The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will be conducting its annual Stewardship Round-up event at the Revelstoke Bottle Depot on Sunday, April 29, to collect your backlog of hazardous household material.
“This is really a great opportunity for residents to get rid of items such as paint, pesticides, old gasoline in approved containers, and fluorescent bulbs and tubes,” says Waste Reduction Facilitator Carmen Fennell. “There are so many items that pose potential hazard to human health, such as the mercury contained in fluorescent bulb.”
Residents can get rid of all these items, free of charge, between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm at the Bottle Depot on Sunday.
“The CSRD offers residents this opportunity because there are materials that can’t go into the landfill but need to be disposed of. In BC, products such as pesticides and herbicides are regulated through an Extended Producer Responsibility Program administered by Product Care,” Fennell said in a statement. “Because there is no Product Care drop off facility established in Sicamous, a mobile collection is being offered, and Product Care will be on hand to collect those items that they are responsible for handling.”
Here’s a timetable for residents elsewhere in the CSRD:
Sicamous: Saturday, April 28 at the Sicamous & District Recreation Centre Parking Lot 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Golden: Saturday, May 5 at the parking lot across from the 7-11 Petro Canada 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Salmon Arm: Saturday, May 12 Bill’s Bottle Depot 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.