The Household Hazardous Waste facility will soon close for the season. November 24 will be the final Saturday of operation for this year and Thursday, Nov. 29 will be the final Thursday for the facility at 196 Lappan’s Lane.
Citizens can drop off household hazardous materials at the facility 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays April through November.
It will reopen on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Remember to check your household for waste items like batteries and compact fluorescent light bulbs before heading out to the Household Hazardous Waste facility. Check out www.CityofKingston.ca/hhw for a list of items accepted at the facility – and for ideas on how to cut down on the amount of household hazardous waste you produce, such as using rechargeable batteries and non-hazardous household cleaners.
Visit www.makethedrop.ca for nearby locations that collect certain household hazardous waste items – such as paint cans and batteries – year round.
The site shows which household hazardous waste items are accepted at the various listed locations and offers special handling instructions.
Never put hazardous materials in with regular garbage or pour it down a drain or toilet.
During winter months, residents should store hazardous materials in their original containers in a cool, dry place safely away from food, children or pets.
Household waste considered hazardous includes: medications, pesticides, batteries (single-use, rechargeable and automotive), solvents, pool chemicals, paint thinners, removers or strippers, paint, paint thinners, oven cleaners, bleach, drain cleaners, ammonia, oil and oil containers, antifreeze, propane cylinders, needles and syringes and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Look for warning labels and instructions on products and handle any potentially hazardous materials with care. Do not mix hazardous materials and, when possible, bring items in their original containers.
Not sure if a waste item is hazardous? Go to www.CityofKingston.ca/wastelookup and enter it in the Waste Sorting Lookup tool.
Release source: City of Kingston | Photo via Flickr