Waste Management Toolbox

Guide for the Management and Operation of an Ecocenter Adapted to the Context of the First Nations in Quebec

This guide is designed to support the safe and efficient management of ecocentres and can be adapted locally for each community.

It includes overall functioning, operating procedures, operating instructions and tips, health and safety elements, and the required employee training. It also contains many practical tools and documents that can be printed for use on the Ecocentre site.

An editable Word version is available upon request from the FNQLSDI waste management team. Do not hesitate to ask for their support to adapt this document.

Ecocenter Guide – General 2021 Edition

Guide for the Management and Operation of a Composting Facility

The WM team is proud to prensent a guide for the managements and operation of a composting facility.

This guide is designed for centralized composting activities at the scale of a First Nation community. It presents the main actions to be carried out throughout the various stages of the service, from collection to compost use. Health and safety, quality control and data monitoring are also addressed in addition to human resources and training.

Composting Guide – Nov 2021 Edition

Data tracking tool for ecocenters

The data tracking tool for ecocenters is an Excel file developed specifically for tracking data such as :

  • quantities of materials entering the ecocenter;
  • types of materials entering the ecocenter;
  • visitof informations;
  • traffic date.

Please note that this is an Excel file that can be modified according to specific needs. Do not hesitate to contact us for training on the proper use of the tool.

4R’s Guide

By sensitizing us to the problematic of over-consumption and residual materials (i.e. wastes), this guide hopes to achieve the following three objectives and :

consumption and residual materials (i.e. wastes), this guide hopes to achieve the following three objectives and :

  1. Reducing individual and collective waste production (and the waste of resources);
  2. Efficiently managing the waste that is produced;
  3. Minimizing, thus, the risk of environmental contamination.

The guide is available here.

Interactive Outlook of Waste Management Infrastructures

The FNQLSDI, in collaboration with the Quebec First Nations Waste Management Regional Committee, introduce you to an interactive map of the waste management infrastructures accessible to First Nations in Quebec and Labrador.
This interactive outlook aims to promote knowledge sharing between the various actors involved in First Nations waste management.
Fill-in this form for any update request.

Some of our achievements include:

  • Educational activities in communities
  • Information sheet on Waste Management terms, acronyms and programs
  • Developing a comprehensive regional portrait of residual materials management in First Nations in Quebec
  • Publishing a gap analysis for residual materials management in Quebec versus in First Nation communities