Island Waste Management Corporation provides waste management services for all homes and businesses through PEI’s Waste Watch Program.

Let’s work together to keep our Island green!

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Waste Watch FAQ

Spring Cleanup 2024

Spring Cleanup schedule is the same Island wide. Drivers have the entire week to collect material....

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Sorting Tips


Paper gift wrap and tissue paper belong in COMPOST (do not worry about tape).  Cellophane, plastic & foil wrap are WASTE.  Bows, ribbons, string...

Face Masks & Wipes

Face masks & wipes belong in WASTE (even if the package indicates they are 'flushable')!

Vape Pens and E-Cigarettes

Did you know that an electronic cigarette consists of an atomizer, a power source such as a battery, and a container such as a cartridge or tank....

Corrugated Cardboard Boxes from Meal & Other Delivery Programs

Corrugated cardboard boxes must not have layers of tinfoil, plastic, Styrofoam, etc. to be recycled.  If your cardboard has one of these components...

Battery Recycling Reminders

Let's all protect the world we live in together.  Do your part by safely protecting, storing and recycling your end-of-life batteries until you feel...

Office/Computer Chairs

Office chairs are made from various textiles and a substantial amount of metal.  Because of the metal content, they are recyclable.  Please place...

Reusable Bags are Waste

Using a reusable bag when shopping is great for the environment.  When the bag is no longer useful, it belongs in WASTE.   Please do not place...

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Customer Service Supervisor (Tignish)

Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC) is seeking applicants for the position of Customer Service Supervisor. Reporting to the Customer Service Manager, this position will supervise the Customer Service team. The Customer Service Supervisor will be responsible for leading and overseeing the...

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Customer Service Representative (Tignish)

Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC) is seeking applicants for the position of Customer Service Representative. The Customer Service Representative responds to customer phone calls and email inquiries to provide guidance and support to PEI residents, businesses, and visitors— all of whom are...

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Collection Suspension for Excess Yard and Garden Material

Please be advised the collection suspension for excess yard and garden material placed beside the compost cart for pickup comes into effect on April 8, 2024.  Yard and garden material such as leaves, branches, twigs, weeds and other plant debris will be collected during Fall Cleanup. The...

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February 18 – National Battery Day

February 18 – National Battery Day

On National Battery Day, let’s remember the importance of recycling batteries! Big steps have already been made. In fact, in PEI, 88% of consumers are aware of battery recycling and 62% actively recycled batteries in 2021. Through Waste Watch Drop-Off Centers and other collection points working in...

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2021 Waste Reduction Week: Textile Tuesday

2021 Waste Reduction Week: Textile Tuesday

Today we are celebrating Textile Tuesday as a part of the 20th anniversary of Waste Reduction Week in Canada. North Americans send 9.5 million tonnes of clothing to landfills each year. With the rise of fast fashion since the early 2000s, consumers have been accepting the lesser quality of the...

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