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Paint cans, propane tanks and more
September 23, 2009

Throughout the summer months it seems paint cans, half-full insecticide bottles, leftover pool chemicals and rusting propane containers accumulate in the garage. But with the cold, sleet and snow just around the corner, you may be considering cleaning out the garage to fit the car inside. And those household hazardous items require special attention for disposal, says
the Regional Municipality of Durham This is why the Region of Durham is hosting a number of free household hazardous waste (HHW) disposal events. Residents of Oshawa can conveniently drop off their HHW at Lakeview Park in the Kluane Avenue parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 26.

The list of items accepted at the event includes antifreeze, single-use and rechargeable batteries, brake fluid, motor oil and filters, fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, herbicides, insecticides, old prescription and over the counter medications, sharp items (in a secure container), propane tanks, pool chemicals, paints and solvents. All residents taking advantage of the free event are asked to use non-returnable containers only. For a full list of accepted items, visit www.durhamregionw zaste.ca. If you miss the HHW event in Oshawa, the region is also hosting one at the Pickering Civic Complex in the south parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 17 and at the Beaverton Fire Hall on Saturday, Oct. 24. Both events are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Note that commercial, institutional, agricultural or industrial waste is not accepted.





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