RCMP, PC Solid Waste partner for litter checkpoints

As part of Environment Week activities, Pictou County Solid Waste, in partnership with the Pictou County RCMP, held litter checkpoints this morning along the Abercrombie Road as well as the Westville Road. The purpose of these checkpoints were to thank motorists for not littering and to give them a litter bag for their vehicle to...

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Litter checkpoints this week

Pictou County Solid Waste, in conjunction with the Pictou County District RCMP, will be conducting litter checkpoints at various locations throughout Pictou County. The general public can expect to see members of the RCMP and the Pictou County Solid Waste Team conducting “Litter Checkpoints” during Environment Week on June 7.   The goal is to educate the public on...

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Stinking good lesson

MOUNT WILLIAM — Some of the lessons learned last week by Grade 2 students across the county may have stunk a bit, quite literally, as the students took a trip to the Pictou County Solid Waste landfill to learn about recycling, garbage and composting. The students, who said they had a blast, went on a...

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A Christmas treat

RIVER JOHN — It’s like eating your favourite chocolate at Christmas time, a special treat as a pick me up in the gloomy winter… Christmas not only brings treats and presents to humans, but to vegetation loving goats as well. For the past four or five years, Cindy Morrison has been feeding her goats their...

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PCSW now recycling Styrofoam

Recycling can be confusing to some, moreso when an item has a recyclable label on it, but cannot actually be recycled. That is the case with most foam polystyrene – or Styrofoam products. Susan MacDonald, regional co-ordinator for Pictou County Solid Waste says, people have been very confused about recycling Styrofoam, but the confusion is...

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