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Labour Day – September 2, 2019

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Our Trenton Office and Depot are CLOSED to the public on Monday, September 2, 2019 (Labour Day). Residents will not be able to drop off their recyclable material or any electronic waste (e-waste). Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2 at 8 am.

Reducing Waste in Schools

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Kids and Waste When we think of our kids, we might think they don’t create much waste. I mean, they’re so little, right? Unfortunately, that’s not accurate. Between school lunches, homework, craft supplies, science projects – all that material adds up! Here’s how you can start reducing waste in schools. Lunches Every year, each elementary… Continue reading Reducing Waste in Schools

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

County Road 33, near Sonoco, has been repaired and re-opened. Your regular curbside collection for recycling will now resume. Please place your properly sorted blue boxed on the curb, no later than 7 am in the morning, on your regularly scheduled collection day. As a reminder, tall blue boxes (higher than 13″) are for PLASTIC… 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?