The Struggle with Straws
It’s hard to imagine a time without straws, for 7,000 years people have been drinking out of straws. From fountain drinks to iced lattes, straws seem to be impossible to avoid. Since the 1960’s plastic straws have made up 99% of the straw market and straw alternatives made of glass and metal only making up… Continue reading The Struggle with Straws
More of Everything You Thought Was Recyclable…. But Isn’t
Recycling can seem complicated, especially with mixed information coming from all different directions. Let’s focus on our municipal recycling service in Quinte to take a look at what we don’t accept with reasons why. Before we get into the do’s and don’ts, it is important to remember the goal of recycling. The point of what… Continue reading More of Everything You Thought Was Recyclable…. But Isn’t
Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead EXTENDED until April 27th!
Battery Collection Days are back! From April 9th to 27th, 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 through the process of Battery Collection Days. Some details to note: Gather up your spent batteries.… Continue reading Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead EXTENDED until April 27th!
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
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
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!