Hazardous waste focus of round-up

The Regional District of North Okanagan will hold its Household Hazardous Waste Round Up Sept. 28

North Okanagan residents can get rid of paint, pesticides and other hazardous waste.

The Regional District of North Okanagan will hold its Household Hazardous Waste Round Up Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Okanagan College in Coldstream and from 9 a.m. to non at the Enderby and Lumby fire halls.

“Bring your household hazardous waste for safe disposal or recycling,” said Dale Danallanko, operations manager.

“This includes old pesticides, solvents, chemicals, or corrosive and toxic cleaners — almost anything with a flammable or poisonous label. This service is provided free of charge to RDNO residents.”

Containers up to 20 litres in size will be accepted. Waste from commercial or industrial sources will not be accepted, nor will electronic waste.

“These events would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers from the Enderby and Vernon Lions clubs and firefighters from the Enderby and Lumby departments,” said Danallanko.

For residents unable to attend the Sept. 28 Round Up, there are many year-round drop off locations for various types of hazardous waste.

Chasers Bottle Depot in Vernon accepts some pesticides, solvents and flammable liquids from residents at no charge. Chasers also accepts unwanted paint, as does Interior Freight in Vernon, Armstrong Collision Services in Armstrong and KBM Autoworks in Lumby.