Waste roundup big success

Some nasty items are no longer a threat. The recent Household Hazardous Waste Roundup filled 125 drums, 60 pails and six tub skids...

Some nasty items are no longer a threat.

The recent Household Hazardous Waste Roundup filled 125 drums, 60 pails and six tub skids with flammables, poisons, corrosives, antifreeze, fuel, other chemicals and 1,400 litres of waste oil.

“Thank you to all residents who were eager to recycle and dispose of their hazardous waste in a safe, environmentally responsible way,” said Robyn Cooper, with the Regional District of North Okanagan.

In addition, the event collected 11,180 litres of paint, 52 kilograms of household batteries, 840 kilograms of automotive batteries and 155 cans of aerosols.

A total of 570 vehicles went through the roundup in Coldstream, Lumby and Enderby.

“This event would not be possible without the support of volunteers from the Enderby and Vernon Lions Clubs, firefighters from the Enderby and Lumby departments, Newalta Corporation and the Battery Doctors,” said Cooper.

If you missed this year’s event, take advantage of the following no charge year-round disposal options.

Chasers Bottle Depot, Vernon, accepts most household pesticides, solvents, paint and flammable liquids. Paint can also be dropped off at Armstrong Collision, Armstrong; KBM Autoworks and Towing, Lumby and at Interior Freight and Bottle Depot, Vernon.

To find a recycling drop-off location near you for batteries, electronics, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, paint, oil, small appliances, and many other items, please visit www.rcbc.bc.ca.

You can also call the Recycling Hotline at 1-800-667-4321.