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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hazardous Waste Collections Up

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith credits having two pickup days for the increase

When it comes to municipal hazardous and special waste events, two is better than one.

Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith reports the municipality led the way in the county in diverting over 24,700 kilograms of hazardous waste during its two collection days -- April 30th and July 23rd.

Mayor Smith says the weight of the material represents a 103 per cent increase over last year when just over 15,300 kilograms of waste was collected.

Smith says he believes the success of the drive is partially attributed to having two dates for collection.

He says in years past when the event was held on one day only, the line-ups were huge and some people didn't even get a chance to dispose of their waste because collectors ran out of time.

Smith says because Bruce County runs the collection days it means you could go to any site in the county that was open for the waste.

He says if you missed one, you could always catch another in another community.

Elsewhere Wiarton, Walkerton, Kincardine and Paisley also registered significant increases in the material collected.

 

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