CSRD holds annual Hazardous Waste Round Up in Golden

It was a busy day of collecting as residents in Golden had the chance to dispose of Hazardous Waste.

It was time to get rid of unwanted waste at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Hazardous Waste Round Up held in Golden.

Golden was the sight on May 5 of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Hazardous Waste Round Up . The event gave local residents the chance to drop off items which are considered toxic, corrosive, reactive or ignitable along with other items such as tires.

Carmen Fennell is the Waste Reduction facilitator for the CSRD who was on hand for the collection of items in Golden.

“We have materials being collected here which are not normally taken in the community other times of the year,” she said. “This is part of the CSRD solid waste management plan. We host these round-ups every year to make sure these orphaned products that people have been hanging on to for years have somewhere to go.”

Fennell stressed the importance of keeping products like those being collected out of landfills and the environment.

“Obviously we do not want them in our environment period. The landfill in Golden is not a lined landfill. Anything that goes in the landfill ultimately ends up in our system. We do not want this material in the lakes, ditches or sewers,” she said.

The CSRD bring in contractors to collect the disposable waste brought to the round up by residents.

“Golden is gang busters here. I am very pleased to see how many people are here…The busier it is the better it is. The tire guys had one hundred tires before we even started,” Fennell said.

She went on to explain it shows there is a need for this type of service in the area.

“The part that translates for us is there should be depots here all the time. When you see people bringing this much paint there should be a depot all the time for paint. So this is just great proof for us,” Fennell said.

“ We are pleased to have the support from Golden and I think from all of our municipalities we are seeing lots of forward thinking people in Golden who want to move ahead with the curb side program and are happy to see organic picked up. We are happy to see all the success here and I think Golden is becoming a leader in our area for moving solid waste program forward.


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