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Broken Blue Box Exchange Day!

On Saturday June 3rd from 10am-4pm at the Quinte Mall parking lot beside the Mini-Putt, bring us your broken blue box for a new one for no charge. We can only accept standard and tall curbside blue boxes. We are also selling both standard and tall blue boxes – $8, backyard composters – $55, and… Continue reading Broken Blue Box Exchange Day!

Black Plastic Is Garbage.

It’s nearing that time when a lot of us, including myself, start to get ready for another gardening season.  And with gardening, comes mounds upon mounds of plastic planters, pots, and bags.  Are they recyclable? The answer is ‘it depends’. Black plastic is not accepted in the blue box. Black plastic pots and planters, foam… Continue reading Black Plastic Is Garbage.

E-Waste Drop-Off Now in Trenton

New for 2017: we’ve added a second electronic waste drop off location! E-waste can now be dropped off in Trenton at the Material Recovery Facility (recycling plant) at 270 West St. during these hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am-2:30pm only The following e-waste items are accepted: printer cartridges (HP, Canon, Lexmark, Brother, Samsung) printers, desktop copiers, scanners… Continue reading E-Waste Drop-Off Now in Trenton

(Almost) Everything You Thought Was Recyclable…But Isn’t

Before I start listing things we’ve all put in the blue box by mistake, we should clarify a little on how the blue box program in Quinte works. Quinte Waste Solutions is a not-for-profit municipal service board that runs a two-stream household container and fibres (paper) recycling program for nine municipalities in the Quinte region. That… Continue reading (Almost) Everything You Thought Was Recyclable…But Isn’t