Free residential household hazardous waste drop off
Contributed/Regional District North Okanagan
(HOWARD ALEXANDER /InfoTel Multimedia)
December 14, 2015 - 11:02 AM
VERNON - The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) and Interior Recycling are pleased to announce the opening of an Eco Depot at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot located at 4205 – 24th Avenue, Vernon, BC.
Beginning December 15, 2015, residents of the RDNO will be able to drop off household hazardous waste (HHW) free of charge year round during regular Interior Freight and Bottle Depot hours of operation.
The Eco Depot replaces the RDNO Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up which had previously taken place annually in the fall. Funding for establishment of the Eco Depot at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot was provided by the RDNO through the Federal Gas Tax Program administered by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.
The Eco Depot will provide residents with a convenient, year round drop off location for HHW. You will no longer have to store this material in your basement, garage or shed until the next HHW Round-Up.
Residential quantities of the following categories of material will be accepted:
- Batteries (household and automotive)
- Pesticides - Solvents
A product is hazardous if the words Danger, Warning or Caution appear on the product label. Hazardous material can be toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive or any combination thereof. Improper disposal of HHW can be hazardous and can pose an environmental risk. Residents are encouraged to take their HHW to the Eco Depot for proper disposal.
Residents should take precautions when transporting HHW for disposal:
- Make sure containers have a tight fitting lid to prevent leaks,
- If possible, keep the material in the original container so it can be easily identified,
- Place your items in a sturdy box and keep the box upright to prevent spills, do not pack
materials in plastic bags, and
- Transport HHW in the trunk of your vehicle, away from children, food or pets.
For more information on HHW disposal, go to www.rdno.ca. For more information on Interior Freight and Bottle Depot, including other products accepted for recycling and hours of operations, go to www.interiorrecycling.com.
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