The Household Hazardous Waste facility will open for the season this Thursday, April 5.
The facility, at 196 Lappan’s Lane is open April through November:
* 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursday
* 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday
Residents may also wish to visit Stewardship Ontario’s www.makethedrop.ca site to find a list of local retailers that will take certain household hazardous waste items. This program is aimed at making it easier for consumers to dispose of household hazardous waste in environmentally-responsible ways.
Never put hazardous material in with regular garbage or pour it down a drain or toilet. Store hazardous material in original containers in a cool, dry place safely away from food, children or pets until you can bring it to the Household Hazardous Waste facility.
Household waste considered hazardous includes: medications, pesticides, dry cell batteries, automotive batteries, solvents, pool chemicals, paint thinners, removers or strippers, paint, oven cleaners, bleach, drain cleaners, ammonia, oil, antifreeze, propane cylinders – and these empty containers: paint cans, pesticide/herbicide containers, fertilizer containers, anti-freeze containers, solvent containers, oil containers (to a maximum of 30 litres).
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.
LEARN TO B.U.D.
To further reduce HHW, use the B.U.D. System:
* Buy only what you need.
* Use it all up.
* Dispose of the container and residue properly.
For more on Household Hazardous Waste – or to use the Waste Sorting Lookup tool to determine if an item is considered hazardous waste – go to www.cityofkingston.ca/waste.
Residents are reminded that there are a number of enforced City bylaws in place prohibiting the illegal disposal of waste, interfering with waste put out for disposal and littering (see www.cityofkingston/illegaldisposal).
Release source: City of Kingston | Photo: U.S. Army Environmental Command