Halton Region to Host the First of Seven Special Waste Drop-off Events on April 20


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On Saturday, April 20, Halton Region will hold the first of seven Special Waste Drop-off Days, inviting residents to safely recycle and dispose of household hazardous waste and electronic waste items. The first event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Halton Regional Centre located at 1151 Bronte Road in Oakville.

“Single-family households continue to divert 60% of waste away from the landfill through curbside and special waste drop-off programs, up from 40% in 2007—this is one of the highest diversion rates in the Province,” said Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair. “Household hazardous waste items, dropped off at special waste drop-off days, are processed and diverted from the landfill, helping to conserve one of the Region’s most valuable physical assets and save taxpayers $15 million.”

In 2012, 128 tonnes of electronic waste and 108 tonnes of household hazardous waste were dropped off at Halton’s Special Waste Drop-off Days.

Additional Special Waste Drop-off Days, open to Halton residents only, will also take place on:

-Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Robert C. Austin Operations Centre, 11620 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.), as part of the Town of Halton Hills’ Earth Day event
-Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Burlington Closed Landfill, 291 North Service Road, Burlington (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
-Saturday, June 22, 2013 - Acton Public Works Yard, 1 Commerce Crescent, Acton(9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
-Saturday, August 24, 2013 - Burlington Closed Landfill, 291 North Service Road, Burlington (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
-Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
-Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Mohawk Racetrack (Parking Lot), 9430 Guelph Line, Campbellville (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Acceptable items for drop-off include pesticides, paint, motor oil, antifreeze, propane tanks, computers, stereos, TVs, DVD players and VCRs. Residents may drop off these items free of charge. No commercial wastes will be accepted. For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items please visit www.halton.ca/waste.

Residents who are unable to attend one of the events may drop off acceptable household hazardous waste (20 L maximum) and electronic items (5 items maximum) free of charge at the Halton Waste Management Site at 5400 Regional Road 25 in Milton, Monday to Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

To learn more about the Special Waste Drop-off Days, please access Halton Region by dialing 311 or visit www.halton.ca/waste. Follow Halton Waste Management on Twitter @HaltonRecycles and visit the blog at www.haltonrecycles.ca.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.



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