Cascades Is Doing its Part to Keep Nature Clean

Sadly, there are a number of illegal dumps that exist in Canada. In an effort to remove waste from nature, PurNat, a non-profit organization, coordinates clean-ups of illegal landfill sites with companies whose mission is to protect and improve the environment.


Big mobilization for a clean-up event in Rigaud

On October 17, 2023, more than 30 Cascaders from various plants joined forces to remove nearly 5 tonnes of waste and contaminants from a natural area in the municipality of Rigaud, contributing to a cleaner environment for the local community.

A big clean-up in British Columbia

On April 22, 2022, nearly 40 Cascaders mobilized in the City of Surrey to remove more than 3 tonnes of waste from a natural site. Another example of Cascades and its employees making a difference for the environment.

A healthier environment in Quebec and Ontario

Armed with their seals, their pliers and a strong desire to improve the well-being of people, communities and the planet, our Cascaders, in collaboration with PurNat, carried out two cleanups of illegal dumpsites in Quebec and Ontario last fall. They freed nature from its waste, making a difference for a vast ecosystem.

Giving back to nature in the Greater Montreal area

In October 2019, a second cleanup took place in the suburbs of Montreal. More than 60 Cascaders took part in the event. Together, they freed nature from nearly 2.8 tons of garbage.

A First Clean Up in Saint-Lucien

On June 4, 2017, some 20 Cascades employees joined forces to clean up a former landfill site in the municipality of Saint-Lucien, Centre-du-Québec. The landfill was located on private property. With the assistance of PurNat, the Cascaders removed several tons of scrap metal, plastic and household waste.

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Mario Plourde - Président et chef de la direction

Mario Plourde

Président et chef de la direction

« C'est dans notre ADN. Cascades est née de la récupération et du recyclage. La sensibilisation par des gestes comme ça, c’est parfaitement en ligne avec notre mission d’entreprise. »

Léon Marineau - Vie-président, environnement

Léon Marineau

Vice-président, environnement

« C’est une opportunité pour nous de travailler ensemble en dehors du bureau, avec des gens provenant d’autres équipes que l’on ne côtoie pas nécessairement au quotidien. »

A Lasting Partnership

Cascades has been a proud partner of PurNat since 2015 and encourages Cascaders and communities to share with that organization any information regarding illegal landfills.