Hazardous waste drop off this weekend
A popular event that allows Township residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste has been expanded to make it easier to get rid of unwanted electronics safely.
Small appliances, mercury thermostats and smoke detectors will now be accepted and recycled during the Household Hazardous Waste Plus Recycling Drop-Off Event.
This will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21 at the Township Operations Centre, 4700 224 St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The drop-off is free to Township residents and proof of residency is required.
Household hazardous waste items including leftover paint, antifreeze, bleach, brake fluid, motor oil, fluorescent lights, empty propane tanks, pesticides, and turpentine can be taken there. Any household product with a skull and cross bones, flames, a skeleton hand, or an explosion on the label can be brought in.
While electronics are not necessarily hazardous, they can no longer be placed in landfills and they have been added to the list.
Once collected, staff will ensure that the electronics get recycled and the products that are considered toxic, flammable, corrosive, or contain reactive components are disposed of safely.
Fleming added that people need not hold on to hazardous products or small appliances and wait for the annual event. A number of recycling and bottle depots accept such products year-round, and the public is encouraged to make use of them.
Visit rcbc.bc.ca/recyclepedia for information on where to take items throughout the year.
For a full list of items accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Plus Recycling Drop-Off Event, visit tol.ca/hhw.