By Liz Small
Residents of Bruce County are encouraged to remove hazardous waste materials from their homes, garages, and basements and dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner, as Bruce County has scheduled several hazardous waste collection dates in our area.
Materials include paints, stains, propane tanks, used oil, aerosols, batteries, antifreeze, oil filters, solvents, household cleaners, fluorescent lights, fertilizers, fuel, pharmaceuticals, fire extinguishers, pesticides, and pool chemicals.
The partial list of dates are:
May 27 – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
August 12 – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Kincardine Public Works Yard, 140 Valentine Ave., Kincardine
June 10 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bruce County Transportation Yard, 545 Ludgard St., Lucknow
June 24 – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
September 23 – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Bruce County Transportation Yard, 94 Bruce Road 2, Walkerton
Commercial, agricultural and industrial waste, PCB’s, ammunitions and flares will not be accepted. Only containers with a volume of 30 litres or less will be accepted, and received in containers that can be disposed of. Containers will not be emptied and returned (ie. gas cans). Empty metal paint cans are blue box recyclable.
For more information and to view the full list of materials accepted, visit www.brucecounty.on.ca/hazardouswaste