A Household Hazardous Waste Day is taking place at the Hanover Public Works Yard on Saturday from 10 am till 2pm. This is open to all Hanover and Walkerton residents.
It’s that time of year again when Hanover and Walkerton residents are encouraged to look under their sinks, in the garages and basements for household hazardous waste items.
Hanover Councilor Warren Dickert encourages residents to take advantage of this opportunity to properly dispose of all their old household hazardous items.
This includes items that are corrosive, toxic, reactive and flammable.
Some common items include : battery acids, drain cleaner, oven cleaner, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, cleaning fluids, pool chemicals, ammonia, bleach, motor oil, aerosols, gasoline, paint BBQ starter oilds, solvents and propane cylinders to name a few.
Dickert says they will also accept fluorescent lights and compact fluorescent bulbs.
He notes empty metal paint cans are blue box recyclable items and do not qualify as household hazardous waste items.
By offering this service twice a year, (Hanover in June and Walkerton in the Fall) Dickert says residents have ample opportunity to properly dispose of these items.
Dickert stresses it is very important these household hazardous waste items to not end up in the landfill where they can leach into the ground and possible contaminate the water.
There is no charge for this event, but it is only open to Hanover and Walkerton residents. (commercial hazardous waste items will not be accepted.)
The Household Hazardous Waste Day event is taking place in the Hanover Public Works Yard at 70 14th Ave from 10 am till 2 pm.