Residential Garbage Collection on the Island is handled by the Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC).
IWMC is the Provincial Crown Corporation that administers and provides solid waste management services throughout PEI. IWMC operates and maintains the Waste Watch Program, a 3-stream (Waste, Compost, Recyclables) source separation waste management system. For more information on IWMC go to www.iwmc.pe.ca
Residential properties pay an annual fee of $195, charged to the propertyís provincial tax bill. Waste Watch pickup in the Community of Tignish is on Wednesday, alternating weekly between Waste and Compost. Recyclables are picked up in Tignish on the fourth Thursday of the Month. Materials should be out at the end of your driveway by 7a.m. on the day of pickup. Check our page on Events Calendar for the type and date of pickup.
Commercial properties have to arrange for their own waste disposal. They may haul it themselves to the Drop-Off Center at 2022 Dock Rd. (Route #150) in Brockton (tel: 853-8619) for a fee based on weight or contract with trucking companies to haul their garbage to Waste Watch sites.
The Waste Watch Program also operates Spring and Fall Cleanups over a 3- week period, with one week for Metals, one week for Compost and one week for Waste. Check the IWMC website or our page on Events Calendar for the actual dates for these pickups. Have your material out by 7a.m. on Monday of each week. There is a Christmas Tree Collection Day in early January.
For more information on IWMC please phone their Customer Service Center at 1-888-280-8111 or locally in Tignish at 882-0525. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30a.m. to 5p.m., until June 1st , then itís 8:00am to 4:00pm for the summer. Messages left after hours will be taken care of on the next working day.
Extra Waste Watch News brochures and Collection Calendars can be picked up at Access PEI, Tignish or at our Community Office.
IWMC operates a program which allows householders to return non-rechargeable batteries to participating Island grocery stores for proper disposal. The Tignish Co-op provides this service.