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Mobile Household Special Waste Drop-off Event, Saturday, May 23

Friday, May 22, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Residents looking to dispose of  special waste such as stale gas, motor oil and propane tanks, not acceptable for curbside collection can bring their materials to a mobile special waste depot tomorrow, May 23, in Porter’s Lake.

The mobile drop-off depot will be in operation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the MetroX Park & Ride lot located at 21 Inspiration Drive, Porter’s Lake.

Materials that will be 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).

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 Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The household special waste drop-off depots are open only to residents in the Halifax region. The next drive-through mobile drop-off event is scheduled for Mic Mac Mall’s former Target parking lot on Saturday, June 13. Please note business waste is not permitted.

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

Source: Release

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