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Few products come in glass jars these days, and plastic plastic packaging is everywhere. The plastic bottle war has been going on for sometime now, but it’s not just water bottles that are the problem, from peanut butter jars to 2 litre coke bottles, these bottles are all made the same way. Regardless of the… Continue reading Plastic is Everywhere, But Where Does it Come From?
Environment week is coming to a close, but why not take the things we’ve learned to make every week environment week? Just in case you missed what has been discussed on social media @quinterecycles, we’ve summed it up here. This week we went over a lot, with the focus being on plastics. On Monday, we… Continue reading Environment Week Closing Blog
The weather is finally warm, and the fear of stepping outside has vanished from our conscious. It is finally camping season. Is there anything better than being immersed in the great outdoors? For those who camp, you fully enjoy the sunshine, the forest scenery and of course the campfire stories. But what I’m sure you… Continue reading Waste Free Camping
Our Hazardous and Electronic Waste program is celebrating 25 years this year! That’s 25 amazing years of diverting hazardous material from our landfills and environment. To celebrate, we’d like to invite everyone who is serviced by Quinte Waste Solutions to visit our depot located at 75 Wallbridge Crescent in Belleville on June 2nd. Between 9… Continue reading 25 Years of Hazardous Waste Recycling!
It’s hard to imagine a time without straws, for 7,000 years people have been drinking out of straws. From fountain drinks to iced lattes, straws seem to be impossible to avoid. Since the 1960’s plastic straws have made up 99% of the straw market and straw alternatives made of glass and metal only making up… Continue reading The Struggle with Straws
Recycling can seem complicated, especially with mixed information coming from all different directions. Let’s focus on our municipal recycling service in Quinte to take a look at what we don’t accept with reasons why. Before we get into the do’s and don’ts, it is important to remember the goal of recycling. The point of what… Continue reading More of Everything You Thought Was Recyclable…. But Isn’t
Battery Collection Days are back! From April 9th to 27th, place your dead household batteries in a plastic resealable bag on top of your blue box recycling. Before outlining the reasons why recycling batteriesares so important, let’s go through the process of Battery Collection Days. Some details to note: Gather up your spent batteries. This… Continue reading Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead EXTENDED until April 27th!
From cups to filters, from stir sticks to sleeves, coffee comes with a lot of extras beyond milk or cream. It’s no secret that Canadians love their coffee. Each single-use cup becomes additional waste for the landfill because paper cups are garbage. Here are some popular discussions about coffee waste and what we can do… Continue reading The Problem with Paper Cups
Christmas brings new ways to incorporate green thinking into our traditions. This year, get creative and consider the environment when decorating, buying presents, or planning for social events. Here are some ideas that are great for the environment and our budgets around the holidays. 1. Fabric gift wrap Wrapping with single use paper, bows, and… Continue reading Environmental Tips for a “Green” Christmas
Please note the two holiday changes that will affect holiday pick up if Monday is your regular recycling pick up day. Instead of pick up on MONDAY DECEMBER 25th, the drivers will pick up sorted recycling on SATURDAY DECEMBER 23rd. Instead of pick up on MONDAY JANUARY 1st, the drivers will pick up sorted… Continue reading Holiday Collection Schedule