Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve: petition against the spacing of garbage collection

Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve: petition against the spacing of garbage collection
Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve: petition against the spacing of garbage collection

Odors, worms, rats and unsanitary conditions: the organization Ligue 33 will file a petition on Tuesday to oppose the spacing out of garbage collection, which is causing great concern to residents of the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough in Montreal.

“The spacing of garbage collection is an issue that worries many people we have spoken to since our beginnings three years ago,” said Ligue 33 treasurer Renaud Dumouchel, according to a press release published Tuesday.

The petition, which has collected some 300 signatures, will be submitted by the citizens’ group to the borough council meeting to be held at 6 p.m. at Parc Saint-Aloysius in order to change the minds of local elected officials regarding this “unpopular” measure, according to the organization.

“Now that this measure has been deployed across the entire MHM territory east of Viau, people from Mercier, Longue-Pointe, Louis-Riel and Tétreaultville are complaining,” lamented Mr. Dumouchel.

Ligue 33, which complains about the unsanitary conditions prevailing in these eastern Montreal neighbourhoods, including problems with odours, worms and rats, is joining forces with citizens in an effort to force the administration of borough mayor Pierre Lessard-Blais to back down.

« [Ces problèmes] are added to their other pre-existing concerns. In Hochelaga, where the sanitation problems are already glaring, people fear the worst,” we can read in the press release, while the organization wishes to raise awareness among the population on sanitation issues.

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