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Staying Green Under Quarantine

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How to Keep Staying Green Under Quarantine Going green in the regular everyday routine takes hard work, dedication and will power. It’s definitely not an easy lifestyle change to take on, especially when our world is built for convenience. But how do we keep staying green during quarantine? Our options have become limited such as… Continue reading Staying Green Under Quarantine

Sustainable Decluttering While Practicing Self-Isolation

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Social Distancing Now that we’re practicing self-isolation and social distancing, it’s the perfect time to start cleaning out cupboards, closets and drawers. Not to mention those boxes you still have sitting around from when you moved in three years ago (here’s your first tip – if you haven’t unpacked it in that long you probably… Continue reading Sustainable Decluttering While Practicing Self-Isolation

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

This Christmas season make sure to continue to be a great recycler, that’s 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

Holiday Recycling

The gift-giving holiday season is upon us! And with gifts, comes packaging”lots of it. It’s important to pay attention to some of the items we buy, and how we can dispose of the packaging that these items come in. The good news is that you can recycle A LOT of this packaging.  Let’s take a… Continue reading Holiday Recycling

Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Waste Reduction Week In Canada

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! It’s Waste Reduction Week in Canada this week from October 21-27, 2019. What does that mean? It means every week is waste reduction week, but this week, in particular, we put special emphasis on specific ways we can reduce waste. Focusing solely on the principles of circular economy, resource efficiency and waste… Continue reading Waste Reduction Week in Canada

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

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

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?

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