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Special Disposal PAINT - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS - PAINT RECOVERY PROGRAM
Related Words: interior, exterior, latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel, all types of finishes and sheens, deck coatings, floor paints, melamine, metal and anti-rust paints, stains, shellacs, varnishes, paint aerosols    

- - Effective September 2012, the Paint Recovery Program accepts leftover paint free of charge at any Waste Watch Drop-Off Center from residents and businesses.  

- - If you have more than 10 one-gallon paint cans or more than 50 spray paint cans, please call before arriving to make arrangements. (902-854-3636 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)

- - Follow this link to view paint and paint-related products excluded from the Paint Recovery Program which are to be disposed as hazardous waste.

- - Visit the ReGeneration website for a complete list of products accepted in the Paint Recovery Program. (If you have a problem with this hyperlink, use one of these web browsers to view their website: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.)

- - Links to websites not under the control of IWMC are provided solely for convenience. We are not responsible for the accuracy or the reliability of the content. Please report incorrect information or broken links to IWMC or to their website administrator.

Special Disposal PAINT CANS - EMPTY OR WITH CONTENT - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS - PAINT RECOVERY PROGRAM
Related Words: plastic paint cans, metal paint cans
 

- - Effective September 2012, the Paint Recovery Program accepts leftover paint free of charge at any Waste Watch Drop-Off Center from residents and businesses.  

- - If you have more than 10 one-gallon paint cans or more than 50 spray paint cans, please call before arriving to make arrangements. (902-854-3636 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)

- - Follow this link to view paint and paint-related products excluded from the Paint Recovery Program which are to be disposed as hazardous waste.

- - Visit the ReGeneration website for a complete list of products accepted in the Paint Recovery Program. (If you have a problem with this hyperlink, use one of these web browsers to view their website: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.)

- - Links to websites not under the control of IWMC are provided solely for convenience. We are not responsible for the accuracy or the reliability of the content. Please report incorrect information or broken links to IWMC or to their website administrator.  

Waste PET / ANIMAL MORTALITY (DEAD ANIMALS) (LESS THAN 50 LBS.)
Related Words: pets (cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, mouse, mice, fish, reptiles, birds, etc.), marine mammals (seals, dolphins, whales, sharks, tuna, etc.), all farm animals (chickens, turkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, hogs, etc.), wild animals / road kill (racoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, crows, rats, squirrels, etc.)

- - NEVER place in compost.

- - Place in a securely tied biomedical bag or transparent clear plastic bag and place in waste cart.                                                                                                    ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
- - Pets - Fond Memories Pet Cemetery
    902-831-2468 or 902-436-0880
- - Marine Mammals - Seafood Services 
    902-838-0691
- - Farm Animals - Peconi's Maritime Pet Foods
    902-621-0300
- -  Goats & Sheep - on-farm composting, or contact Agriculture Information Centre (902-368-4145 or 1-866-734-3276) or Peconi's Maritime Pet Foods may take a limited number, call them to confirm 902-621-0300
- - Wild Animals / Road Kill - Contact Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
902-368-5100

- - ANIMALS THAT WEIGH MORE THAN 50 lbs. - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT - 902-368-5000
Special DisposalAPPLIANCES / WHITE GOODS - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: dishwashers, washers, dryers, freezers, fridges, electric stoves, hot water heaters, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, water coolers, water tanks, microwave ovens, electric ranges, range hoods, washing machines, refridgerators
WasteARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREES
Special DisposalASBESTOS - FROM CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
Related Words:

- items containing asbestos where the asbestos fibers will be disturbed or become airborne (i.e. insulation, tiles, asbestos sheet, pipe wrap, etc.)

- - Asbestos must be disposed of in our lined landfill at the East Prince Waste Management Facility in Wellington Center; call before arriving to make arrangements. (902-854-3636 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)

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- - Asbestos should be removed / handled by an asbestos abatement company licensed on PEI (refer to yellow pages) and they must follow the Asbestos Disposal Guidelines. Select the link below for more information.
Click here for more information

Special DisposalASBESTOS - SELF-CONTAINED ITEMS - PERMIT NOT REQUIRED
Related Words:

items containing asbestos where the fibers will not be disturbed or airborne (i.e.: trivets, pot holders, hair dryers, hairdryers (prior to 1980), etc.)  

- - place item in transparent clear plastic bags (double bagged & securely taped)

- - transport to nearest watch watch drop-off cente household hazardous waste depot; waste disposal fee will apply

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Special DisposalASHES - PLACE COLD ASHES BESIDE CART
Related Words: wood ash, fireplace ash, wood furnace ash

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WasteASPHALT SHINGLES
Related Words: roof shingles, roofing shingles    
 
- - Small amounts can be placed in residential waste cart if it doesn't make the cart too heavy.  (must be less than 220 lbs)

- - Transport large amounts to the nearest WWDC (fee will apply) Remove contaminants including tar paper, insulation, wood, metal and plastic.

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Special DisposalAUTOCLAVED SOIL - PERMIT NOT REQUIRED
- - Soil from the Canada Food Inspection Agency laboratory.   - - This material must be transported to the East Prince Waste Management Facility in Wellington Center; call before arriving to make arrangements. (902-854-3636 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)
WasteBALLOONS
WasteBANDAIDS
Related Words: bandage, gauze, band-aid,
Special DisposalBATTERY - LEAD ACID - RETURN TO PLACE OF PURCHASE
Related Words: lead acid batteries from cars, trucks, snowmobiles, lawn mowers and industrial equipment.
Special DisposalBATTERY - RESIDENTIAL (LESS THAN 5 KG.) - BATTERY RE-STORE PROGRAM
Related Words: accept all residential rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries including alkaline, lithium ion, nickel cadmium, ni-cad, ni cad, nickel metal hydride, nickel zinc, small sealed lead, button and disposable flashlights


- - Li-Ion, SSLA/Pb and Lithium Primary (will be written on each battery) have to be individually bagged or have terminals protected with tape.

- - IWMC links are provided solely for your convenience.  Please contact us to report incorrect information or broken links.

- - Select link below for a list of PEI grocery stores participating in the Battery Re-Store Program.
Click here for more information
Special DisposalBATTERY RECYCLING PROGRAM (LESS THAN 5 KG.) - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: accept all rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries including alkaline, lithium ion, nickel cadmium, ni-cad, ni cad, nickel metal hydride, nickel zinc, small sealed lead, button and disposable flashlights  


- - WWDCs will accept batteries from businesses if they are packaged according to the Call2Recycle program guidelines.

- - Li-Ion, SSLA/Pb and Lithium Primary (will be written on each battery) have to be individually bagged or have terminals protected with tape.

- - Businesses are encouraged to register with the Call2Recycle program and ship directly; registration, boxes & shipping are free.

- - Registered businesses can also recycle cell phones and ship with the batteries.

- - Links to websites not under the control of IWMC are provided solely for convenience. We are not responsible for the accuracy or the reliability of the content. Please report incorrect information or broken links to IWMC.

