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Bonnyville Hazardous Waste Roundup This Saturday

The Bonnyville Regional Fire Hall will be more than happy to help you dispose all those things you can’t really throw away in the garbage can or pour down the sink this Saturday.

Alberta Recycling has designated the hall as one of the locations for their annual Hazardous Waste Roundup on June 24th from 10 AM o 2 PM. The roundup will allow you to hand over old computers, printers, cans of paint, tires and other items to the professionals who can dispose of them in an environmentally conscious manner.

“Remains of products such as cleaners, oils and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special handling when you dispose of them,” says Alberta Recycling on their website. “Improper disposal, such as pouring down the sink, pouring in the storm sewer, burning, throwing in the landfill or putting in the trash can ultimately lead to contamination of our water, air and land, and can be a threat to human health.”

The general rule is if a product has any of these symbols on it:

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it falls under hazardous waste. The roundup will allow you to safely dispose of such items as well. Materials collected will be safely shipped and disposed of at the Swan Hills Waste Treatment Center.

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