Falkland landfill hosts annual event

Residents can drop off items such as stoves, hot water tanks, washers and dryers, metal doors and siding, all free of charge

The Columbia-Shuswap Regional District is holding its annual organic and metal waste disposal event at the Falkland landfill from April 13 to May 25.

During the event, residents can drop off items such as stoves, hot water tanks, washers and dryers, metal doors and siding, all free of charge.

The organic material includes basic yard waste from residential properties including leaves, pruning, weeds, and tree limbs up to eight inches in diameter.

“There is a $15 charge on items requiring the removal of ozone depleting substances,” said Carmen Fennell, waste reduction facilitator.

“The regional district pays a contractor to remove freon from fridges, air conditioners, freezers and water coolers and this $15 charge pays for that cost.”

For a complete list of acceptable materials for the disposal event, go to www.csrd.bc.ca.