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Repurposing a Tarp

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

Victoria Day Collection — NO CHANGE

NO CHANGE TO MONDAY’S COLLECTION. If you have regular collection on Mondays, your recycling will be picked up on Victoria Day – Monday, May 20th, 2019. This also will not affect the remainder of the week’s regular scheduled collections.  

Belleville Flooded Areas – Announcement

Start date: May 3, 2019 End date: To Be Determined -RECYCLING ROUTES FOR FLOODED AREAS- Effective immediately: For residents affected by the flooding in the Municipality of Belleville (see affected areas below), please have your properly sorted recycling in your recycling containers (Blue Box) delivered to the south-east corner of St. Paul Street and South… Continue reading Belleville Flooded Areas – Announcement

Black Plastic is SO Five Minutes Ago!

  It’s nearing that time when a lot of us, including myself, start to get ready for another gardening season.  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 Materials Black plastic pots… Continue reading Black Plastic is SO Five Minutes Ago!

Tall Blue Boxes – Let’s Keep It Light!

Our Tall Blue Boxes can pack a lot of weight! Because of this, we have hot stamped on the side ‘PLASTIC & METAL CONTAINERS ONLY’. All paper materials must be placed in the smaller blue box. When the tall blue box becomes full of papers, especially wet papers when it rains, it can cause a… Continue reading Tall Blue Boxes – Let’s Keep It Light!

Battery Bag Collection Returns April 8th – 19th 2019

Battery Bag Collection returns April 8th – 19th 2019! Gather up your spent batteries. This is a great opportunity to declutter. Place your AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, 96, and button cell batteries in a plastic, resealable bag. Ensure that 9V, 96, and button cell batteries are covered with masking tape on the exposed terminals… Continue reading Battery Bag Collection Returns April 8th – 19th 2019

Christmas Wrapping: What’s In and What’s Out

This Christmas season make sure to continue to be a great recycler, thats one way to stay on Santa’s “nice” list! Properly dispose of packaging and decorations and think of alternatives to garbage to build new traditions that have the environment in mind. 1. Only recycle what we can recycle. That means only put the… Continue reading Christmas Wrapping: What’s In and What’s Out

Battery Bag Collection Returns

From November 5th to 16th, we will be collecting spent household batteries from residents. Place your spent household batteries in a clear bag. Recycle your bag of batteries by putting this bag on top of your papers blue box. Put your AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, 96, and button cell batteries in a plastic, resealable… Continue reading Battery Bag Collection Returns

Prince Edward County: Weekly Collection All Year Long!

We have good news: Quinte Waste Solutions will now be collecting the recycling on a weekly basis all year long. Previously, Prince Edward County has been subject to bi-weekly collection in the winter months. Now, we will be able to collect the recycling every week. Residents are asked to put their properly sorted recycling out… Continue reading Prince Edward County: Weekly Collection All Year Long!

The History of Waste and Recycling

Recycling is a part of our everyday lives – but do you know how it all started? Although the recycling process as we know it only began about 40 years ago, the concept of reusing materials has been around for thousands of years. In 1031 A.D., the first evidence of recycling was recorded. The Japanese… Continue reading The History of Waste and Recycling