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WasteBEDDING
Related Words: bed sheets, bed spreads, blankets, comforters, duvets, electric blankets, fitted sheets, flat sheets, mattress protectors, pillows, pillow cases, pillow shams, quilts
Blue Bag 1BERRY BOXES - FIBRE
Related Words: strawberry boxes
CompostBERRY BOXES - WOODEN
Related Words: strawberry boxes (small staples will be screened out)
Special DisposalBIOMASS WITH SOLVENT - CONTAMINATED MATERIAL - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
Related Words: ground hemlock
- - Disposal location will be determined by pollution prevention staff; call before arriving to make arrangements. (Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)
Special DisposalBIOMEDICAL WASTE - CONTAMINATED MATERIAL - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
Related Words: bio-medical
-- human anatomical waste - human tissues, organs, and body parts (excludes teeth, hair, & nails)
-- animal mortality / waste (50 lbs. or more) - animal tissues, organs, body parts, carcasses, bedding, fluid blood and blood products, items saturated or dripping with blood, body fluids contaminated with blood, and body fluids removed or diagnosis or removed during surgery, treatment or autopsy, unless a trained person has certified that the waste does not contain the viruses and agents listed in risk group 4 of the canadian council of ministers of the environment (ccme) guidelines for the management of biomedical waste in canada.  (excludes teeth, hair, nails, hooves and feathers)
-- microbiology laboratory waste - laboratory cultures, stocks or specimens of microorganisms, live or attenuated vaccines, human or animal cell cultures used in research, and laboratory material that has come into contact with any of these.
-- human blood and body fluid waste - human blood and blood products, items saturated or dripping with blood, body fluids contaminated with blood, and body fluids removed for diagnosis during surgery, treatment or autopsy.  (excludes urine and feces)

- - Must be disposed of at PEI Energy Systems in Charlottetown; call before arriving to make arrangements. (902-569-7670)
WasteBIOMEDICAL WASTE - PERMIT NOT REQUIRED
Related Words: bio-medical; items that had contact with blood exudates or secretions such as bandages, band-aids, gauzes, soiled dressings, sponges, surgery drapes, lavage tubes, casts, catheters, disposable pads, disposable gloves, specimen containers, lab coats, lab aprons, dialysis tubing, dialysis filters, towels, disposable sheets, iv bags
WasteBLADES
Related Words: x-acto knife blades, utility knife blades, razor blades
- - Wrap sharp objects in plastic or tape for your driver's safety and your own.
Special DisposalBLIGHT INFECTED PLANTS - NO PERMIT REQUIRED
Related Words: diseased plants

Blight has the potential to destroy the potato crop, causing losses of thousands of dollars to the commercial grower; a number of vegetable crops in addition to potatoes can be infected with blight including tomato, bell pepper and eggplant.

- -Place infected plants in a clear plastic bag, tie & secure it well.
- Write "blight plants" on the bag.
- Place clear plastic bag in Waste Cart.

- - Click here for additional information on the prevention and disposal of blight infected plants.

- - Links to websites not under the control of IWMC are provided solely for convenience. We are not responsible for the accuracy or the reliability of the content. Please report incorrect information or broken links to IWMC.
CompostBONES
Related Words: meat bones, fish bones, chicken bones, poultry bones
Blue Bag 1BOOKS (INCLUDING SOFT COVERS)
Related Words: novels, reading books, coloring books, note books, telephone books

- - Hard covers from books are not recyclable, they must be removed and placed in waste; also remove metal or plastic bindings.
CompostBREADS & QUICK BREADS
Related Words: bagels, bread crumbs, cupcakes, hamburg buns, hot dog buns, muffins, english muffins, flatbread, pancakes, pita, rolls, rye bread, toast, waffles, white bread, whole wheat bread
WasteBRIQUETTES
Related Words: charcoal
CompostBRISTOL BOARD
Related Words: bristolboard, bristol paper, paperboard,
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
Special DisposalBRITA® WATER FILTERS ONLY
Related Words: pitcher filters, pitcher filter cartridges, water filters, bottle filter cartridges, brita® filters

- - Recycle your Brita® Filter - It's easy and FREE.  Brita® will pay for the shipping costs for Brita® pitcher filters returned within Canada.

Follow this link for more information and to receive a pre-paid shipping label via email:

How to Participate

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WasteBROKEN GLASS (NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS)
- - Carefully place broken glass in a box or paper bag and tape closed; write "broken glass" on the box or bag and place in waste cart.
WasteBROOMS
WasteBRUSH
Related Words: hair brushes, make-up brushes, floor brushes, cleaning brushes, paint brushes
Special DisposalBULK ITEMS - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS - RESIDENTIAL ONLY
Related Words: furniture, lawn furniture, dinner tables, coffee tables, patio tables, picnic tables, chairs, patio chairs, sofas, chesterfields, rockers, lazy-boy recliners, dressers, mattresses, box springs, desks, shelf, shelves

- - Residential bulk items larger than 4' or heavier than 50 lbs. will not be collected curbside.

- - DOES NOT INCLUDE metal items or construction & demolition material where disposal fees will apply.

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CompostBUSINESS CARDS
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
WasteCALCULATORS
CompostCANDY
Related Words: candies, chocolates
Special DisposalCAR SEATS
Related Words: booster seat, booster cushion
- - In Canada, all children's car seats and booster cushions have an expiration date or a useful life date.  If you cannot locate the expiry date on your child's seat, it should be considered outdated and should not be used.  Select the link below for more disposal information.

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WasteCARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR
Related Words: co detector (remove batteries - search battery for disposal options)
CompostCARBON PAPER
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
CompostCARDBOARD
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper   - - Click here to see the difference between corrugated cardboard and cardboard (also called boxboard)
CompostCARDBOARD BOXES (BOXBOARD - SINGLE LAYER)
Related Words: cake mix boxes, cereal boxes, chocolate boxes, cracker boxes, kleenex boxes, pasta boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, frozen pizza boxes, pizza mix boxes
- - Click here to see the difference between corrugated cardboard and boxboard.
WasteCARPET
Related Words: carpet ends, rugs, mats, runners, astro-turf, artificial turf, tapestry, underlay
Blue Bag 1CARRY OUT TRAYS (FIBER)
Related Words: coffee carry out trays, coffee trays,
WasteCASSEROLE DISHES (NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS)
Related Words: ceramic dishes, glass cookware, pyrex dishes
CompostCAT LITTER
Related Words: biodegradable kitty litters are made from sand, clay or various plant resources including pine wood pellets, recycled newspaper and clumping sawdust

- - High temperatures attained in the composting process kills pathogens which allows us to produce Category A compost.
WasteCAT LITTER - PEARLS
Related Words: kitty litter
Special DisposalCELL PHONE PROGRAM - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: cell, cellular, blackberry, iphone select one of the links below for other cell phone recycling programs.

Recycle My Cell Program
Call 2 Recycle

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CompostCEREAL
Related Words: breakfast cereal, cheerios, fruit loops, golden grahams, granola, mini wheats, oats, oatmeal, oatmeal crisp, rice krispies, all-bran, raisin bran, special k
CompostCHALK
Related Words: chalk dust, chalk powder
CompostCHEESE
Related Words: asiago, brie, cheddar, feta, gouda, havarti, mozzarella, parmesan, ramano, ricotta, swiss
Blue Bag 2CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Related Words: holiday lights, holiday lighting, led christmas lights, mini lights, string lights, outdoor christmas lights, indoor christmas lights
- - Remove bulbs if possible and recycle them in the LightRecycle program.
CompostCHRISTMAS TREES
Special DisposalCHRISTMAS TREES - RESIDENTIAL
- - Collected on a separate truck, not necessarily on your regular collection day.

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CompostCIGARETTE BOXES (REMOVE PLASTIC AND FOIL)
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
WasteCIGARETTES
Related Words: cigarette butts, cold ashes, filters, foil liners, plastic wrap
WasteCITRUS FRUIT WOODEN BOXES OR CRATES (WITH NETTING OR PAPER)
Related Words: clementine boxes, clementine crates, nectarine boxes, nectarine crates, tangerine boxes, tangerine crates, mandarin boxes, mandarin crates
Special DisposalCLEANFARMS PROGRAMS
Related Words: plastic pesticide containers, pesticide bags, agricultural seed bags, obsolete pesticides (containers with pesticides still in them), livestock medication

CleanFARMS
is a not-for-profit industry stewardship organization committed to environmental responsibility through the proper management of agricultural waste.

