RDCK announces household hazardous waste roundup dates
The Regional District of Central Kootenay recently announced six household waste round up events coming to the region.
This is an opportunity for residents to dispose of toxic hazardous materials hiding in and around the basement.
This is a free disposal for residential household hazardous waste and is open to all residents of the RDCK and municipalities. Industrial and commercial wastes are not accepted at these locations.
The date for Nelson residents is Sunday, September 25 at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot near Nelson Ford from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Castlegar is also hosting a drop-off at the District Community Complex from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 18.
In Salmo, the date is Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salmo recycling depot.
Other stops include Creston, Saturday September 17 from 11 am. to 2 p.m.; Silverton Sunday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Works Yard; and at the Nakusp Arena Saturday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Household hazardous waste is any waste in the home that is considered to be dangerous or that you are unsure of, including any leftover household product that is marked flammable, corrosive, explosive or poison.
Common examples are pesticides, varnishes, paints, cleaners, and batteries.
These products are harmful to humans, animals or the environment if not handled properly and should not be put in the garbage or poured into a drain and they should be stored away from children.
For more information, and site of the Nelson household hazardous waste check out the RDCK website.