House­hold haz­ardous waste collection day set for June 7

The Southern Gazette - - NEWS -

The Multi-Ma­te­ri­als Stew­ard­ship Board (MMSB) is once again of­fer­ing a house­hold haz­ardous waste collection day on the Burin Penin­sula.

The event is one of five be­ing of­fered free of charge across the prov­ince this year.

Res­i­dents in the re­gion can drop off items from 8 a.m. to noon June 7 at the Marys­town Fire Hall.

MMSB CEO Mike Sam­son ac­knowl­edged, “It’s im­por­tant that res­i­dents are aware of the dan­gers of house­hold haz­ardous waste and that just a few drops can con­tam­i­nate an en­tire drink­ing wa­ter source,” he said.

“MMSB’s house­hold haz­ardous waste collection events pro­vide an im­por­tant ser­vice, help­ing keep harm­ful ma­te­ri­als such as house­hold clean­ers, pes­ti­cides, bat­ter­ies and com­pact flu­o­res­cent light bulbs out of our land­fills.”

A de­tailed list of ma­te­ri­als ac­cepted across the prov­ince are avail­able on MMSB’s web­site at ‘www.mmsb.nl.ca’ and in­cludes ev­ery­thing from house­clean­ing prod­ucts to au­to­mo­tive care items.

Items not ac­cepted in­clude am­mu­ni­tion, ex­plo­sives, bio­med­i­cal wastes, as­bestos, PCBs, smoke alarms, commercial wastes, fire­works, ra­dioac­tive waste and empty aerosol cans.

MMSB has de­liv­ered house­hold haz­ardous waste collection events since 1998 through fund­ing from the Waste Man­age­ment Trust Fund.

To date, more than one mil­lion litres of house­hold haz­ardous waste have been di­verted from waste dis­posal sites through­out the prov­ince.

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