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It’s time to dump all that difficult-to-dispose garbage
Leftover paint, antifreeze, bleach, brake fluid, motor oil, fluorescent lights, empty propane tanks, pesticides, and turpentine will be accepted for disposal on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20 in Langley Township.
The annual Household Hazardous Waste Plus Recycling Drop-Off Event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Township operations centre at 4700 224 St.
Drop-off is free to Township residents and proof of residency is required.
Any household product with a skull and cross bones, flames, a skeleton hand, or an explosion on the label can be brought in.
For the second year in a row, electronics, small appliances, batteries, smoke detectors, and mercury thermostats will also be accepted. “Electronics may not be hazardous,” said Solid Waste Coordinator Debbie Fleming, “but they can no longer be placed in landfills so the Township felt it made sense to accept them at the collection event and ensure they are properly recycled.”
Fleming said people with small amounts of material don’t have to hang on to it until the hazardous waste event.
Many items, like small batteries or a can of paint are accepted year round at local recycling facilities and bottle depots.
Staff will be handing out information about local facilities during the event, and more information on where to take items throughout the year can be found online at rcbc.bc.ca/recyclepedia.
This year, signage will be posted on the corner of 48 Avenue and 224 Street to indicate what the wait time is for those in line and offer information on free alternative recycling sites.
For a full list of items accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Plus Recycling Drop-Off Event, visit tol.ca/hhw.