Description of the program
The program Aide au compostage domestique et communautaire (Household and Community Composting Assistance Program, known by its French abbreviation ACDC) provides financial subsidies to smaller-sized municipalities (those with fewer than 5,000 residents), Aboriginal communities and unorganized territories to help them divert organic waste from landfill and reduce their GHG emissions.
The subsidies will enable these entities to introduce household and community composting equipment and comply with the requirements of the Program of redistribution to municipalities of charges payable for the disposal of residual materials administered by the Ministry of Environment and Fight Against Climate Change (MELCC).
Please read the regulatory framework (PDF, 362 kB) (in French) for full details of the program.
The following entities are eligible for the program:
- Quebec municipalities with populations of less than 5,000, except those within the territories of the Québec City Metropolitan Community and Montréal Metropolitan Community
- Unorganized territories in Quebec
- Aboriginal communities in Quebec
The total budget for the program is $4.63 million, drawn from the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan. Payment of subsidies is conditional upon the availability of these funds.
Under the program, the maximum subsidy per entity is set at $100,000.
Submit a request
The steps for submitting a request are as follows:
- Refer to the regulatory framework (PDF, 362 kB) (in French) to make sure your project is eligible
- Download and complete the following:
- Send us all of the required documents by e-mail to ACDC@recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca
Applicants have until August 31, 2022, to submit a complete request for financial assistance.
In compliance with the reduce-at-source principle, RECYC-QUÉBEC will not process any applications submitted in paper format, except in extenuating circumstances.
An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to you within five working days of receipt of your request.
Projects submitted will be evaluated as soon as possible, in the order in which complete application packages are received.
Sample resolution and attestation
To assist you with the application process, we are providing the following samples:
- Council resolutions:
- Attestation of service (DOCX, 21 kB) (in French) confirming the number of dwelling units already having household composting equipment
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions about the ACDC program (PDF, 363 kB) (in French) to find answers.
If you still require further information, contact us at ACDC@recyc-quebec.gouv.qc.ca.
For assistance in setting up your project and in rolling out your information, awareness and education initiatives, the following tools will provide support and guidance:
- List of household composters available in Quebec (PDF, 254 kB) (in French); you can also refer to the page Choisir un modèle de composteur domestique (in French) to learn more
- Mini-guide to backyard composting (DOCX, 1.9 MB) and municipal logo instructions (PDF, 324 kB) are available
- French versions of the Mini-guide to backyard composting (DOCX, 2.1 MB) and instructions for adding a municipal logo to the mini-guide (PDF, 287 kB)
- Directory of businesses, organizations and lecturers offering information, awareness and education services to municipal organizations (PDF, 301 kB) (in French)
- The accountability report templates:
List of accepted projects
Home or community composters for plant derived organic waste:
- MRC D’Autray for the municipalities of Mandeville, Saint-Cléophas, La Visitation-de-l’Île-Dupas, Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Didace
- Régie intermunicipale des déchets de Témiscouata for the 19 municipalities of MRC de Témiscouata
Thermophilic composters :
- Landrienne, Saint-Félix-de-Dalquier, Saint-Marc-de-Figuery, La Corne