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Spring Cleaning

With some “extra” time on our hands, staying at home this season may (will?) entail some Spring cleaning! From hazardous waste to unrecyclable plastics, we want to make sure you know where to go with all your waste. With on-going changes to regulations, we also encourage you to check-back here often, as we will be making changes to our scheduling to keep you safe! On that note, a friendly reminder that Reuse Days at our Belleville Depot and Curbside Battery Collection Programs have both been cancelled for 2021, due to COVID-19 regulations. Batteries, with tapped terminals, can still be brought to 270 West St. in Trenton or to our Hazardous Waste Depot.

Household Hazardous Waste

Everything from old fluorescent tubes to paint cans are considered hazardous waste, and they do not go in the trash! Our depot is open* at 75 Wallbridge Crescent, we just ask that you remain in your vehicle and wear a mask. If you are a little further out from Belleville and cannot make your way to the depot, that’s okay! Do not throw out that hazardous waste in haste, we have mobile events coming up in Tyendinaga Township, Tweed and Marmora in May, and lots more throughout the summer. Please note that our Mobile Events in April have been cancelled for your safety. For our full 2021 HHEW Schedule, click here.

*Depot Hours:

Tuesdays: 1PM to 6PM

Wednesdays: 9AM to 4PM

Thursdays: 9AM to 4PM

1st Saturday: 9AM to 4PM

Electronic vs. Electric

Our depot also will take care of your used or broken electronics, but we cannot take electric waste off your hands… If it has a circuit board like a computer or a dvd player, then it is good to go! If it is mostly made of plastic however, like a label maker, it is likely to go to landfill and cannot be accepted in our program.

Enjoy the Outdoors

We hope you can spend some time with your loved one virtually or in the great outdoors this Spring! If you are bundling yard waste, we unfortunately cannot accept it at our locations, but our local municipalities do have their programs up and running. For Quinte West collection you can click here, and for Belleville programs you can visit them online, too. If you are gardening this season, please remember that black plastics are not recyclable, and then same goes for dark styrofoam trays from the BBQ! Another great way to spend some time in nature is to clean-up your local area. To join this year’s local trash bash, visit their website! 

Stay safe this Spring, Quinte!