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Mobile Household Special Waste Drop-off Event

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – Residents looking to dispose of hazardous waste not acceptable for curbside collection can bring their materials to a mobile special waste depot event on Saturday, Aug. 20 in Cole Harbour.

The mobile drop-off depot will be in operation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the back parking lot at Cole Harbour Place.

Materials accepted at the household drop-off depot include: batteries, leftover liquid paint, leftover corrosive cleaners, pesticides/herbicides, gasoline, fuel oil and used motor oil, solvents, thinners, pharmaceuticals and drugs, aerosol cans containing hazardous substances, barbecue propane tanks, and small propane cylinders (for example, those used for camp stoves and propane torches). Paint may also be returned to any Enviro-Depot. Please visit http://divertns.ca/recycling/find-a-depot for locations and hours of operation.

The Halifax Regional Municipality also operates a permanent Household Special Waste Depot at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive, in the Bayers Lake Business Park. Drop-off times are on designated Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please check our website for the schedule. This depot will be open on Aug. 20.

The household special waste drop-off depots are open only to Halifax Regional Municipality residents. Business waste is not permitted. The next mobile drop-off event will be in Sheet Harbour on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Duncan MacMillan High School. Additional community drop-off events for September and October are posted on our website. 

For more information on Halifax’s solid waste program visit www.halifax.ca/recycle or call 311.

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