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Holiday Collection Schedule

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

Hazardous & Electronic Waste Depot: Extended November Hours

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This November, our Hazardous & Electronic Waste Depot has extended hours. The depot, located at 75 Wallbridge Crescent in Belleville, will be open on the following dates throughout the month: Tuesdays, 2pm-7pm Wednesdays, 9am-4pm Thursdays, 9am-4pm 1st Saturday of the Month, 9am-4pm At the depot you can dispose of old paint, cleaners, motor oil and… Continue reading Hazardous & Electronic Waste Depot: Extended November Hours

Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead November 6th – 17th

Battery Collection Days are back! From November 6th to 17th, place your dead household batteries in a plastic resealable bag on top of your blue box recycling. Before outlining the reasons why recycling batteries is so important, let’s go over the process of Battery Collection Days. Some details to note: Gather up your spent batteries.… Continue reading Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead November 6th – 17th

How to Dispose of Ammunition and Shell Casings

  It’s that time of year when ammunition and spent bullet casings are seen more commonly. With hunting season in full swing across Ontario, more bullets and bullet casings are found scattered across the ground and in blue boxes. Neither of these locations are the right place for ammunition. This poses the question: where should… Continue reading How to Dispose of Ammunition and Shell Casings

Prince Edward County – Back to Bi-Weekly

Prince Edward County (PEC) will be returning to bi-weekly blue box collection on October 30th, 2017. Trucks may begin their days at different spots on their collection route, so please be sure to have your blue box to the curb by 7AM on your collection day to avoid being missed. – Purchase a new or… Continue reading Prince Edward County – Back to Bi-Weekly

And that’s a wrap!

I have been lucky enough to be apart of the Quinte Waste Solutions Communications team for the last two summers and as September gets closer I am able to reflect on all of the excitement over the past few months. I was given the opportunity to plan and implement Quinte Waste Solutions first ever Respect… Continue reading And that’s a wrap!

The Recycle Cycle – What happens after it leaves your curb!

Often residents are not sure what happens to the material in the blue box after it leaves the curb other than a blue truck comes and picks up the material inside. Some people think this material goes to a facility and its automatically recycled. The truth is your blue box recyclables goes through an intense… Continue reading The Recycle Cycle – What happens after it leaves your curb!

Tour the Hazardous Waste Depot GIF style!

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Welcome to the full service, drive-thru Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste depot located at 75 Wallbridge Crescent in Belleville. The depot is open to all residents serviced by Quinte Waste Solutions. Hours vary depending on the time of year, so be sure to save your household hazardous and electronic waste calendar that is mailed out… Continue reading Tour the Hazardous Waste Depot GIF style!

Broken Blue Box Exchange Day!

On Saturday July 29th from 10am-2pm at the Madoc and District Recreation Centre on Cooper Rd., bring us your broken blue box for a new one for no charge. We can only accept standard and tall curbside blue boxes. This event is to service our northern municipalities including Marmora and Lake, Madoc Township, Centre Hastings,… Continue reading Broken Blue Box Exchange Day!

Respect the Collect

Thank you to everyone that took the time out of their day to call, email, tweet, or facebook their compliments to their recycling driver! The campaign is closed but you can still send a compliment to respectthecollect@quinterecycling.org.    No matter the condition, recycling collectors are always on the road getting their job done. In fact, recycling… Continue reading Respect the Collect