Select the links below for more information on their programs.

Container Recycling

Seed and Pesticide Bag Collection

Obsolete Pesticide & Livestock Medication

- - Links to websites not under the control of IWMC are provided solely for convenience.  We are not responsible for the accuracy or the reliability of the content.  Please report incorrect information or broken links to IWMC.  
WasteCLOCKS
Related Words: electric clock, battery powered clock, wall clock, watch (remove batteries - search battery for disposal options)
WasteCLOTHES / CLOTHING
Related Words: aprons, belts, blazers, blouses, coats, denims, denim jeans, dresses, gloves, hats, jackets, mittens, nylons, pajamas, pants, pantyhose, scarf, scarves, shirts, socks, stockings, sweaters, sweatshirts, t-shirts    

- - Donate reusable clothing to Clothesline®

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WasteCLOTHES HANGERS - PLASTIC
Related Words: coat hangers, coathangers
Blue Bag 2CLOTHES HANGERS - WIRE
Related Words: coat hangers, coathangers
WasteCLOTHES HANGERS - WOOD
Related Words: coat hangers, coathangers
WasteCLOTHESPINS
Related Words: wooden clothespins, plastic clothespins, clothes pegs, clothes pins,
WasteCOFFEE MUGS (NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS)
Related Words: coffee cups, tea cups
Blue Bag 2COFFEE TINS - METAL
Related Words: coffee cans, metal coffee containers
Special DisposalCONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL - CONTACT US FOR DISPOSAL LOCATION (TOLL FREE: 1-888-280-8111)
Related Words: rcmp uniforms, videos, video tapes, dvds, sticky labels with patient information, pictures, rcmp material

- - Disposal Manager (or designate) will determine disposal location - PEI Energy Systems in Charlottetown or East Prince Waste Management Facility in Wellington Center.
Special DisposalCONFIDENTIAL PAPERS - MUST BE SHREDDED & RECYCLED
Related Words: confidential documents, confidential files, confidential information

- - Consult the yellow pages to contact a secure paper / document shredding company.

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Special DisposalCONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS (C&D) - WASTE
Related Words: all wood and wood products are waste due to possible wood preserver or paint contamination;  lumber, wood shavings, wooden doors, panel boards, plywood, pallets, sawdust, asphalt, bricks, patio stones, cement, mortar, drywall, plaster, fibreglass, gyproc, bath tubs, toilets, sinks, wood shingles, plumbing, solid tar, windows, vinyl siding, insulation, fence, posts, hardwood flooring, strapping, metal with foam insulation, tar paper, tyvek, vapour barrier, vapor barrier

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CompostCONSTRUCTION PAPER
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
Special DisposalCONTAMINATED SOIL - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT FOR PERMIT (902-368-5000) FOR ANY AMOUNT
Related Words: contaminants include petroleum, oil, gas, creosote, metals, lead paint, dredge spoils

- - 1/2 tn truck load or less (require signed business card) will be accepted at our Waste Watch Drop-off Centers; call before arriving to make arrangements. (902-854-3636 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)

- - More than 1/2 tn truck load (require permit) must be transported to the East Prince Waste Management Facility in Wellington Center; call before arriving to make arrangements. (902-854-3636 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)
CompostCOOKIES
Related Words: biscotti, biscuit, chocolate chip, gingerbread, macaroon, oreo, shortbread
Special DisposalCOOKING OIL - BUSINESSES
Related Words: fryer oil, donair fat, salad oils, grill grease, bacon fat, rotisserie grease, lard, margarine & butter.  

Select one of these links to recycle:

Rothsay        
B.D. Rae Waste Management

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CompostCOOKING OIL - RESIDENTIAL
Related Words: fryer oil, donair fat, salad oils, grease, bacon fat, rotisserie grease, lard, margarine, butter

- - You can freeze the cooking oil in a plastic container and on your collection day, empty the container of solidified oil into the compost cart (you can place the oil in an empty boxboard container first if you wish).
CompostCORK (BARK)
Related Words: wine corks, cork from wine or liquor bottles, wine stoppers, bottle stoppers, cork rolls, sheets of cork
WasteCORK (PLASTIC)
Related Words: wine corks, cork from wine or liquor bottles, wine stoppers, bottle stoppers
BesideCORRUGATED CARDBOARD - NON-WAXED
Related Words: packing boxes, pizza boxes, cardboard boxes, wine boxes (remove plastic liner)

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- - Click here to see the difference between corrugated cardboard and boxboard.
 
CompostCORRUGATED CARDBOARD - WAXED
Related Words: packing boxes, cardboard boxes - - boxes primarily used to package poultry,  seafood, meat & produce
WasteCORRUGATED CARDBOARD - WAXED (WITH INDUSTRIAL STAPLES)
Related Words: packing boxes, cardboard boxes
Special DisposalCOSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS - BUSINESSES - CONTACT HAZARDOUS WASTE HANDLER
Related Words: after shave lotion, anti-perspirant, bath oils, bath salts (epsom salts - hazardous waste due to perfume added to salts), blush, body lotion, body wash, bubble bath, contact lens solution, conditioner, creams, deoderants, eye liner, eye shadow, foundation, hair colors, hair dyes, hair gels, hair sprays, hand sanitizers, lip liners, lip gloss, lipsticks, lotions, makeup, make-up, mascara, mousse, mouthwash, nail polish, nail polish remover, perfumes, powders, shampoo, soap, sunscreen, suntan lotion, suntan screen, suntan oils, toothpaste, towelettes

- - unused cosmetics and personal care products may contain phosphates, chemicals or other ingredients that will not break down in the composting process or will contaminate the waste stream.

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 - - Select the link below for a list of disposal companies who can handle most hazardous waste products.

Click here for more information
Special DisposalCOSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS - HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: after shave lotion, anti-perspirant, bath oils, bath salts (epsom salts - hazardous waste due to perfume added to salts), blush, body lotion, body wash, bubble bath, contact lens solution, conditioner, creams, deoderants, eye liner, eye shadow, foundation, hair colors, hair dyes, hair gels, hair sprays, hand sanitizers, lip liners, lip gloss, lipsticks, lotions, makeup, make-up, mascara, mousse, mouthwash, nail polish, nail polish remover, perfumes, powders, shampoo, soap, sunscreen, suntan lotion, suntan screen, suntan oils, toothpaste, towelettes

- - unused cosmetics and personal care products may contain phosphates, chemicals or other ingredients that will not break down in the composting process or will contaminate the waste stream.
WasteCOTTON
Related Words: cotton balls, cotton swabs, cotton wool, qtips
CompostCRACKERS
Related Words: animal crackers, cheese crackers, graham crackers, rice thins, ritz crackers, saltine crackers, triscuits, wheat thins  
Special DisposalCREOSOTE TREATED LUMBER - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
Related Words: railway ties, railroad ties, decking, wood, lumber, creosoted lumber, light poles

- - Small volumes (1/2 tn. truck or less) may be accepted without a permit at our Waste Watch Drop-off Centers; call before arriving to make arrangements. (Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)

- - Large volumes (more than 1/2 tn. truck) must be transported to the East Prince Waste Management Facility in Wellington Center; call 24 hrs. before arriving to make arrangements.
(902-854-3636 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)
WasteDENTAL
Related Words: dental floss, dental flossers, toothbrushes, electric toothbrushes, battery-operated toothbrushes, disposable toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, plastic toothpicks, waterpic or waterpik dental devices
(remove batteries - search battery for disposal options)
WasteDIAPERS
Related Words: disposable diapers, pampers, huggies, training pants, pull-ups, cloth diapers, baby wipes, wet wipes, wet naps
Special DisposalDISEASED POTATOES - CONTAMINATED MATERIAL - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
- - Must be transported to PEI Energy Systems in Charlottetown; call before arriving to make arrangements.
(902-569-7670 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)
Blue Bag 2DRINK CARTONS - CLEAN & DRY
Related Words: juice boxes, milk cartons, eggnog cartons, tetra paks, tetra packs, tetrapaks, tetrapacks, wine cartons; - - some beverage containers may be refundable if they are ready to drink, 5 litres or less and non-dairy.

