In October, residents of the Regional District of Central Kootenay safely disposed of approximately 21,660 litres of hazardous liquids at four round-up events held throughout the region. An additional 9,480 litres of paint were also collected at no charge to the RDCK by Product Care.
Other miscellaneous items such as fire extinguishers, mercury, lead and compressed gas cylinders were also collected at the events held in Castlegar, Creston, Nakusp and Nelson. “The results demonstrate that the residents of the RDCK and municipalities want to keep our communities and environment free of hazardous waste.
All the events were very well attended and we are pleased with the volume of materials that were collected and safely disposed of,” said Uli Wolf, general manager of environmental services.
This is the first time that the RDCK has organized collection events for residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge. For more information about what was collected at the events head to rdck.bc.ca.