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A Straightforward Approach to a Low-Waste Lifestyle

We want to change how people view recycling. Our Climate is changing. There is no doubt about it. From mass droughts and devastating weather events, to record temperatures, we are watching our world change. But what can we do to help and why is climate change so significant? Simply put, our climate will not change… Continue reading A Straightforward Approach to a Low-Waste Lifestyle

Zero Plastic Waste by 2030

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The Government of Canada has made considerable progress in regard to their Zero Plastic Waste by 2030 initiative. A plethora of plastic products will be strictly prohibited in 2023. Plastic Waste: Quinte Waste Solutions has an impressive capture rate of an estimated 96% of recyclables being repurposed. However, a vast amount of plastics across other… Continue reading Zero Plastic Waste by 2030

5 ways to Recycle Glass Beer, Wine, & Spirit Bottles

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When we look at our glass collection here at Quinte Waste Solutions an unfortunate amount of the glass materials are deposit-return bottles. While we are happy to accept properly recycled glass materials, deposit-return bottles should be recycled by The Beer Store; to be used again and again. Glass bottles are heavy and they are often… Continue reading 5 ways to Recycle Glass Beer, Wine, & Spirit Bottles

Windy Day Recycling Tips

There’s A Storm Brewin’ In case you didn’t know, the Land of Oz wants our garbage as much as China does. So on windy days, it’s important that we take the weather into account when placing our recycling at the curb. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the weather and your recycling:… Continue reading Windy Day Recycling Tips

Film Plastics

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What Are Film Plastics? Film plastics are a few different things when it comes to the world of recycling. These include grocery bags, plastic bags on the roll for your loose produce, bread bags and potting soil/fertilizer bags for example. Why Are They At Risk? In June of 2020 most recycling programs removed this material… Continue reading Film Plastics

Top 5 Summer Tips

Quinte Waste Solutions’ Top Five Summer Tips: Make the Most of your Depot Visits! Have Electronic and Hazardous Waste? Consider the Belleville Depot over our Trenton location! Reminder that our Mobile Events only except Hazardous Waste, with the exception of motor oil, and no Electronics. Stay Safe, Especially with your Medical Waste: Masks NEVER go… Continue reading Top 5 Summer Tips

Mobile Events are Back!

We are thrilled to be able to restart our Mobile Event series for Hazardous Waste! While you can always still visit us at the Depot at 75 Wallbridge Crescent during our summer hours of operation, we cannot wait to visit you in your communities as well! Here is a list of all Mobile Events scheduled… Continue reading Mobile Events are Back!

Spring Cleaning

With some “extra” time on our hands, staying at home this season may (will?) entail some Spring cleaning! From hazardous waste to unrecyclable plastics, we want to make sure you know where to go with all your waste. With on-going changes to regulations, we also encourage you to check-back here often, as we will be… Continue reading Spring Cleaning

Our Top 6 Household Hazardous Waste Materials

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Our Top 6 Household Hazardous Waste Materials At our Household and Electronic Waste Depot, we see lots of hazardous materials. And quite often we get asked ‘what happens to the hazardous waste once you get it?’. Here are our top 6 household hazardous waste materials we receive and what happens to it after it’s landed… Continue reading Our Top 6 Household Hazardous Waste Materials

Change In Recycling Depot Hours

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Update! Effective Monday, October 5th, there is a Change In Recycling Depot Hours located at 270 West Street. It will be closed at 4 pm daily. This affects our self-serve residential recycling drop-off. The new hours will be from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. Our office will remain open until 5 pm. Other Hours: Our large electronics collection… Continue reading Change In Recycling Depot Hours