The City of Montréal has selected SUEZ to design, build and operate the city's first organic waste treatment center. This 7-year contract, worth €117 million, will come into effect in April 2019.
SUEZ will build a composting facility in the Saint-Laurent borough that can process up to 50,000 tons of organic material each year. The facility will recover in compost the green and food waste produced by the inhabitants of the West Island of Montreal as well as the pre-compost from one of the city’s biomethanation centers. Commissioned in the Fall of 2021, the facility will be operated and maintained by SUEZ for a period of five years.
It is the first of five organic waste treatment centers (OWTCs) planned by the City of Montréal1 to recover and divert away its organic waste from landfill by 2020. Two composting facilities, two biomethanation plants and a pilot pre-processing plant will be built on four sites located on the island.