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Nelson residents can dispose of hazardous waste at Leaf Bottle Depot

In a week's time Regional District of Central Kootenay residents will get a chance to rid their cupboards and sheds of toxic hazardous materials hiding in and around homes.

Saturday, October 13, residents can dispose of hazardous materials in both Nelson and Castlegar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Nelson location is the Leaf Bottle Depot next to the Nelson Ford Dealership at 120 Silica Street.

Castlegar residents must venture to the north end of the Community Complex — 2101 6th Avenue.

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.

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.

The following week, Saturday, October 20, household hazardous waste is being accepted in Creston as the District Community Complex and in Nakusp at the arena.

Times are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, and site of the Nelson household hazardous waste check out the RDCK website www.rdck.bc.ca