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It’s nearing that time when a lot of us, including myself, start to get ready for another gardening season. 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 Materials Black plastic pots… Continue reading Black Plastic is SO Five Minutes Ago!
Our Tall Blue Boxes can pack a lot of weight! Because of this, we have hot stamped on the side ‘PLASTIC & METAL CONTAINERS ONLY’. All paper materials must be placed in the smaller blue box. When the tall blue box becomes full of papers, especially wet papers when it rains, it can cause a… Continue reading Tall Blue Boxes – Let’s Keep It Light!
This Christmas season make sure to continue to be a great recycler, thats one way to stay on Santa’s “nice” list! Properly dispose of packaging and decorations and think of alternatives to garbage to build new traditions that have the environment in mind. 1. Only recycle what we can recycle. That means only put the… Continue reading Christmas Wrapping: What’s In and What’s Out
We have good news: Quinte Waste Solutions will now be collecting the recycling on a weekly basis all year long. Previously, Prince Edward County has been subject to bi-weekly collection in the winter months. Now, we will be able to collect the recycling every week. Residents are asked to put their properly sorted recycling out… Continue reading Prince Edward County: Weekly Collection All Year Long!
Recycling is a part of our everyday lives – but do you know how it all started? Although the recycling process as we know it only began about 40 years ago, the concept of reusing materials has been around for thousands of years. In 1031 A.D., the first evidence of recycling was recorded. The Japanese… Continue reading The History of Waste and Recycling
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it is collected? At the Material Recovery Facility, workers on the sort line spend hours each day sorting the material by hand. This job involves some unpleasant surprises, ripping open bags of material, and wondering what hazards may be hidden in the recycling. To find… Continue reading Secrets from the Sort Line
Living a zero waste lifestyle is a change many people are making. At Quinte Waste Solutions we had the pleasure of speaking to Laura Nash from Zero Waste Countdown Podcast and radio show and asked her a little bit about her journey on becoming zero waste, the challenges she has faced, and how she has… Continue reading Recycling and a Zero Waste Lifestyle
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