Free disposal of unwanted wastes

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is holding its annual Stewardship Round-up event in Golden.

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

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In the next few weeks the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will be conducting its annual Stewardship Round-up event in Golden to collect a backlog of hazardous household material.

“This is really a great opportunity for residents to get rid of items such as paint, pesticides, old gasoline in approved containers, and fluorescent bulbs and tubes,” says Waste Reduction Facilitator Carmen Fennell.

“There are so many items that pose potential hazard to human health, such as the mercury contained in fluorescent bulb.”

Residents can get rid of all these items, free of charge, on the following days and locations:

Sicamous:  Saturday, April 28  at the Sicamous & District Recreation Centre Parking Lot 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Revelstoke: Sunday, April 29 at Revelstoke Bottle Depot 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Golden: Saturday, May 5 at the parking lot across from the 7-11 Petro Canada 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Salmon Arm: Saturday, May 12 Bill’s Bottle Depot 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The CSRD offers residents this opportunity because there are materials that can’t go into the landfill but need to be disposed of. In BC, products such as pesticides and herbicides are regulated through an Extended Producer Responsibility Program administered by Product Care,” says Fennell.

“Because there is no Product Care drop off facility established in Sicamous, a mobile collection is being offered, and Product Care will be on hand to collect those items that they are responsible for handling.”

For more information on this event, including a full list of all acceptable hazardous waste materials please visit the CSRD website at www.csrd.bc.ca, or send an email to recycling@csrd.bc.ca.

 

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