Household hazardous waste collection day set for June 7
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.