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Don’t waste it, Langley. Bring Hazardous Household Items to the Toxic Waste Roundup – Langley Advance Times

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Pesticides, motor oil and electronics are common leftovers that clutter closets, garages and sheds.

If they are no longer needed, they can be collected for recycling or handled properly so they do not end up in landfills or waterways. The Household Hazardous Waste Plus collection event returns this fall for local residents who need to get rid of many types of household items.

“While they can live under our sinks and in our basements, some household products contain materials that become hazardous when disposed of improperly,” said Christopher Combe, sustainability program specialist for the township. of Langley. “For over 20 years, the Household Hazardous Waste Event has provided Langley residents with a convenient option to recycle or dispose of unwanted items in one stop. »

Residents of the Township of Langley and the City of Langley can bring these items to the George Preston Recreation Center on Saturday October 29 and Sunday October 30. Deposits are accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of these days.

The event provides an opportunity to safely dispose of a variety of household hazardous waste such as batteries, solvents, light bulbs, etc. These types of items require a little extra care when disposing of and cannot be thrown in the trash, flushed down the toilet, poured down the sink, burned, or buried in yards or fields.

Municipal sewage systems and private septic systems cannot filter or remove these products from wastewater, which would allow hazardous substances to enter waterways. Burying these objects can lead to groundwater contamination.

For the second year, the event will take place at the George Preston Recreation Centre.

During the event, staff will unload waste from vehicles, but only items salvageable from truck beds or vehicle trunks/hatch will be accepted. Items passed through doors or windows will not be accepted, and all liquid items must be in secure containers and must not leak.

To help ensure the event runs smoothly, attendees are encouraged to review the Preferred Packing Order chart on tol.ca/HHW before loading their vehicles.

Pack first (unload last) – recyclable household products: electronics, small appliances, batteries, light bulbs, smoke/CO detectors, thermostats

Pack then – household hazardous waste: motor oil, antifreeze, cleaners, acids, pool chemicals, propane tanks, etc.

Pack Last (will be unloaded first) – Product maintenance items: flammable liquids, pesticides, gasoline and diesel in an approved container.

Walk-ins will not be permitted at this event.

“This is a popular event and queues may occur,” Combe noted. “Residents are encouraged to skip the lines by returning many of their household hazardous waste to participating depots and retailers throughout the year.”

In 2021, just over 1,000 vehicles deposited their household hazardous waste.

“Some of the most common items dropped off at the event, such as motor oil, thermostats and smoke alarms, as well as small appliances, are easily recycled elsewhere, year-round and free of charge, thanks provincial recycling programs,” he said. Noted.

To learn more about which items can be returned throughout the year and where to bring them, visit tol.ca/take back.

As in the past, the event is offered free of charge to residents of the Township of Langley and the City of Langley, upon presentation of proof of residence. Additionally, event visitors can bring non-perishable food donations for the Langley Food Bank.

For more information on the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Plus event, visit tol.ca/RDD.

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