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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

Why Do We Recycle Hazardous Waste?

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Why Do We Recycle Hazardous Waste? Disposing hazardous waste properly is important! Besides having a safe place to dispose of it, it can also be turned into new materials like new paint or new energy! We’ve compiled a list of our most frequent items received at our Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste Depot. Paint Latex… Continue reading Why Do We Recycle Hazardous Waste?

What’s New

What’s New? Please refer to this post for program updates! Date Update May 3, 2022 Our Marmora & Lake Mobile Event scheduled for May 28 has been rescheduled to July 23. Read the full press release here. January 24, 2022 Our Recycling Depot has reopened for public use. January 17, 2022 RECYCLING IS CANCELLED THIS… Continue reading What’s New

Front Line Faces Project Quinte

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The Front Line Faces Project Quinte is a grassroots movement aimed at bringing recognition, appreciation, and empowerment to the often oversighted, hard-working individuals in essential service roles within our community. What is a Front Line Worker Front Line Worker is defined as ‘key workers’ who are critical to the Covid-19 response or delivering essential public… Continue reading Front Line Faces Project Quinte

Trash Bash

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Bashing Trash Since 2000! Every year, residents of the Quinte area look forward to the annual Trash Bash. It has so many incredibly huge benefits to our communities. Trash Bash has very important aspects: It cleans up the roadsides, ditches, parks and lawns after the winter snow has all melted. We come together as a… Continue reading Trash Bash

Recycling 4/20

How To Recycle 4/20 We are always encouraging proper recycling 24/7 and that even includes recycling on 4/20. Surprisingly there are some paraphernalia that is recyclable. And some not so surprising things that are not recyclable. We’ve compiled this list for you to help you be a conscious cannabis user. So pass the dutchie to… Continue reading Recycling 4/20

Staying Green Under Quarantine

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How to Keep Staying Green Under Quarantine Going green in the regular everyday routine takes hard work, dedication and will power. It’s definitely not an easy lifestyle change to take on, especially when our world is built for convenience. But how do we keep staying green during quarantine? Our options have become limited such as… Continue reading Staying Green Under Quarantine

Sustainable Decluttering While Practicing Self-Isolation

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Social Distancing Now that we’re practicing self-isolation and social distancing, it’s the perfect time to start cleaning out cupboards, closets and drawers. Not to mention those boxes you still have sitting around from when you moved in three years ago (here’s your first tip – if you haven’t unpacked it in that long you probably… Continue reading Sustainable Decluttering While Practicing Self-Isolation

COVID-19 And Recycling

COVID-19 Important Updates Please check back often for important updates regarding your recycling collection and how it’s been affected by COVID-19. Depot Closure Our Public Recycling Depot is presently closed to public use due to COVID 19 affecting some staff. It will reopen on Monday, January 24. Curbside collection is not affected. Please have your… Continue reading COVID-19 And Recycling

Christmas Wrapping: What’s In and What’s Out

This Christmas season make sure to continue to be a great recycler, that’s 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