Household hazardous waste roundup coming

Here's a chance to clean out your garden shed.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay will be rounding up hazardous household waste next month.

It’s a chance to clean out your garden shed, garage and under the kitchen sink to get rid of toxic chemicals such as pesticides, oils and cleaners safely.

This event facilitates disposal without drop off fees. It applies to household hazardous waste only — no industrial or commercial hazardous waste will be accepted.

“The round up is a cost effective way to help residents dispose of items in an environmentally responsible way for no additional drop-off fee,” says RDCK joint resource recovery committee chair Garry Jackman.

“The public has made it clear they value these events, so it is great news that we have been able to budget for an increase in the number of round-ups held this year to six events across the region.”

The events include:

• Vimy Park, Kaslo

Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Nelson Leafs recycling depot

Sunday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Silverton public works yard (by the recycling bins)

Sunday, Sept. 27

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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