Hazardous waste collected

The Regional District of North Okanagan has launched an Eco Depot at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot

Hazardous waste collection is under one roof.

The Regional District of North Okanagan has launched an Eco Depot at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot at 4205 24th Ave. in Vernon.

Beginning Tuesday, residents can drop off household hazardous waste (HHW) free of charge, year-round, during regular Interior Freight hours of operation.

“The Eco Depot replaces the Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up which had previously taken place annually in the fall,” said Dale Danallanko, RDNO’s recycling and disposal facilities operations manager.

Funding for establishment of the Eco Depot was provided by RDNO through the federal gas tax program.

“You will no longer have to store this material in your basement, garage or shed until the next HHW Round-Up,” said Danallanko.

Residential quantities of the following categories of material will be accepted:

Paint;

Batteries (household and automotive);

Aerosols;

Antifreeze;

Fuel;

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.

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,” said Danallanko.

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.

 

Just Posted

Vernon seeks additional fetal alcohol syndrome support B.C.-wide

“We are making a difference but we could make even more of a difference”

Highlander dancer off to Canadians

Canadians take place July 3-7

Fulton alumnus’ son shines

Jeffery Dawson received the Governor General’s Silver Medal for being the top student in the Faculty of Science at UBC

Public invited to the UV Disinfection Facility official opening

Tours take place Tuesday, June 25 from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Compassion conference comes to Vernon

The Venerable Guan Cheng will be presenting at the Schubert Center on Monday, June 17

VIDEO: Horseback riding helps North Okanagan residents with special needs

North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association needs more volunteers to continue offering sessions

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Gambler 500 hits Okanagan back roads

Hundreds of off road enthusiasts are rallying in the South Okanagan this… Continue reading

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Jury finds Kelowna man guilty of second-degree murder

A Kelowna jury found Steven Randy Pirko guilty of the second-degree murder

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

Most Read