May 7, 2019 5:42 pm
Updated: May 7, 2019 6:12 pm

Dorval launches pilot project to recycle personal care products

WATCH: Dorval has introduced a new recycling program aimed at helping citizens and local businesses be even more environmentally conscious. As Global's Billy Shields explains, the initiative aims to keep items such as toothpaste boxes, hair accessories and toothbrushes out of landfills.


The West Island city of Dorval has launched a pilot project to recycle personal care products such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shampoo bottles and other items.

“Right now, it’s pretty quiet, but we’re starting to get the word out,” said city spokesperson Sebastien Gauthier.

Residents can drop off their recyclable products at the front office of the Sarto Desnoyers Community Centre in a special cardboard bin lined with plastic. Electric appliances like hairdryers and biohazards like used syringes aren’t accepted.

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While the project is only a couple of weeks old, some Dorval residents are already fully behind it.

“Everything that we can recycle, everything that we can do for the planet, why not?” said Suzanne Boyer, who co-owns the Mistral hair salon on Lakeshore Boulevard.

Boyer said she would have to throw out gallons of shampoo bottles at her salon before turning to refillable bottles, which helped her to save on disposable plastics.

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Gauthier says that if the program is successful, the city could put more bins out at locations all over Dorval.

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