Residents who have been waiting to dispose of their old paint cans, batteries, fuel and other hazardous waste are in luck.
The Kenora Transfer Station is once again holding its free Household Hazardous Waste Days, which will run every Thursday (starting today) until September from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
"Because it's only one day a week, if you have trouble getting there on a Thursday, maybe organize a neighbourhood collection where yourself or a neighbour could drop it off," said Kerri Holder, Communications Clerk for the City of Kenora.
Hazardous wastes are defined as reactive, flammable, corrosive, poisonous and otherwise potentially dangerous materials.
"We ask that you don't put your hazardous waste in your regular garbage. Try to take advantage of the 18 Thursdays that are available to drop-off for free," she adds.
All items must be carefully packed and clearly labelled.
Seal sharps in a plastic container with a lid. A peanut butter container works best.
No home-based business, industrial, or commercial hazardous wastes
No radioactive waste
No PCB waste
- hobby chemicals
- aerosol cans
- syringes or sharps
- oil filters
- waste oil and their containers
- paints and coatings and their containers
- fluorescent tube lights
- fire extinguishers
- mercury thermometers
- devices containing mercury
The transfer station cannot accept hazardous waste from industrial, commercial, or home-based businesses. You have to make your own arrangements for disposal.