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Going Blue In The Loo

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Going Blue In The Loo Going blue in the loo is easier than you think! Most people shy away from it because who wants to think of ‘reusing’ anything that’s in the bathroom. Good news! We’ve compiled a list of easy to do tasks that will get you started on a greener bathroom. No. 1… Continue reading Going Blue In The Loo

We Need Your Help – Name Our Podcast!

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We Are Launching a Podcast! We Need Your Help – Name Our Podcast! Starting this Fall, we are recording a bi-weekly podcast about the seven R’s of sustainability – reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose, return, refuse and rot. This will also be an excellent opportunity to speak with local residents and businesses who have made a… Continue reading We Need Your Help – Name Our Podcast!

Standard Size Blue Boxes

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****BLUE BOXES ARE BACK IN STOCK**** IMPORTANT NOTICE – Standard Size Blue Box Due to the high demand for exchanges of the Tall Blue Boxes for Standard Size Blue Boxes, we are currently out of the Standard Size ones. This applies to our Material Recovery Facility (recycling depot) at 270 West Street, Trenton. As well… Continue reading Standard Size Blue Boxes

Canada Day Collection – No Change in Service

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NO CHANGE TO MONDAY’S COLLECTION. If you have regular collection on Mondays, your recycling will be collected on Canada Day – Monday, July 1st, 2019. This also will not affect the remainder of the week’s regular scheduled collections.

Tsk Tsk Mr. Tick

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What’s Bugging Your Blue Box? While the bees are getting all the good buzz, ticks are getting a bad rap – and for good reason. These little critters carry a potentially life-threatening disease – Lyme Disease. There are some really interesting facts about ticks, that you probably didn’t know. For example, Health.com provides us with… Continue reading Tsk Tsk Mr. Tick

Flooded Area on Hwy 33

Due to the flooding located on Hwy 33, residents who are affected, are asked to have their recycling delivered to the old convenience store located at the lights of Johnstown Road and Hwy 33, by 7am.   All recycling on Bernard Long Road has not been affected and will be picked up as usual. Please… Continue reading Flooded Area on Hwy 33

What Are Single Use Plastics?

What Are Single-Use Plastics? Single-use plastics (SUPs), also referred to as disposable plastics, are used only once before they become trash or recycled. These include, among other items: Plastic shopping bags Straws Coffee stirrers Keurig K-Cups Water bottles Most food packaging (such as tubs and lids, etc) Polystyrene (found in cups, plates, take-out containers and… Continue reading What Are Single Use Plastics?

What Happens To My Recycling?

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What Happens To My Recycling? Our Recycling Facility located at 270 West Street in Trenton is considered a dual-stream system. This means residents use *two containers and separate recyclables into two categories: ‘Containers’ and ‘Fibres’. By sorting your recyclables by type, you can help to cut down on recycling waste and increase the amount of recoverable… Continue reading What Happens To My Recycling?

Five Tips for Safe and Easy Battery Recycling

Now that the Spring Battery Collection is over, we wanted to share the five tips for safe and easy battery recycling in preparation for our Fall Battery Collection. Here are the top 5 tips Call2Recycle: Safety first! Be sure to safely prep your batteries. There are two options: bag or tape. Option A: Bag each… Continue reading Five Tips for Safe and Easy Battery Recycling

Repurposing a Tarp

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Can My Tarp Be Recycled? After a lot of use, your tarp is worn, faded, or damaged. You need to dispose of it. You wonder can you recycle a tarp? The answer is no. But that doesn’t mean your relationship with your tarp needs to end here. There are so many wonderful ways you can… Continue reading Repurposing a Tarp