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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    No matter the condition, recycling collectors are always on the road getting their job done. In fact, recycling… Continue reading Respect the Collect

On the Right Track in Quinte for the Circular Economy

We thank the current Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, for his comments made at the recent RPRA AGM, in Toronto, regarding the philosophy behind a waste free Ontario and the circular economy. Looks like we are on the right track here in Quinte. Local innovative entrepreneurial cooperation has already created… Continue reading On the Right Track in Quinte for the Circular Economy

Doors Open and Broken Blue Box Exchange Day

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On Saturday September 16th, find out what happens to your blue box recyclables by taking a tour of the recycling plant in Trenton. The tours are fun and eye-opening for the whole family. And if you have a broken blue box…bring it with you, we’ll exchange it for a new one. When: Saturday, September 16th… Continue reading Doors Open and Broken Blue Box Exchange Day

Black Plastic Is Garbage.

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It’s nearing that time when a lot of us, including myself, start to get ready for another gardening season.  And 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 plastic pots and planters, foam… Continue reading Black Plastic Is Garbage.

Prince Edward County – Back to Weekly

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Prince Edward County (PEC) will be returning to weekly blue box collection on May 1st, 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 Weekly

Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead!

Collection Apr. 10th-21st, 2017 Dead batteries?  You’re in luck! *IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR 2017. READ BELOW.* *Battery Bags are no longer being mailed to residents.* Instead, residents can now place their spent, intact, single-use household batteries into any ziplock-style bag they have and put it on top of their blue box during their regular collection day that… Continue reading Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead!

E-Waste Drop-Off Now in Trenton


New for 2017: we’ve added a second electronic waste drop off location! E-waste can now be dropped off in Trenton at the Material Recovery Facility (recycling plant) at 270 West St. during these hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am-2:30pm only The following e-waste items are accepted: printer cartridges (HP, Canon, Lexmark, Brother, Samsung) printers, desktop copiers, scanners… Continue reading E-Waste Drop-Off Now in Trenton