Household Hazardous Waste Roundup hosted this weekend in Salmo & Nelson
Creston and Castlegar residents came out in droves for the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Household Hazardous Waste Roundup, as 400 residents dropped off hazardous waste items like acids, fertilizers, roofing tar, and solvents.
“Product Stewardship groups ReGeneration and BC Used Oil also participated in the events, allowing residents the chance to drop off items like paint, oil, flammables, and batteries,” the RDCK said in a media release.
“ElectroRecycle and Return-It Electronics will be on hand to accept small appliances, power tools and electronics at the Salmo, Nakusp and Silverton events.”
Nelson Leafs Recycling Depot accepts electronics and small appliances along with paint and lighting products year-round.
The Household Hazardous Waste Roundup now moves to Salmo Saturday at the Recycling Depot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, is set for Nelson Leafs Recycling Depot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Household Hazardous Waste Roundup concludes in Nakusp at the Arena Saturday, October 1 and Silverton, Sunday, October 2 — both times 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The RDCK said next year the would be partnering with local food banks and will be accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations at all events.
The Castlegar Community Harvest Food Bank was thrilled to be able to collect $560 and 200 lbs. of food at our Castlegar round-up last week.
This event is meant for residential loads of hazardous waste only. Loads of industrial and commercial hazardous waste will be turned away and will need to contact Terrapure Environmental at (250) 766-0964.
For a full list of items accepted at the round-ups, visit www.rdck.ca or call 1-800-268-7325.
Photo Caption: The Creston Hazardous Waste Round-Up Event shows the volume of material collected. — Photo courtesy RDCK