Do you have old electronics, paint and cleaning products taking up space in your home? Perhaps you sensitive documents that need to be shredded?
You may not know it but these products, as well as many others, are considered household hazardous waste. Items that contain corrosive, toxic, flammable or reactive ingredients require special care and handling to ensure proper disposal. Improper disposal can contaminate our water, land and air, and be hazardous to human health and wildlife.
So, what can you do if you have these items in your home? You can Round Them Up!
Aquatera invites you to join us on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eco Centre (10431 96 Avenue) for the Household Hazardous Waste Roundup! Not only is this an opportunity to dispose of your hazardous waste, but it is also gives you a chance to learn about how the Eco Centre is a safe alternative to disposing hazardous items at the landfill. We will even have a shredding truck on site, courtesy of Prairie Disposal, so you can safely dispose of all your sensitive documents!
Did we mention that it’s FREE?
You read that right! This annual event is the perfect time for you to gather up your electronics, batteries, household cleaners, partially used paint (in it’s can, of course!) and many other potentially harmful items, and dispose of them at the Eco Centre at no charge! This free event only comes once a year, so we encourage residents to participate.
Join us for pop, games, recycling demonstrations and learn more about the Eco Centre!
If you are not sure if an item in your home is hazardous, you can search it on Where Does My Waste Go.