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August 16, 2016

Annual Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up: Coming this fall to a community near you!

NELSON – Time again to clean out your garden shed, garage and under the kitchen sink to safely get rid of toxic chemicals such as pesticides, oils, cleaners, and unknown liquids! The Regional District of Central Kootenay is pleased to announce six upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Round-up events. These community events offer free disposal for RDCK residents. New for this year, the RDCK is excited to be partnering with local food banks and will be accepting non-perishable food donations at all events. No industrial or commercial hazardous waste will be accepted.

“This has been a valuable and extremely well received program for our folks and the feedback has been all positive,” says RDCK Joint Resource Recovery Committee Chair Ann Bunka. “We are pleased to continue this important service across the region.” Residents may especially be interested in using this opportunity to safely dispose their motor oil products if they do not already have a receiving depot nearby.

Find an event near you and join in the round-up!

CRESTON COMMUNITY COMPLEX
Saturday Sept. 17, 2016 11:00am-2:00pm

CASTLEGAR COMMUNITY COMPLEX
Sunday Sept. 18, 2016 10:00am-2:00pm

SALMO RECYCLING DEPOT (Curling Club Parking Lot)
Saturday Sept. 24, 2016 11:00am-2:00pm

NELSON LEAFS RECYCLING DEPOT
Sunday Sept. 25, 2016 10:00am-2:00pm

NAKUSP ARENA
Saturday Oct. 1, 2016 11:00am-2:00pm

SILVERTON PUBLIC WORKS YARD
Sunday Oct. 2, 2016 11:00am-2:00pm

Check the RDCK website www.rdck.ca for updates and a complete list of acceptable waste.

For information on BC’s product stewardship programs, including depot locations, visit: www.rcbc.bc.ca or call 1-800-667-4321.

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For further information, please contact:

Shari Imada
Environmental Services Coordinator
(250) 352-8192
simada@rdck.bc.ca