Garbage & Recycling

This page provides a detailed guide to garbage and recycling service, and landfills in Prince Edward County. While curbside collection of garbage, recycling and organics is available throughout The County, some items require special disposal. If you require additional information, please give us a call – 613.476.2148 x1023 or email info@pecounty.on.ca.

Garbage

Garbage is collected weekly in The County. Each week, residents may place a maximum of two bags per week at the curb, and commercial businesses may place a maximum of five bags per week at the curb. Each bag must have a $3 bag tag attached. Bag tags can be purchased at a number of Bag Tag Purchasing Locations. Large items are not collected at the curb. For more information on disposal of bulk items, click here.

Curbside Collection Schedule

  • Tuesday - Hallowell and Sophiasburgh Wards
  • Wednesday - Picton, South Marysburgh and North Marysburgh Wards
  • Thursday - Hillier Ward, Athol, Wellington, Bloomfield
  • Friday – Ameliasburgh

Collection of garbage and green bin organic waste is contracted to Waste Management Canada.

If your garbage pick-up is missed, please call 613.476.2148 x1023

For more information please review the Waste Management Bylaw.

Blue Box Recycling

From October 31, 2016 to April 30, 2017 blue box recycling collection will be bi-weekly. On May 1st, 2017 curbside recycling collection will return to a weekly schedule. A bag tag is not required for blue box recycling. For more information, please download the Blue Box Collection Schedule 2017.

Recycling boxes must be used for curbside pickup. They can be purchased for $8 at Shire Hall, 332 Picton Main Street, Picton, from 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Damaged blue boxes will be replaced free of charge. Bring your broken blue box to Shire Hall and trade it in for a new one.

Recycling will also be accepted at any landfill  (open Saturdays, from 8-4). Large bags of paper, plastic or other recyclables, and blue box materials in quantities of more than three recycling bins must be dropped off at a landfill site.

Collection of blue box recycling is contracted to Quinte Waste Solutions. If your blue box is missed, please call 613.476.2148 x1023.

Green Bin Organics Recycling

Green Bin organic waste is collected weekly on your regularly scheduled garbage pick-up day. A bag tag is not required for green bin collection. The program is not available for commercial use, large-scale public facilities or apartment buildings. Green bins and a counter top kitchen catcher can be purchased for $40 at Shire Hall, 332 Picton Main Street, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.

What goes in the Green Bin?

Organic material collected in Prince Edward County goes to the Lafleche Composting Facility located in Moose Creek, Ontario for processing. For more information on what is accepted at the Lafleche Facility, and what you can put in your Green Bin, see the list of Preferred Composte Materials List

How to use your Green Bin:

Using your Green Bin and Kitchen Catcher is easy. Simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Place organic material (e.g. meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and more) into your Kitchen Catcher. You can use a certified compostable liner bag, newspaper or cardboard, paper based bags or nothing at all.

Step 2: Empty your Kitchen Catcher into your Green Bin (along with the liner).

Step 3: Place a new bag or liner in your Kitchen Catcher (or use it without a liner).

Step 4: Place your Green Bin at the curb by 7am on your regular garbage collection day.

Green Bin Tips:

Keep it Clean!

  • Line your Green Bin and Kitchen Catcher to help keep it clean. Use a paper based bag, a special biodegradable liner bag or use the Green Bin Liner Instructions to make your own from newsprint. 
  • Rinse your Green Bin and Kitchen Catcher from time to time with water or lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda to reduce odours and keep bugs out.
  • Spray your Green Bin with cooking oil in the winter to minimize risk of items freezing to the bin.
  • Ice is nice. Keeping your meats or fish scraps in the freezer until collection day helps reduce odour.

Keep Animals and Bugs Away!

  • Sprinkling a strong smelling biodegradable repellent such as vinegar or detergent on your Green Bin will help keep pests away.
  • Remember to lock the lid to keep animals out of your Green Bin.
  • Capture fruit flies with a bowl of vinegar covered by plastic wrap with several small holes in it. Empty as required.
  • If maggots appear in the Green Bin, a fly has laid eggs on exposed food waste. Put salt or vinegar on maggots to kill them.
  • Peppermint oil, cayenne, chili pepper or hot sauce can deter animals from taking an interest in your Green Bin.

Line Your Green Bin and Kitchen Catcher!