- - Click here for more information on our provincial beverage container management system.

-- If recyclable material is not clean & dry it may be rejected at curb; click here to view rejection tag.

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WasteDRINKING GLASSES (NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS)
WasteDRIVEWAY SEALER - PLASTIC OR METAL CONTAINER - EMPTY
Related Words: concrete driveway sealer, concrete sealer, asphalt sealer, protective driveway sealer, driveway sealant
Special DisposalDRIVEWAY SEALER - PLASTIC OR METAL CONTAINER - WITH CONTENT - HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
Related Words: concrete driveway sealer, concrete sealer, asphalt sealer, protective driveway sealer, driveway sealant

- - Free disposal at WWDCs for residential participants.

- - Businesses must contact a hazardous waste handler.

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WasteDRYER SHEETS
Related Words: bounce sheets, fleecy sheets, fabric softner sheets,
WasteDUST CLOTHS
Related Words: jcloths, j-choths, dusters, duster refills, feather dusters, dust rags
Blue Bag 1EGG CARTONS (FIBER)
Related Words: egg trays, egg flats
CompostEGGS
Related Words: egg shells
WasteELASTICS
Related Words: elastic bands, rubber bands
WasteELECTRIC OIL HEATERS
Related Words: portable oil heaters, oil filled electric heaters, oil filled electric radiators

- - these heaters contain mineral oil which is a non-hazardous product; select the link below to see one type of electric oil heater

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Special DisposalELECTRONIC MATERIAL - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: electronics, computers, laptops, keyboards, mouse, mice, cables, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, televisions, tv, cd players, dvd players, mp3 players, digital cameras, webcams, speakers, audio systems, video systems, amplifiers, equalizers, home theatre systems, radios, clock radios, non-cellular telephones, corded telephones, telephone cords, telephone wiring, cordless telephones, answering machines

- - Call WWDC to make arrangements if you have 25 items or more to dispose of.

- - Click here for a complete Electronics Products Recycling Associations - PEI list of electronic material accepted.

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Special DisposalEXPLOSIVE ITEMS - CALL LOCAL POLICE FOR DISPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS
Related Words: ammunition, bullets, explosives, firearms, fireworks, flares, guns, pellet guns, bb guns, pistols, shotguns, shells, shock-sensitive items

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CompostFECAL MATTER
Related Words: animal feces, excrement, droppings, pet waste, manure

- - High temperatures attained in the composting process kills pathogens which allows us to produce Category A compost.
WasteFECAL MATTER IN PLASTIC BAGS
Related Words: animal feces, excrements, droppings, pet waste
Special DisposalFERTILIZER BAGS - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
Related Words: empty fertilizer bags, ammonium nitrate bags, packaging from ammonium nitrate fertilizers

- - Must be transported to:
PEI Energy Systems in Charlottetown
(569-7670 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)
or
East Prince Waste Management Facility in Wellington Center
(854-3636 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)

Call before arriving to make arrangements.
CompostFILE FOLDERS
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
WasteFILTERS
Related Words: air filters, hepa filters, furnace filters, vacuum cleaner filters
WasteFLOOR SWEEPINGS
WasteFOOTWEAR
Related Words: boots, sandals, shoes, skates, slippers, sneakers, moccasins, flip flops,
WasteFROZEN JUICE CONTAINERS (METAL & CARDBOARD)
CompostFRUITS & PEELINGS
Related Words: apples, apple cores, apple peelings, bananas, banana peels, oranges, orange rinds, lemons, lemon rinds, pineapples, strawberries
WasteFUSE
Related Words: household fuses, automotive fuses, industrial fuses
WasteGARDEN HOSE
Related Words: hoses, rubber hose, plastic hose, water hose
WasteGASOLINE CONTAINERS - PLASTIC OR METAL
Related Words: jerrycans, jerricans, jerry cans, gerry cans, gas cans, gas containers

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WasteGEL PACKS
Related Words: cold packs, cold gel packs, freezer gel packs, gel freezer packs, gel ice packs, gel packs, ice packs, ice gel packs
WasteGIFT WRAP - FOIL, CELLULOSE & PLASTIC
Related Words: gift wrapping, christmas gift wrapping, packaging wrap, present wrap

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CompostGIFT WRAP - PAPER
Related Words: paper gift wrap, wrapping paper, christmas wrapping paper, brown wrapping paper, packaging paper wrap, packaging wrap, tissue paper

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WasteGLASS BOWLS (NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS)
WasteGLASS COFFEE POTS (NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS)
Related Words: ceramic coffee pots
WasteGLASS PLATTERS (NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS)
Related Words: glass serving platters, glass trays
Blue Bag 2GLASS: BOTTLES / CONTAINERS - CLEAN & DRY
Related Words: juice bottles, liquor bottles, soda bottles, pop bottles, beverage bottles, spirits, wine bottles, food jars, pickle jars, cheeze whiz jars, mason jars, container glass, glass carboy (for fermenting wine or beer - place large carboys beside blue bags) 

- - Some beverage containers may be refundable if they are ready to drink, 5 litres or less and non-dairy.

- - Click here for more information on our provincial beverage container management system.

-- If recyclable material is not clean & dry it may be rejected at curb; click here to view rejection tag.

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WasteGPS UNITS
CompostGREETING CARDS (BOXBOARD - SINGLE LAYER CARDBOARD)
Related Words: gift cards, birthday cards, thank you cards, sympathy cards, anniversary cards, graduation cards, christmas cards, wedding cards, postcards
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
WasteGREETING CARDS (WITH SPARKLES, FOIL, PLASTIC, FOAM, RIBBON, METAL, ELECTRONIC, BATTERY, ETC.)
Related Words: gift cards, birthday cards, thank you cards, sympathy cards, anniversary cards, graduation cards, christmas cards, wedding cards, battery-operated cards (remove batteries - search battery for disposal options)


WasteGUM
Related Words: bubble gum, chewing gum, chicklets, juicy fruit, trident
CompostHAIR
Related Words: human hair, pet hair, pet fur, fur ball,
WasteHAIR GROOMING PRODUCTS
Related Words: brushes, combs, curling irons, curling brushes, flat irons, hair clips, hair bands, hair dryers. hairdryer (newer then 1981), hair nets, hair pins, rollers, hair clippers, electric hair clippers, beard trimmers 

-- Place items that are more than 50% metal in blue bag # 2 for monthly residential collection
WasteHANDBAGS
Related Words: backpacks, briefcases, kitbags, knapsacks, purses, school bags, suitcases
WasteHARD COVERS - (FROM BOOKS)
Related Words: photo albums, binders, novel hard covers, hard book covers
Special DisposalHAZARDOUS WASTE - BUSINESSES - CONTACT HAZARDOUS WASTE CARRIER
Related Words: adhesives, aerosol cans with content, ant traps, antifreeze plumbing fluid, de-icing fluid, butane, car wax, chemical cleaners, chemicals, dyes, fertilizers, fire extinguishers, gas, gasoline, herbicides, household chemicals, human, livestock and pet medication (capsules, cold medicine, cough medicine, tablets, pain medicine, pills, prescription & non-prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, natural health products, vitamin pills, vitamin and mineral supplements, patches, ihhalers, medicated cream), insecticides, kerosene, lighters with content (bbq, cigar, cigarette, disposable, flint), moth balls, liquid tar, semi solid tar, paint and paint-related products excluded from the paint recovery program,  propane cylinders, propane tanks, rat poison, silicone, thermometers, thermostats, turpentine

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- - Click here for a detailed list of products included in the Used Oil Recycling Program which you can drop-off at a Waste Watch Drop-Off Center free of charge.

