit of $2 per ton landfill buried to be paid to the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MEFCC).

For long term care, this warranty allows the MEFCC to use the money to close a landfill in the event that the owners fail to comply with their legal obligations.

Signaterre Environment’s
Social Responsibilities

Signaterre Environnement site is subject to the obligation to maintain a post-closure cost management fund through a public utility trust.

This is the first contaminated landfill site in Quebec to have such a public guarantee.

The owners of a landfill must, among other things, treat the leachate (water in the bottom of cells) and perform many environmental monitoring prescribed by the Regulation. After completion of the operation, the Contaminated Soil Landfill Regulations require owners to continue this treatment and follow-up for a minimum of 30 years, or until there are no more contaminants emitted (no more water to pump or treat).
The money required for these activities, including the maintenance of the venue and equipment, is deposited in a trust.

At the end of the operation, the Minister must approve each withdrawal made by the operator to meet its obligations. And, if the operator fails to meet its obligations, the Minister can use these amounts itself.

The required amounts are analyzed, approved and reviewed every three years by the MEFCC.

The guarantee and the public trust fund are in place to ensure that the site does not become an environmental liability to the taxpayers.

Community Liaison Commitee

The City of Mascouche and Signaterre Environnement have established a community liaison commitee to maintain contact with the community.

The commitee is made up of the following members:

City of Mascouche | MRC des Moulins
Regional Council of the Environment of Lanaudière (CREL)
Conseil du Bassin versant des Mille-Îles (COBAMIL)
Surrounded resident | The des Moulins Local Development Centre

Social Implication

Social and community involvement is part of the company's DNA.

Cooperation with the city of Mascouche:
A fee of $1.25 is paid to the City of Mascouche for each ton confined.
Free disposal of 5,000 tonnes of contaminated soil per year for the city of Mascouche with a cumulative of up to 75,000 tonnes.

Regional and provincial involvement in various environmental associations: Réseau Environment & Conseil des Bassins versants des Milles Îles (COBAMIL)

National and international involvement: Aga Khan Foundation

Signaterre Information & Outreach Sessions

Information Booth

A Signaterre Environnement booth will be on site with Signaterre's general manager presenting our services and answer all of the citizens' questions.

Open House Day

Open to all. Information booth for the public. Site visits.

Open House Day

Open to all. Information booth for the public. Site visits.

Open House Day

Presentation of the “Restoration and relaunch of the Signaterre Environnement (formerly Ecolosol) conference” by Samuel Roger. Visit of the site and networking cocktail.

Information Booth

A Signaterre Environnement booth on site with its General Manager to present the services offered and answer the citizen’s questions.

Information Session

"Environmental restoration and relaunch of the Mascouche contaminated soil management site activities". Presentation on the following topics: management of contaminated soils in Quebec, why some soils are confined, and others are treated; history of the Mascouche site; restoration and relaunch of the site; current authorizations; and, future projects.

Information Session

"Environmental restoration and relaunch of the Mascouche contaminated soil management site activities". Presentation on the following topics: management of contaminated soils in Quebec, why some soils are buried CONFINED and others are treated; history of the Mascouche site; restoration and relaunch of the site; current authorizations; and, future projects. Also, an interview between the newspaperman Gilles Fontaine and Signaterre Environnement’s Management team.

Information Session

"Environmental restoration and relaunch of the Mascouche contaminated soil management site activities". Presentation on the following topics: management of contaminated soils in Quebec, why some soils are confined, and others are treated; history of the Mascouche site; restoration and relaunch of the site; current authorizations; and, future projects.

Information Session

"Environmental restoration and relaunch of the Mascouche contaminated soil management site activities". Presentation on the following topics: management of contaminated soils in Quebec, why some soils are confined, and others are treated; history of the Mascouche site; restoration and relaunch of the site; current authorizations; and, future projects.

Conference

"Environmental restoration and relaunch of the Mascouche contaminated (formerly Écolosol)". Presentation on the following topics: history of the site; consequences of a landslide on the site; restoration options; details of the restoration regulated by an authorization certificate; commercial relaunch of the site; and, development projects.

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