The Problem with Paper Cups
From cups to filters, from stir sticks to sleeves, coffee comes with a lot of extras beyond milk or cream. It’s no secret that Canadians love their coffee. Each single-use cup becomes additional waste for the landfill because paper cups are garbage. Here are some popular discussions about coffee waste and what we can do… Continue reading The Problem with Paper Cups
Environmental Tips for a “Green” Christmas
Christmas brings new ways to incorporate green thinking into our traditions. This year, get creative and consider the environment when decorating, buying presents, or planning for social events. Here are some ideas that are great for the environment and our budgets around the holidays. 1. Fabric gift wrap Wrapping with single use paper, bows, and… Continue reading Environmental Tips for a “Green” Christmas
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
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 April 9th to 20th 2018!
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 April 9th to 20th 2018!
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!
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!