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Changes Are Coming To Spring + Fall Cleanup

Changes are coming to Spring and Fall Cleanup - but not until Fall 2024! More information will be coming in 2024 and will be made public through the IWMC website, IWMC social media and local papers.

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Fall Clean Up / Yard Suspension

Please be advised the collection suspension for excess yard and garden material placed beside the compost cart for pickup comes into effect on Tuesday, October 10.  Yard and garden material such as leaves, branches, twigs, weeds and other plant debris will be...

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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 Tuesday, October 10.  Yard and garden material such as leaves, branches, twigs, weeds and other plant debris will be...

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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...

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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...

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Updated Sorting Guide

We have updated our Sorting Guide. The guide is available here. It contains basic sorting information and disposal instructions in a print-friendly format in case you wish to print a hard copy to have on hand. For more detailed sorting and disposal instructions,...

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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 Monday, 4 October 2021.  Yard and garden material such as leaves, branches, twigs, weeds and other plant debris will be...

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Recycle More Electrical and Electronic Items for Free

We are pleased to announce that as of 1 August 2021, you can recycle more electrical and electronic items free of charge under the Recycle My Electronics program. Recycle My Electronics is a national recycling program for electrical and electronic items administered...

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Raccoons Causing Issues?

Raccoons Causing Issues?

Here are some tips to consider: Set a concrete block or heavy rock on top of your cart; Secure the lid by crisscrossing two bungee cords on your cart. PLEASE remove bungee cords in the morning of your collection day as cords can get caught in the tipping mechanism on...

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Controlling Fruit Flies

One of the most common pests at this time of year is the fruit fly. You can prevent an infestation by storing fruits and vegetables in the fridge and immediately disposing of any overripe produce you will not be eating right away. Wipe down counters right away if you...

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