The Thompson-Nicola Regional District Environmental Health Services is launching a campaign to receive hazardous waste in the region, hoping to make the new initiative a yearly event. Eight separate Free Household Hazardous Waste & Recycling Round-Up events were launched and Barriere will be having one on May 28th.
“Now is the time to check under your sink, in your basement or closet, or shed, and round up all the household hazardous materials you’re no longer using,” said Jaime Vieira, TNRD
Environmental Services technologist. “These are items that are toxic, corrosive, reactive or ignitable.”
Examples of hazardous materials includes: solvents, aerosols, adhesives, antifreeze, batteries, gasoline, kerosene, mercury, paint, pesticides, propane tanks, fertilizer, grease and waste oil, oil filters, and oil pails.
“This type of waste should not be disposed of with your regular garbage because it is dangerous and harmful to the environment when buried in a landfill,” added Vieira. “This is why we’re offering the free service, allowing residents to get rid of these difficult to dispose of hazardous materials.”
The Barriere Round Up event takes place on May 28th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Barriere Municipal Office, 4936 Barriere Town Rd. Participating product stewards include Product Care and the British Columbia Used Oil Management Association.
The Barriere Round-Up is for household hazardous waste material only, commercial and industrial hazardous waste will not be accepted at this event. For more info all the TNRD at 1-877-377-8673.