- - Select the link below for a list of disposal companies who can handle most hazardous waste products.
Click here for more information
Special DisposalHAZARDOUS WASTE - HOUSEHOLDS (HHW) - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: adhesives, aerosol cans with content, ant traps, antifreeze plumbing fluid, de-icing fluid, butane, car wax, chemical cleaners, chemicals, dyes, fertilizers, fire extinguishers, gas, gasoline, herbicides, household chemicals, insecticides, kerosene, lighters with content (bbq, cigar, cigarette, disposable, flint), moth balls, liquid tar, semi solid tar, paint and paint-related products excluded from the paint recovery program, pesticides, rat poison, silicone, thermometers, thermostats, turpentine

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- - Click here for a detailed list of products included in the Used Oil Recycling Program which you can drop-off at a Waste Watch Drop-Off Center free of charge.


Special DisposalHELIUM CYLINDERS - BUSINESSES
Related Words: helium balloon gas, helium tanks, helium gas cylinders
- - This is a hazardous product.  Businesses must contact a disposal company that can handle hazardous waste.  Click here for more information.
Special DisposalHELIUM CYLINDERS - RESIDENTIAL
Related Words: helium balloon gas, helium tanks, helium gas cylinders
- - This is a hazardous product.  Residents can drop them off at any Waste Watch Drop-Off Center free of charge.
CompostHERBS & SPICES
Related Words: allspice, basil, bay leaf, celery seeds, chives, chili pepper, cinnamon, ginger, marjoram, mustard seeds, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, rosemary, savory, thyme, tumeric
Special DisposalHUMAN MEDICATIONS - RESIDENTIAL - FREE DROP OFF AT PARTICIPATING PHARMACIES
Related Words: capsules, cold medicine, cough medicine, tablets, pain medicine, pills, prescription & non-prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, natural health products, vitamin and mineral supplements, patches, inhalers, medicated creams  

- - Visit www.healthsteward.ca for more information and enter your postal code to find participating pharmacies near you.  
CompostICE CREAM CONTAINER
Related Words: ice cream boxes
Blue Bag 2ICE CREAM CONTAINER
Related Words: ice cream plastic container (# 1 - #5 only; must be clean and dry)
WasteICE CREAM CONTAINER
Related Words: ice cream container with boxboard and plastic
CompostINDEX CARDS
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
Special DisposalINFECTIOUS WASTE - CONTAMINATED MATERIAL - PERMIT & MANIFEST REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
Related Words: transmissible diseases, communicable diseases

-- Request from AIDS PEI to transport material to PEI Energy Systems in Charlottetown; call before arriving to make arrangements. (902-569-7670 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)
WasteINK
Related Words: ink pads, stampers, bingo dabbers, ink pens, writing pens
Special DisposalINK & TONER CARTRIDGE PROGRAM - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: ink, inkjet, color, black, laser, drum, toner, copier, fax toner


Special DisposalINTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC WASTE FROM SHIPS/AIRCRAFT - CONTACT DR. MARGARET MCGEOGHEGAN AT THE CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY (CFIA)

Definitions of International Waste (from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) website - International Waste Directive):

Aircraft garbage: Waste that contains, or is suspected of containing, animal products or by-products that originated either as food taken on board or as a result of transportation of animals in an aircraft. Applies to waste from aircraft from any country, other than Canada, including the U.S.

Ship's refuse: Refuse that contains or is suspected of containing an animal product or an animal by-product and that originated a) as food taken on board a vessel, or b) as a result of transportation of animals on board a vessel.

The International Waste Directive does not apply to ship's refuse from ships originating in the U.S. as long as those ships have not travelled into foreign ports prior to coming to Canada. (This exemption for U.S. -origin items does not apply to items confiscated due to Plant Protection concerns or other CFIA program requirements).

- - PEI does not have an approved facility (by CFIA) to accept International Waste from ships and aircraft. Therefore International Waste cannot be accepted on PEI.

- -  Visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for more information. 

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Special DisposalINVASIVE SPECIES - BUSINESSES (ANY AMOUNT) & HOUSEHOLDS (1/2 TON OR MORE) - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
Related Words: weeds, invasive plants, common buckthorn, garlic mustard, giant hogweed, glossy buckthorn, goutweed, himalayan balsam, japanese knotweed, multiflora rose, periwinkle, purple loosestrife, scotch broom, wild cucumber, yellow flag iris

-- Disposal Instructions:

-- Go to the PEl Invasive Species Council website to confirm that you have an invasive species plant and to see photos of each plant type.

-- Place invasive plants in a clear plastic bag and secure.

-- Write plant name (or "invasive plant") on the bag.

-- Transport to the disposal facility indicated on the permit and pay applicable disposal fee.

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Special DisposalINVASIVE SPECIES - HOUSEHOLDS (LESS THAN 1/2 TON) - NO PERMIT REQUIRED
Related Words: weeds, invasive plants, common buckthorn, garlic mustard, giant hogweed, glossy buckthorn, goutweed, himalayan balsam, japanese knotweed, multiflora rose, periwinkle (vinca), purple loosestrife, scotch broom, wild cucumber, yellow flag iris

Disposal Instructions: - - Go to the PEI Invasive Species Council website to confirm that you have an invasive species plant and to see photos of each plant type.

-- Place invasive plants in a clear plastic bag and secure.

-- Write plant name (or "invasive plant") on the bag.

-- Place in waste cart (you can also have up to 2 excess bags beside your cart) OR transport to the nearest WWDC and pay applicable disposal fee.

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CompostJIGSAW PUZZLES
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
Blue Bag 2JUICE CARTONS
WasteLAMPS
Related Words: ceramic lamps, glass lamps, wooden lamps, plastic lamps, reading lamps, lamp shades, solar lamps, solar lights

-- Remove all batteries and dispose of appropriately; search battery for various disposal options.
Special DisposalLIGHT RECYCLE PROGRAM - RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES - FREE DROP-OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: light bulbs, compact fluorescent lights (cfl), fluorescent tubes (up to 8' long), incandescents & halogens, light emitting diodes (led), high-intensity discharge (hid)

-- This also applies to broken fluorescent bulbs, tubes, lights, etc. 

-- Visit the LightRecycle website for program guidelines and a complete list of products accepted in P.E.I.  (If you have a problem with this hyperlink, use one of these web browsers to view their website: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari or go directly to their website: www.regeneration.ca.)

- - Large volume generators must make an appointment.

