Expected impact on waste and recyclables collection
The closure of the Louis Hippolyte-Lafontaine tunnel will have an impact on the waste collection schedule throughout Greater Montreal.
Traffic congestion in Montreal is not just a matter for the island, but also for the South Shore and the North Shore since both trucks and staff must travel quickly and effectively to complete their routes. One day on the South Shore, the next on the North Shore and the next on the island: that’s the reality of waste collection companies like Ricova.
As a result, Ricova and several municipal waste and recyclable collection service providers sent a communication to the municipalities they serve to raise awareness of the current situation. Our letter is reproduced in full below.
- One is the shortage of labour, specifically drivers and mechanics. Despite our recruitment efforts and financial incentives to attract these essential professionals to our operations, we are all experiencing a shortage of staff that is impacting our ability to maintain our normal operations.
- Second, the supply crisis is causing delays in the delivery of equipment and incredible delays in receiving spare parts for repairs. We deplore all the fixed assets of our trucks which, once again, make it difficult to meet our contractual obligations.
- And finally, the increasingly complex and time-consuming road conditions in the greater Montreal area, especially on the South Shore and the North Shore, particularly because of work in the Louis-Hyppolite-Lafontaine, represent for all an issue of management of the schedules, but also of personnel since the employees are not all domiciled in the place where the garages are located.
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