To reduce odours and mess, line your green bin and kitchen catcher with paper based liner bags or Certified Compostable plastic bags. If you don’t want to purchase liners, you may use newspaper or paper-based products to line the bottom of your green bin and kitchen catcher. You can also make your own home-made bin liner

Curbside Collection Schedule

Garbage and organics is collected weekly in Prince Edward County at curbside, while recycling is collected on a bi-weekly basis from the first week of November to the last week of April. During the municipality's busier months, recycling collection switches to a weekly basis from the first week of May to the end of October.

Disposal of Leaf and Yard Waste

There is no curbside pick-up for leaf and yard waste. Small quantities of leaf and yard waste may be included in you green bin. Leaf and yard waste is accepted at all landfill and transfer station locations, with the exception of the Picton. See landfill information.

Disposal of Large Items

Large items are not collected at the curb. Large items must be brought to a landfill site for disposal at a cost indicated in the Waste Management By-law. See landfill information.

Disposal of Construction Waste

Construction waste is not collected at the curb. Construction debris is accepted at the Wellington, Picton, Hallowell and Sophiasburgh landfill sites. See landfill information.

Disposal of Electronics & Hazardous Waste

County residents can dispose of electronics and hazardous waste year round at the Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste Depot located at 75 Wallbridge Crescent in Belleville. To see their hours of operation and what they accept please visit their website www.quinterecycling.org

While the County does not accept hazardous waste at our landfill sites, we do host collection days throughout the year.  These drives will be held at 75 County Road 1 (Sandy Hook Road) from 9am to 2pm on the following days:

  • April 15, 2017;
  • June 24, 2017;
  • July 15, 2017; and, 
  • October 14, 2017.

Please note, electronic waste is not accepted at these mobile collection days.  Electronic waste can be brought to the Hazardous & Electronic Waste Depot in Belleville (75 Wallbridge Crescent, Belleville) or to the Material Recovery Facility in Quinte West (270 West Street, Quinte West). 

For more information about hazardous and electronic waste collection, please download the Hazardous & Electronic Waste Schedule 2017.

Some examples of electronics and hazardous waste accepted at the Hazardous Waste Depot include:

  • Paint - thinners, rust removers, glues and cements
  • Oils, transmission fluids, fuels
  • Ammonia based cleaners & drain cleaners
  • Metal & glass cleaners
  • Fertilizers, chlorine bleach
  • Batteries, butane lighters
  • Computer monitors, keyboards & mouses
  • Computer hard drives, scanners, etc.
  • Propane tanks
  • Fluorescent tubes & medical syringes

Please keep in mind that electronics and hazardous waste are not accepted at local landfill and transfer sites within Prince Edward County. 

Landfill and Transfer Station Sites

There are seven landfill and transfer station sites in Prince Edward County. For locations, view the chart below or our Landfill Map

A detailed listing of what is and isn’t accepted at each landfill site and certain disposal costs can be found in the chart below. For a full listing of changes relating to waste management, please download our Waste Management Fees & Charges 2017.

 

 

Hillier 

South Marysburgh

Ameliasburgh

Wellington

Picton

Hallowell

Sophiasburgh

 

450 Bakker Rd.

1132 Old Milford Rd.

245 Valley Rd.

275 Consecon St.

37 Church St.

1080 Shannon Rd.

35 County Road 14

Hours of Operation  

Saturday 8am-4pm

Saturday  8am-4pm

Saturday  8am-4pm

Saturday  8am-4pm

Wednesday & Saturday  8am-4pm

Saturday  8am-4pm

Saturday  8am-4pm

Brush

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

No

No

No

Yes - Free

Clean Lumber

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

No

No

No

Yes - Free

Leaf & Yardwaste

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

No

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Blue Box Recycling

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Tires (up to 22" & rims must be removed)

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

No

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Construction Waste

No

No

No

Yes – by volume, see by-law

Yes – by volume, see by-law

Yes – by volume, see by-law

Yes – by volume, see by-law

Bagged Garbage

Yes- $5/bag

Yes - $5/bag

Yes - $5/bag

Yes - $5/bag

Yes - $5/bag

Yes - $5/bag

Yes - $5/bag

Scrap Metal (non-contaminated)

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Yes - Free

Appliances with Freon 

Yes - $30

Yes - $30

Yes - $30

Yes - $30

Yes - $30

Yes - $30

Yes - $30

Non-Refrigerated White Goods

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Refrigerated White Goods - Freon Removed

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Yes - $10

Mattresses & Boxsprings

Yes - by volume, see by-law 

Yes - by volume, see by-law

Yes - by volcume, see by-law

Yes - by volume, see by-law

Yes - by volume, see by-law

Yes - by volume, see by-law

Yes - by volume, see by-law