First Four Special Waste Drop-off Days a Success

Halton Region has held four of seven Special Waste Drop-off Days planned for 2012 to make the recycling and safe disposal of household hazardous waste and electronic waste more convenient for residents. The events, held free of charge, typically run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at locations throughout each of the four local municipalities in the Region.

Recycling and the proper disposal of household hazardous waste and electronic waste are important to protecting the environment.  Special Waste Drop-off Days were designed to provide Halton residents with a convenient opportunity to safely recycle and dispose of these items which are often placed in the garbage.

At the four Special Waste Drop-off Days held to date this year, approximately 51 tonnes of e-waste and 42 tonnes of household hazardous waste were collected from over 3,500 vehicles! This is a great achievement for Halton’s landfill site and the environment.

An additional three Drop-off Days will take place in 2012 on the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 25 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) – Burlington Closed Landfill, 291 North Service Road, Burlington 
  • Saturday, September 22 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) – Suncor Energy, 3275 Rebecca St., Oakville
  • Saturday, October 20 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) – Mohawk Racetrack (parking lot), 9430 Guelph Line, Campbellville 

Accepted for drop-off, free of charge, include items such as pesticides, paint, motor oil, antifreeze, propane tanks, computers, stereos, TVs, DVD players and VCRs.  No commercial waste products are accepted. A complete listing of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found at www.halton.ca/waste.

Residents who are unable to attend one of these remaining events may drop off acceptable household hazardous waste (20 L maximum) and electronic items (5 items maximum) free of charge at the Halton Waste Management Site, 5400 Regional Road 25, Milton, Monday to Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

To learn more about the Special Waste Drop-off Days, please contact Halton Region by dialing 311 or 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-442-5866, TTY 905-827-9833 or visit www.halton.ca/waste. You can also follow Halton Waste Management on Twitter @HaltonRecycles and visit their blog at http://www.haltonrecyles.ca.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton or on Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report”.