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July 28th - Update on Hazardous Waste August 18 to August 22

Update on the preliminary results of the first Extended Household Hazardous Waste Depot and to advise of the recommended approach for the next depot event being held from August 18 to August 22.

Preliminary Results from the First Extended Household Hazardous Waste Depot Event

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Public Works and Environmental Services hosted the first extended Household Hazardous Waste Depot during the week of June 22 to June 27 at 3100 Conroy Road. The event was very successful with minimal wait-times and the feedback received onsite and via social media was very positive. The total number of visitors that attended the extended depot event was 6,146 (an average of just over 1,000 per day), and the City and its residents were able to successfully divert a total of 180 tonnes of household hazardous waste.

Preparing for the Second Extended Household Hazardous Waste Depot Event

Public Works and Environmental Services is pleased to announce that the second extended Household Hazardous Waste Depot will be held at the Westbrook Snow Disposal Facility (200 Westbrook Road) in Carp. The Depot will be open from Tuesday, August 18 to Saturday, August 22 between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Given that the daily participation numbers were well-below the capacity for the event (which is capable of accommodating between 2,000 to 3,000 visitors in a day), the decision was made to reduce the number of days from 6 to 5, while maintaining one weekend date for the second depot event.

The same procedures that were in place for the first extended event will be in effect for the second event. However - the City will not be asking residents to align the drop-off of materials with their normal waste collection day (i.e. drop-off can be done on any day, at the resident’s convenience). For your awareness and as a reminder:

  • Upon arrival, residents will be directed into a queue where they will wait their turn to park in a designated area. All vehicles will be spaced accordingly, and residents must remain in their vehicle at all times;

  • Residents arriving on bicycles are permitted to drop-off materials, and they must follow the instructions provided by staff on site;

  • The depot will accept household hazardous waste only. No electronic waste will be accepted;

  • Residents can bring electronic waste to the Trail Road Landfill facility at no cost or can contact a participating Take it Back member to arrange for proper disposal;

  • Due to operating restrictions, bins, totes, gas cans, etc. will not be returned to the resident;

  • The last vehicle will be emptied at 4:00 p.m. If the site is experiencing long line-ups, residents may not be able to drop off their material that day


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