TIMMINS HOSTING MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS AND SPECIAL WASTE DAY

June 15, 2017 – This Saturday, 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 this 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 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

Wintergreen Fund for Conservation members will also be selling tickets for the Porter Escapes Package plus $1,000 cash during Saturday’s event. Tickets are $20 each and the draw will take place on Tuesday, July 4. All proceeds will benefit the Timmins Community Trails Program. Tickets can also be purchased at the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority Office at the Gillies Lake Conservation Area or by calling 705-360-2660.

 

 

Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

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