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WasteLIGHTERS (EMPTY)
Related Words: bbq lighters, barbecue lighters, cigar lighters, cigarette lighters, disposable lighters, flint lighters
WasteLINT
Related Words: dryer lint, clothes lint,
Special DisposalLIVESTOCK FEED PRODUCTS - CONTAMINATED MATERIAL - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
-- Feed products or by-products which contain prohibited material. (proteins derived from mammals)

-- Transport SEPARATELY to PEI Energy Systems in Charlottetown; call before arriving to make arrangements. 
(902-569-7670 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111)
WasteMARKERS
Related Words: permanent markers, highlighters, correction pens, dry erase markers, magic markers
CompostMASKING TAPE
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
CompostMATCHBOOKS - WITHOUT MATCHES
WasteMATCHES
Related Words: wooden matches, wood matches, paper matches, matchbooks with matches
WasteMATTRESSES
Related Words: coil mattresses, bed mattresses, foam mattresses, air mattresses
Special DisposalMEDICAL SHARPS & NEEDLES - BIOMEDICAL - BUSINESSES
Related Words: - needles, blades, epi-pens, lancets, sharps, syringes, injection devices, insulin cartridges, laboratory glass capable of causing punctures or cuts

- - The companies below provide safe disposal of medical sharps and needles.  Please contact them for more information. 

Stericycle - Moncton Location - Telephone: 1-506-855-4404  Toll Free: 1-866-815-9766 Option 5.

Daniels Sharpsmart Canada Ltd. - Toll Free: 1-888-793-2966 Ext. 32 or email: gcastillo@danielsinternational.com

- - Click here to view the Workers Compensation Board of PEI brochure for Sharps and Needlestick Hazard Management which includes risk factors and recommendations for employers and workers.

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Special DisposalMEDICAL SHARPS & NEEDLES - BIOMEDICAL - RESIDENTIAL - FREE DROP OFF AT PHARMACIES IN P.E.I.
Related Words: needles, blades, epi-pens, lancets, sharps, syringes, injection devices, insulin cartridges, safety pens, infusion sets
- - Click here to view the Workers Compensation Board of PEI brochure for Sharps and Needlestick Hazard Management which includes risk factors and recommendations for employers and workers.

- - Residents can pick up and return their sharps containers at participating pharmacies in P.E.I., free of charge. Visit www.healthsteward.ca for more information and enter your postal code to find a pharmacy near you.

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Special DisposalMEDICAL SHARPS & NEEDLES - BUSINESSES SELF-HAULING - CONTAMINATED MATERIAL - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
Related Words: - needles, blades, epi-pens, lancets, sharps, syringes, injection devices, insulin cartridges, laboratory glass capable of causing punctures or cuts

- - Only accepted at PEI Energy Systems.

- - Businesses, including schools must purchase sharp disposal containers which are available at Pharmacies or contact Zee Medical - 1-902-314-0262.

- - Click here to view the Workers Compensation Board of PEI brochure for Sharps and Needlestick Hazard Management which includes risk factors and recommendations for employers and workers.

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BesideMETALS (50% OR MORE) - PLACE BESIDE BLUE BAGS
Related Words: household metal items that weigh less than 50 lbs. and are less than 4 ft. in dimensions ie: bicycles, bikes, tricycles, push lawn mowers, microwave ovens, toaster, toaster ovens, breadmakers, bread makers, bread machines, deep fryers, bbqs, bar-b-cues, bar-b-ques, barbecues / barbeques (no propane tanks), computer metal casing, metal chairs, metal folding chairs, metal lawn chairs, small metal desks, tent poles, curtain rods, swing sets, mail boxes, wheelbarrows, ironing boards (cover removed), golf clubs, metal lamps, metal toys, metal staplers, metal fans, metal satellite dishes, fireplace insert, electric heater (without oil)

- - Items larger than 4' or heavier than 50 lbs. will not be collected curbside.
These items must be broken down to fit within the guidelines or dropped-off at the nearest Waste Watch Drop-off Center. Disposal fee will apply. You also have the option to transport to a metal salvage dealer.

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Blue Bag 2METALS (50% OR MORE) / BEVERAGE CANS - MUST BE CLEAN & DRY
Related Words: aerosol cans (empty), aerosol containers (empty), aluminum foil, foil paper, foil plates, aluminum plates, cookie tins, food cans (labels do not have to be removed), soup cans, metal lids, metal caps, metal paper clips, beer cans, juice cans, soda cans, pop cans, energy drink cans, pots, pans, baking sheets, cookie sheets, metal cutlery, small metal tools, small metal appliances (toasters, kettles, hand mixers, irons, etc.), metal coffee pots, extension cords, wire clotheslines, electrical wiring, wire cables, incandescent christmas lights (bulbs removed), led christmas lights (with bulbs), electric skillets, electric frying pans, nails, screws, nuts, bolts

- - Some ready to drink beverage containers may be refundable if they 5 litres or less and non-dairy. Click here for information on our provincial beverage container management system.

-- If recyclable material is not clean & dry it may be rejected at curb. Click here to view rejection tag.

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Special DisposalMETALS - SALVAGE DEALER
Related Words: aluminum, barbed wire, bed frames, metal desks, brass, cast iron, copper, copper pipes, derelict vehicles, iron pipes, lead, metal doors, metal drums, metal pipes, metal sinks, aluminum window frames, rims (from tire), stainless steel, steel, stove pipes, wood stoves, water tanks, large bbqs, bar-b-cues, bar-b-ques, barbecues / barbeques, snow blowers / snoblowers, tractor lawn mowers, push lawn mowers, treadmills, exercise bikes, exercise equipment

- - Check the Yellow Pages for location nearest you.

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CompostMILK
Related Words: buttermilk, coconut milk, evaporated milk, powdered milk
WasteMIRRORS (NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS)
CompostMUFFIN PAPER LINER
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
CompostNAIL CLIPPINGS
WasteNETWRAP
Related Words: net wrap, bale protector
Special DisposalNON-HAZARDOUS LABORATORY WASTE - PERMIT NOT REQUIRED
Related Words: empty containers, flasks, test tubes, petri dishes, gloves,
- - This material must be transported to PEI Energy Systems in Charlottetown.
WasteNON-RECYCLABLE PLASTICS - #6, #7 OR NO NUMBER
Related Words: plastic bags (ie: dry cleaning bags, bread bags, grocery bags, shopping bags, freezer bags, sandwich bags, baggies, ziploc / ziplock bags, garbage bags, etc.), bubble packaging, bubble wrap, chip bags, cling wrap, shrink wrap, stretch wrap, saran wrap, plastic labels, boxed wine plastic liner, coffee creamers, drinking straws, plastic covers, plastic bottles, plastic containers, plastic lids, plastic drop sheets, padded envelopes, pvc window blinds, dog food bags (with plastic liner), cd, dvd, cd cases, dvd cases, vhs tapes, video tapes, video games, floppy disks, cellophane, plastic streamers, plastic or foil candy wrappers, plastic stir sticks, plastic coated paper clips, plastic water softener tanks, softener tanks, water softner tanks, safety helmets, hockey helmets, hard hats, small plastic toys, plastic fans, k cups, k-cups, kcups, keurig cups, coffee maker, booster seat

- - In our Waste Watch program, we can recycle plastics bags or plastic film with # 1 to # 5 in a recycling symbol.  Many plastic bags don't have a number printed on them however we know that it is probably a # 2 or # 4 plastic, yet the driver has to determine at curb if it is recyclable and his only means to do this is by only collecting the plastic bags with the recycling number printed on them.  Some drivers pay close attention to the number system while others may collect if there is no other visible contamination.
CompostNUTS
Related Words: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, pecans, peanuts, pine nuts, walnuts
Special DisposalOIL SOAKED MATERIAL - CONTAMINATED MATERIAL - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
Related Words: absorbents
- - From in / out-of-province - transport to PEI Energy Systems in Charlottetown (569-7670 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111) or East Prince Waste Management Facility in Wellington Center (854-3636 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111).
WasteOIL TANKS (FIBERGLASS)
Related Words: heating oil tanks, home fuel tanks

- - Accepted at all our Waste Watch Drop-off Centers; disposal fee will apply.

