Dysart et al is hosting its third and final Household Hazardous Waste Day on Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Guilford Landfill. The event is only open to residents of Dysart et al.
Residents can drop off items not typically accepted at landfills free of charge. This includes aerosol cans, automotive fluids, automotive and household batteries, cleaners, fluorescent and CFL light bulbs, gasoline (container not returned), paint (latex and oil); pesticides, herbicides, insecticides; propane cylinders and tanks, and used motor oil (must be properly capped).
Most of these items have a corrosive, explosive, flammable or poisonous symbol on them.
In order to comply with COVID-19 protocols, landfill staff will unload hazardous materials and residents are encouraged to wear masks.
In a press release, Dysart et al staff warn that “improper disposal of household hazardous waste can contaminate our soil, water, forests, air, and wildlife. Recycling of household hazardous [waste] is important to protecting our environment.”
Visit www.dysartetal.ca/hhw or download the Haliburton County Waste Wizard app for more information.