Reduce * Reuse * Recycle

Acceptable Materials

Results

Item name Where it goes / What to do with
Aerosol cans empty

Garbage (Clear Bag) Click for more info

Empty aerosol cans are regular garbage

Fat, cooking oil

Organics (Green Bin)

Small amounts of cooking oil can be placed in a milk carton and put in the green cart. This is the only time you can put milk cartons in the green cart.

aluminum pie plates

Plastics/Glass/Cans (Blue Bag) Click for more info

Appliances

Everything Else (not in regular pickup)

Appliances can be taken to the Pictou County Solid Waste Management Facility in Mount William.

Ashes

Garbage (Clear Bag) Click for more info

Ashes go in the garbage, it has been know to cause fires in the green cart

Automobile Batteries

Everything Else (not in regular pickup)

acceptable at your local Enviro Depot Bottle exchange for more information call the Waste Reduction Hotline at 396-1495

Batteries

Everything Else (not in regular pickup)

Household Batteries can be dropped of at Staples on the Westville Rd or brought to the Waste Management Facility in Mount William

books

Paper (Blue Bag) Click for more info

The covers have to be removed of the hard cover books and placed in the garbage, covers of the paper back and magazines are fine

Cards

Paper (Blue Bag) Click for more info

Most cards are recyclable with the exception of cards with glitter, they are garbage

CFL & Fluorescent Bulbs

Everything Else (not in regular pickup)

Bulbs must be taken to the Pictou County Solid Waste Management Facility where a bulb eater that safely crushes and removes the hazardous waste from these bulbs.

Cleaning out a freezer or fridge

Organics (Green Bin)

If you are cleaning out a freezer or fridge you must remove the packaging and place the food in the green bin.

Cleaning out a house, apartment or business

Everything Else (not in regular pickup)

If you are cleaning out a house, apartment or business please call our Hotline at 396-1495

Coffee cups (hot and cold)

Organics (Green Bin) Click for more info

Hot and cold drink cups go in the green cart, lids are recyclable in the blue bag

Covers & caps

Garbage (Clear Bag)

These items are garbage due to the different types of plastic and metal covers

Dog poo

Garbage (Clear Bag)

Regular garbage

Driveway sealer

Everything Else (not in regular pickup)

Driveway sealer must be taken to the Enviro Depot. Bill Stewarts on 2636 Westville Rd. or John's Bottle Depot in Pictou, 28 Depot St. If the containers are empty, place the lid in the garbage bag and set the empty can beside the garbage.

Electronics

Everything Else (not in regular pickup) Click for more info

TV, computers, audio and video all go to Stewart's Enviro Depot, Westville Rd. or John's Bottle & Recycling Depot Pictou. These items can also be brought to the Pictou Co. Solid Waste site at Mt. William. There is no charge to drop off electronics as listed.

Flour bags

Organics (Green Bin)

Furniture

Everything Else (not in regular pickup)

If these items are in good usable condition, think about donating then to the Salvation Army in New Glasgow. These items can also be delivered to the Pictou County Solid Waste Management Facility for disposal.

Gift bags

Garbage (Clear Bag) Click for more info

Regular garbage

1 2 3