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Blue Box Recycling

Curbside recycling collection occurs weekly in the County of Prince Edward. A bag tag is not required for blue box recycling. For more information, please visit the Quinte Waste Solutions website

Recycling boxes must be used for curbside pickup. They can be purchased for $8 at Shire Hall, 332 Picton Main Street, Picton, from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Damaged blue boxes will be replaced free of charge. Bring your broken blue box to any of our seven Landfill or Transfer Sites and trade it in for a new one. You can find location information for all of the sites by visiting the Landfills page here

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 ext. 1023.

Please follow the sorting guidelines from Quinte Waste Solutions:

Containers: Styrofoam must be clean. Items can be placed in clear bags as long as there is only 1 type of material in the bag. Bundle cardboard 30” x 30” x 8” tie together. Paper & Glass: Glass jars & bottles should be placed on top of papers in the blue box. Film plastics such as Grocery bags should be placed tother in 1 tied bag. Wine & spirit bottles should go back to the store. Wash all food & drink containers. Crush everything to fit as much as possible into the blue box. No medical waste acceptable. No candy wrappers, straws or paper cups. No black styrofoam or plastic containers.