hazardous waste brandon bankston270The third Household Hazardous Waste Event of 2020 will be held at the Public Works Facility at 1900 20th Street East in Owen Sound, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 12.

This very popular program is open to residents from the following municipalities:

· City of Owen Sound

· Township of Chatsworth

· Township of Georgian Bluffs

· Municipality of Grey Highlands

· Municipality of Meaford

· Municipality of West Grey

Please note that the following items are not accepted:

· Infectious wastes (such as syringes);

· Radioactive wastes;

· Explosives (ammunition, flares, gun powder);

· Unidentified waste (unlabeled items); and

· Improperly contained waste (compromised containers, missing lids, leaking materials).

The facility also cannot accept hazardous waste from commercial, industrial, or farm operations.

For a full list of what is accepted, and to download a copy of the Hazardous Waste Report form (that can be completed before arrival), residents are asked to visit the City of Owen Sound's website at: www.owensound.ca/wastemanagement.

There will be two more Household Hazardous Waste Days in 2020, October 3 and October 24.

The City of Owen Sound’s Household Hazardous Waste Events are aimed at keeping hazardous waste out of Ontario’s landfills and waterways. The materials you drop off are recycled or otherwise disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly matter. Working together will ensure our environment is protected for future generations.

For more information, please contact Cassandra Cesco at 519-376-4440 ext. 3223 or email at ccesco@owensound.ca.