Numbers down for hazardous waste day

Staff

Numbers are down when it comes to people participating in the Town of Fort Frances’ annual Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste Day.
This year saw only 185 vehicles drop by the town’s Public Works building on Fifth Street to drop off hazardous materials, reported Dough Brown, manager of Operations and Facilities, to council at its regular meeting yesterday evening.
This is down from the 317 vehicles seen last year.
“The tonnage [of waste] is down too,” Brown added, noting that the town advertised on both their website and the newspaper for two weeks in a row.
“Maybe we’re getting to a point where we’ve got to do it every second year,” he said.
“The weather probably played a role—it was such a beautiful day,” Brown added.
“I remember most of the time when it’s raining we get more vehicles because I’ve stood out and surveyed where they were coming from.”
Also at last night’s meeting, council heard a verbal report from Mayor Roy Avis regarding the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference which took place Aug. 21-25 in London, Ont.