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Household Hazardous Waste Wrap Up

Posted Monday, September 22, 2014

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) hosted its Household Hazardous Waste Round Up on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Coldstream, Enderby, and Lumby.

Newalta, the main contractor for the event, filled 102 – 205 litre drums, and 45 – 20 litre pails with flammables, poisons, corrosives, antifreeze, fuel, waste oil, and a myriad of other unknown household chemicals. In addition, the Battery Doctors donated their services to collect the following materials:

12,470 litres of paint
47 automotive batteries
80 kilograms of household batteries
143 aerosol cans

“The event would not be possible without the support of volunteers from the Enderby and Vernon Lions Clubs, and fire fighters from the Enderby and Lumby Volunteer Fire Departments. Staff from Newalta and the Battery Doctors also worked hard throughout the day to ensure residents were served quickly and safely,” stated Karmen Morgan, Waste Reduction Coordinator.

If you missed the Hazardous Waste Round Up, take advantage of the year-round disposal options for many common household items. In Vernon, Chasers Bottle Depot, accepts many household pesticides, paint, and flammable liquids from residents at no charge, year-round. Paint can also be dropped off, at no charge year round, at Armstrong Collision in Armstrong, KBM Autoworks in Lumby, and at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot and RONA in Vernon.

To find a recycling drop-off location near you for batteries, electronics, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, oil, oil filters and containers, small appliances, power tools, broken toys, and many other items, visit www.rcbc.bc.ca or call the Recycling Hotline at 1.800.667.4321.

Recycle...Every Bit Counts!