Waste day slated for Saturday

Staff

Clear out those paint cans from your garage.
This year’s Household Hazardous and Special Waste Day will take place this Saturday at the Public Works yard (900 Wright Ave.)
From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., all Rainy River District residents will be allowed to drop off household hazardous waste.
The Miller Group of Winnipeg once again will be accepting a variety of hazardous materials, including:
•paints and stains, and their containers;
•solvents such as thinners for paint, lacquer and contact cement, paint strippers, and degreasers, and their containers;
•used oil filters, waste oil and oil containers;
•fluorescents;
•single-use, dry cell batteries such as alkaline-manganese, zinc-carbon, lithium, and button cell batteries (e.g., non-rechargeable batteries that are meant to be removed and replaced by the consumer);
•lead acid car batteries;
•nickel cadmium batteries;
•automotive antifreeze (engine coolant) and related containers;
•fertilizers (e.g., plant food or plant nutrients containing nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium);
•fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides, and their containers;
•pharmaceuticals;
•fire extinguishers;
•waste aerosols and the containers in which they’re contained;
•ammonia/amine solutions and their containers;
•acids and their containers; and
•bases and their containers.
The event was popular once again last year.
A total of 277 vehicles dropped off loads of paint, oil, anti-freeze, batteries, and other waste that should not go to the local landfill.