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Unwanted Farm Pesticides?

The Cleanfarms 2020 Unwanted Pesticides & Old Livestock/Equine Medication Collection will be offered from November 2-13, 2020.  No Charge!  Details can be found here: 2020-CF-Unwanted-Pesticides-Animal-Meds-Poster

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Summer Tips for the Compost Cart

During warmer months, the primary cause of odours and insects in the carts are meat and fish as well as excess moisture from fruit, vegetables, and grass clippings.  Here are a few suggestions to help manage the carts in the summertime: Use boxboard (cereal boxes,...

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IWMC Receives 2019 Leader in Sustainability Award

IWMC has received Call2Recycle's 2019 Leader in Sustainability Award for its outstanding commitment to battery recycling. In 2019, over 27,661 kg (just under 61,000 lb) of batteries were returned for recycling in the Province. This is very impressive. Call2Recycle,...

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Waste Reduction in the Food Service Industry

The best options for food service are reusable dishes, containers and cutlery.  For situations where single-use items must be used, please make every effort to choose products that can be given another purpose through composting or recycling.   Please see the attached...

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Rejected Cart? Here’s What to Do

Drivers are instructed to assess carts (and blue bags) prior to accepting the material in their collection trucks.  Source separation is mandatory on PEI.  If a driver has rejected your cart, he or she will leave a tag to let homeowners know where improvements are...

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Storm Cancellation Reminders

When collections are cancelled or delayed by storm conditions, up-to-date information is available here on our website, on Facebook at IWMC PEI, or by calling Customer Service at 1-888-280-8111 for pre-recorded storm messages. Customers are asked to remove carts...

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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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Plant a Row – Grow a Row Program

Gardeners, did you know that extra produce from your gardens can be donated to a food bank or soup kitchen? Almost anything grown at home can be donated--from tomatoes, rhubarb, strawberries, to apples. Some charities even make preserves from donations, so don't be...

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