Who we are

Who we are

RecycleMédias is a private, non-profit organization created in December 2000 with the mission of representing newspapers, which are required to contribute to residual materials recycling and reclamation efforts in Québec.


Since 2005, RecycleMédias has been the organization accredited by the Government of Québec to represent owners of newspapers (dailies, weeklies and others) pursuant to the Environment Quality Act.


Since March 17, 2021, the 65 Law has amended the framework of a new selective collection system.

The role and responsibilities de RecycleMédias are to: 


•  make representations to the Government of Québec to establish fair and equitable rates for the members RecycleMédias represents;

•  collect the financial contributions of its members and remit them to Recyc-Québec;

•  take part in negotiations with Recyc-Québec regarding compensation for services.


RecycleMédias represents hundreds of newspapers published by the following organizations: MediaQMI, The GazetteLe Devoir, the Québec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA), the Association des médias écrits communautaires du Québec (AMEQ), Quebec Weekly Association (HQ) and several other independent publications.




The mission of RecycleMédias is to represent certain businesses and organizations targeted by the Act in their responsibility to finance the net costs of municipal curbside recycling services and, to ensure that financing, to establish equitable contribution rates.


Board of Directors


Richard Tremblay

Vice-Président des opérations industrielle,
Media-QMI inc.


Andréanne Simard

Directrice, finances et administration
Les coops de l'information


Renel Bouchard

Président et secrétaire, IciMédias inc.


Denis Tétreault

Directeur général,


Josée Boutin

Directrice des ressources humaines,
Post Media (The Gazette)


Benoit Chartier

DBC Communications inc.
Representative for the Quebec Weekly Association


Brian Myles

editor, Le Devoir


Michael Sochaczevski

The Suburban
Representative of the Community newspapers association