The Columbia-Shuswap Regional District is holding an organic and metal waste disposal event at the Falkland transfer station from Oct. 1 to Nov. 10.
During the event, residents can drop off items such as stoves, hot water tanks, washers and dryers, metal doors and siding for free. The organic material includes basic yard waste generated from homes.
“There is a $15 charge on items requiring removal of ozone depleting substances,” said waste reduction facilitator Carmen Fennell. “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 free disposal event and other upcoming disposal events, go to www.csrd.bc.ca.