TIMMINS HOSTING MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS AND SPECIAL WASTE DAY

May 10, 2017 – On June 17, City of Timmins residents are invited and encouraged to dispose of their hazardous and special waste free of charge.

The Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste Day is back, taking place on Saturday, June 17 from 8am-2pm in the parking lot of the Archie Dillon Sportsplex.

“Offering this service allows us to keep hazardous household waste from entering the landfill sites, protect our environment, and keep chemicals from potentially entering our water table,” said Manager of Environmental Services Scott Tam.

Items being collected include: paint, flammable and miscellaneous organics, aerosols, single-use batteries, single-use propane cylinders and refillable propane tanks, oxidizers, pesticides, antifreeze, oil filters, inorganic acids and bases, fuel and oil, sharps, pharmaceuticals, compact fluorescents and fluorescent tubes, and household electronics.

For further information or to volunteer, contact our Public Works Department at 705-360-2646.

The City will issue another release reminding residents the week prior to this event.

For more information regarding the proper disposal of hazardous waste items and household electronics outside this event, please refer to the following links:

http://www.timmins.ca/residents/waste-management/hazardous-materials

http://www.timmins.ca/residents/waste-management/recycling-electronics

 

 

Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212     heather.duhn@timmins.ca