Hazardous waste round up events well attended

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District saw high numbers attend.

Carmen Fennell

Waste Reduction Facilitator CSRD

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Hazardous Waste Round Up events in Sicamous and Golden brought in some of their highest numbers to date.

“We collected 300 tires in Sicamous,” says CSRD Carmen Fennell Waste Reduction Facilitator. “The last time we collected tires, 65 were brought in.”

Altogether in Sicamous, two full 5 tonne trucks full of ewaste and small appliances were collected.

The event in Golden brought in 750 tires and 21 drums of hazardous waste (50 gallons or 210 litres) and 6 pails (5 gallons or 18 litres).

“Golden residents consistently take advantage of these round up events.  They’re always well attended.  It was busy all day and even though there were line-ups, people were patient.”

Revelstoke also had impressive numbers: 11 drums of hazardous waste and 15 pails were collected.

“We did see a variety of materials at these events, from adhesives, light ballasts and paint to tires, computers and toasters. The feedback we receive at these events show that residents really appreciate this service,” says Fennell.  “And we appreciate people taking the time to dispose of their hazardous material responsibly.”

Salmon Arm’s Hazardous Waste Round Up event takes place on Saturday, May 12 at Bill’s Bottle Depot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.