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Special DisposalOIL TANKS (METAL)
Related Words: heating oil tanks, home fuel tanks

- - Transport to metal salvage dealer. Check the Yellow Pages for location nearest you.

- - Also accepted at all our Waste Watch Drop-off Centers; disposal fee will apply.

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WastePAGERS
Related Words: beepers, telecommunication devices, one-way pagers, two-way pagers, voice pagers, tone pagers
WastePAPER & PAPER PRODUCTS WITH PLASTIC OR VINYL COATING
Related Words: freezer paper, frozen food paper trays, wallpaper / wall paper
- - Rip paper or paper product to determine if it contains plastic or vinyl (if there is no resistance, it is paper only and can be composted)
CompostPAPER BAGS (NO PLASTIC LINERS, FOIL LINING OR MESH)
Related Words: flour bags, sugar bags, lunch bags, fast-food bags, microwave popcorn bags, gift bags, shopping bags, potato bags
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
CompostPAPER COFFEE FILTERS
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
CompostPAPER CUPS
Related Words: paper coffee cups
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
CompostPAPER LABELS
Related Words: sticky paper labels, easy peal labels, address labels
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
CompostPAPER NAPKINS
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
CompostPAPER PLATES
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
WastePAPER SHREDDERS
CompostPAPER STREAMERS (NO FOIL, PLASTIC OR METALLIC MATERIAL)
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
Blue Bag 1PAPER TABLE CLOTHS
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
CompostPAPER TOWELS
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
CompostPAPER TUBES
Related Words: paper towel tubes, toilet paper tubes, foil paper tubes, plastic wrap paper tubes, wrapping paper tubes
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
CompostPARCHMENT PAPER
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
CompostPARCHMENT PAPER
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
CompostPEARS
Related Words: pear cores, pear peelings
WastePEAT MOSS BAGS
WastePENCILS
Related Words: wood crayons, erasers, mechanical pencils, pencil shavings, pencil leads
Special DisposalPET MEDICATIONS - RESIDENTIAL - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: capsules, tablets, pills, medicine, prescription & non-prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, natural health products, vitamin and mineral supplements, medicated cream, flea and tick medication or powder

- - Veterinary Clinics, Animal Hospitals and other businesses that handle pet medications must contact a hazardous waste carrier for disposal.
WastePHOTOGRAPHY
Related Words: photographs, pictures, photos, photo albums, negatives, film
Blue Bag 2PLASTIC (ONLY #1 - #5): BAGS / CONTAINERS / BOTTLES - MUST BE CLEAN & DRY
Related Words: plastics with #1, #2, #3, #4 or #5: plastic bags (ie: dry cleaning bags, bread bags, grocery bag, shopping bags, freezer bags, garbage bags, etc.), plastic containers, plastic bottles, plastic lids, plastic covers, energy drink bottles, juice bottles, liquor bottles, soda bottles, pop bottles, water bottles, milk containers, milk jugs, yogurt containers, margarine tubs, ketchup bottle, mustard bottle, syrup container, shampoo bottles, detergent bottles, household cleaner bottles, windshield washer bottles,  boxed wine plastic liner, small plastic toys, cd cases, dvd cases

- - Some beverage containers may be refundable if they are ready to drink, 5 litres or less and non-dairy. Click here for more information on our provincial beverage container management system.

-- If recyclable material is not clean & dry it may be rejected at curb; click here to view rejection tag.

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Special DisposalPLASTIC WRAP & SHEETING - SOILED - TRANSPORT TO WWDC - WASTE FEE APPLIES
Related Words: agricultural packaging wrap, bale wrap, hay bales wrapping film, silage wrap film, silage cover, silage plastic wrap, boat shink wrap, horticultural plastic, plastic wrap, plastic sheet or plastic film used to prevent growth of weeds in flower beds, gardens or strawberry fields, winter bee hive wrap, hives wrap, black plastic hive wrap
Special DisposalPLASTIC WRAP - CLEAN - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: agricultural packaging wrap, bale wrap, hay bales wrapping film, silage wrap film, silage cover, silage plastic wrap, boat shink wrap, winter bee hive wrap, hives wrap, black plastic hive wrap
Refer to Waste Watch Guideline

Please Note:
Effective April 2014 we accept clean black bee hive wrap free of charge. This is subject to change based on recycling market availability. 

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WastePLATES (NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS)
Related Words: dishware, tableware
WastePOTTERY
Related Words: ceramic, earthenware, porcelain, stoneware
Special DisposalPROPANE TANKS (OVER 30 LBS.) - RETURN TO PLACE OF PURCHASE - RESIDENTIAL ONLY
Special DisposalPROPANE TANKS (UP TO 30 LBS.) - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS- RESIDENTIAL ONLY
Related Words: propane cylinders
Special DisposalRCMP MATERIAL - CONTAMINATED MATERIAL - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
Related Words: drugs, drug related material, contraband, illegal drugs,
- - Must transport to PEI Energy Systems in Charlottetown; call before arriving to make arrangements. (569-7670 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111) 
Blue Bag 1RECYCLABLE PAPER - CLEAN & DRY
Related Words: bills, bingo paper, brochures, blue print, calendars, catalogues, computer paper, coupons, envelopes, fax paper, flyers, glossy paper, labels (no glue), letters, paper lottery tickets, magazines, newsprint, newspapers, office paper, packing paper, photocopy paper wrappers, posters, post-it notes, receipts, sales flyers, sales slips, scribbler pages, shredded paper

- - Remove metal fasteners, sprirals, paper clips, plastic or hard covers.

-- If recyclable material is not clean & dry it may be rejected at curb; click here to view rejection tag.

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Special DisposalREFUNDABLE CONTAINER PROGRAM - RETURN FOR REFUND
Related Words: gable top beverage cartons (juice, sport, energy and diet drinks); tetra pak beverage cartons (juice, sport, wine, energy and diet drinks); glass beverage bottles (juice, sport, energy, diet, pop, water, alcohol and imported beer); plastic beverage bottles and containers (juice, sport, energy, diet, pop, water, alcohol and mini sip bags); aluminum and steel beverage cans (juice, sport, energy, diet, pop, cooler and beer); refillable beer bottles (brown, green and clear domestic bottles), wine boxes with liner - - no milk, soya, yogurt or rice drink containers and no food cans    

- - These items can also be placed in blue bag # 2 with your household metals, plastic and glass however you will not receive the refund.

- - Click here for more information on our provincial beverage container management system.

- - Links to websites not under the control of IWMC are provided solely for convenience. We are not responsible for the accuracy or the reliability of the content. Please report incorrect information or broken links to IWMC.
Special DisposalRUBBER TIRES (REMOVE RIMS) - FREE DROP OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: automobile tires, car tires, vehicle tires, truck tires, heavy equipment tires, motorcycle / motorbike tires, studded tires, radial tires

- Includes all pneumatic (filled with compressed air) rubber tires and tires that were charged the Environment Tax.

- - Links to websites not under the control of IWMC are provided solely for convenience. We are not responsible for the accuracy or the reliability of the content. Please report incorrect information or broken links to IWMC.
WasteSALT
Related Words: table salt, refined salt, sodium chloride, unrefined salt (sea salt), de-icing salt, ice salt, snow salt, ice melting salt, halite (rock salt), water softener salt
- - Although salt is a mineral and it comes from the land, high salt levels in compost will kill vegetation therefore it is waste.  
WasteSANDPAPER
WasteSANITARY PADS
Related Words: kotex, mini-pads, maxi-pads, sanitary napkins, feminine pads, panty liners, tampons, tampax, depends, diapers
WasteSCREENS
Related Words: insect screens, bug screens, window screens, wire screens, fiberglass screens, synthetic fiber mesh, mosquito screens, fly screens
Special DisposalSEPTIC FROM CAMPERS & RECREATIONAL VEHICLES (RV'S)
Related Words: sewer, septic, sewage, wastewater,

- - Local parks may have dumping stations or search "septic" in the Yellow Pages.

- - Links to websites not under the control of IWMC are provided solely for convenience. We are not responsible for the accuracy or the reliability of the content. Please report incorrect information or broken links to IWMC.
WasteSEWING NEEDLES
Related Words: embroidery needles, safety pins, straight pins, quilting pins...........place in small rigid containers or stick into fabric for safe disposal.
CompostSHELLFISH & SHELLS
Related Words: clams, crabs, lobsters, mussels, oysters, shrimps, seafood
WasteSHOVELS
Related Words: metal shovels with wood or plastic handles, plastic shovels, spades, snow shovels,
WasteSMOKE DETECTORS
Related Words: fire alarms, smoke alarms
- - All smoke detectors are waste - - An international study by radiation safety experts determined that domestic smoke detectors would not pose a health or safety threat to the public, or to waste disposal workers; there is therefore no need for any special care in the disposal of used smoke detectors. Remove batteries and dispose of appropriately; search battery for various disposal options.
WasteSPONGES
Special DisposalSPRAY INSULATION CYLINDERS - BUSINESSES
Related Words: spray insulation tank, insulation spray tank, insulation spray cylinder
- - This is a hazardous product. Businesses must contact a disposal company that can handle hazardous waste.  Click here for more information.
Special DisposalSPRAY INSULATION CYLINDERS - RESIDENTIAL
Related Words: spray insulation tank, insulation spray tank, insulation spray cylinder
- - This is a hazardous product.  Residents can drop them off at any Waste Watch Drop-Off Center free of charge.
Special DisposalSPRING & FALL CLEANUP - RESIDENTIAL
Related Words: household items not collected during regular weekly collection which are less than 50 lbs. and less than 4 ft. ie: wood or plastic chairs, toys, small furniture, small wood desks, leaves, garden debris, tree trimmings, branches, plastic wheelbarrows
Refer to Waste Watch Guideline

-- Collected during Spring & Fall cleanup weeks; refer to the calendar for your region for more information.

-- You may also transport to the nearest WWDC at your convenience and pay the disposal fee (max. $20)

-- Links are provided solely for your convenience.  Please contact us to report incorrect information or broken links.
CompostSTIR STICKS - WOOD
Related Words: popsicle sticks,
CompostSTRAW BALES
Related Words: hay bales, straw or hay banking, straw bale insulation

- - Large volumes used for banking your house must be transported to the nearest WWDC; disposal fee will apply.

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WasteSTYROFOAM
Related Words: buoys, cups, egg cartons, plates
CompostSUGAR PACKETS
- - Compostable Non-Recyclable Paper
WasteTAPE
Related Words: adhesive tape, correction tape, double-sided tape, duct tape, electrical tape, electric tape, flagging tape, hockey tape, medical tape, scotch tape, surgical tape, packing tape, packaging tape
CompostTEA BAGS
WasteTEA CUPS (NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS)
Related Words: cup and saucer, coffee cup
WasteTEXTILES
Related Words: cotton, fabric, felt, fibers, jute, leather, ribbons, yarns, threads, wool
CompostTISSUES
Related Words: tissue paper, tissue wrap, tissue wrapping paper, kleenex tissues
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
WasteTWIST TIES
Related Words: paper twist ties, plastic twist ties, wire twist ties, pipe cleaners
WasteTYPEWRITERS
Special DisposalUSED OIL & CONTAINER RECYCLING PROGRAM - RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES - FREE DROP-OFF AT WWDCS
Related Words: all oil fluid and containers for antifreeze, anti-freeze, used oil, used motor oil, engine oil, hydraulic fluids, lubricating oil, metal working fluids, power steering fluids, transmission fluids, turbine oil, oil filters


- - SOGHUOMA Atlantic launched a Used Oil Recycling Program in PEI on April 1, 2015. Visit their website for more information.

- - Links to websites not under the control of IWMC are provided solely for convenience.  We are not responsible for the accuracy or the reliability of the content.  Please report incorrect information or broken links to IWMC or to their website administrator.

- - Select the link below for a detailed list of products included and those not included.
Click here for more information
Blue Bag 2UTENSILS - METAL
Related Words: forks, spoons, knives, butcher knife, butter knife, cleavers, paring knife, steak knife, utility knife, ladles, spatulas

- - Wrap sharp objects in plastic or with tape for your driver's safety and your own safety.
WasteUTENSILS - PLASTIC
Related Words: forks, spoons, knives, knife
WasteVACUUM CLEANERS
Related Words: carpet cleaners, vacuum cleaner bags, dust busters, hoover, shop vac, irobot vacuum cleaner
BesideVACUUM CLEANERS - MORE THAN 50% METAL
CompostVEGETABLES & PEELINGS
Related Words: broccoli, cabbage, carrots, carrot peelings, cauliflower, lettuce, turnips, onions, peas, pea pods, potatoes
CompostWALLPAPER (NO PLASTIC OR VINYL)
Related Words: wall paper
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
Special DisposalWASTE TREATMENT PLANT SCREENINGS - CONTAMINATED MATERIAL - PERMIT REQUIRED - CONTACT COMMUNITIES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT (902-368-5000)
- - Municipality transports to PEI Energy Systems in Charlottetown (569-7670 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111) or East Prince Waste Management Facility in Wellington Center (854-3636 / Toll Free: 1-888-280-8111); call before arriving to make arrangements.
WasteWATER BOTTLE - # 7
- - Not refundable because it is more than 5 litres and not recyclable because it is a # 7 plastic and we only recycle plastics # 1 to # 5 in PEI.  Select link below to see a picture of this bottle.
Click here for more information
WasteWATER FILTERS
Related Words: pitcher water filters, filter cartridges, inline water filters, in-line water filters, canister water filters, water softner filters
CompostWAX
Related Words: parowax, paraffin wax, wax candles (no wick), wax crayons,
WasteWAX CANDLES (WITH WICK)
CompostWAX PAPER
Related Words: waxed paper
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
CompostWAXED BOXES
Related Words: wax boxes
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
CompostWET PAPER
- - Compostable Non-recyclable Paper
WasteWICKER
Related Words: wicker baskets, wicker furniture, wicker chairs, wicker ornaments
WasteWREATHS
Related Words: artificial wreath, plastic wreath, wreath ornament, natural wreath with wire, fir wreath with wire, evergreen wreath with wire
CompostYARD & GARDEN DEBRIS - RESIDENTIAL
Related Words: branches, small tree limbs, lawn clippings, grass clippings, leaf, leaves, trimmings, twigs, lime, seeds, plants, roots, sod (shake out soil), mulch, peat moss, weeds, chestnuts, acorns, potting soil, peat plant pots
Refer to Waste Watch Guideline

-- Collected during Spring & Fall cleanup weeks; refer to your region's calendar for more information.

-- You may also transport to the nearest WWDC at your convenience and pay the disposal fee (max. $20).

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CompostYOGURT
Related Words: frozen yogurt, greek yogurt
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Paper & Paper Products
BLUE BAG 2
Metals, Plastic, Glass & Milk Cartons
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Food, Non-recyclable Paper, Yard & Garden
WASTE
Non-recyclable Plastic & Glass, Textiles/ Leather

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