Hazardous waste events in Northeast Town, Central Mantioulin this weekend

MANITOULIN— It’s that time of year again—time to gather up old paint cans, paint thinner and used engine oil and take them to one of two hazardous waste days happening this Saturday, July 11.

The Northeast Town is hosting its household hazardous waste collection event this Saturday from 8 to 11 am at the landfill followed Central Manitoulin’s event from 1 to 4 pm at the Mindemoya Roads Building, 7 Lakeshore Road.

What to bring: adhesives, glues and resins; hobby and arts supplies; latex and oil paints; stains, thinners and strippers, Varsol, solvents and linseed oil; car batteries and dry cell batteries; engine degreasers and brake fluids; transmission fluids; engine oil, antifreeze; insecticides, herbicides, pesticides; propane cylinders; swimming pool chemicals and bleach; wood preservatives; barbecue lighter fluids, aerosol cans; cleaners (oven and drain); spot removers; hearing aid batteries; Ni-Cad batteries; photo chemicals; pharmaceuticals; Expositor  light tubes and bulbs; nail polish and nail polish remover; and rat and mouse poisons.

What not to bring: ammunition, fireworks, explosives; infectious and biological waste; syringes; radioactive waste; unknown compressed gas cylinders; tires and old electronics and computers.

To ensure safety, never mix chemicals and never smoke while handling hazardous materials.

Do not place waste in plastic garbage bags; tighten caps and lids leaving material in original labelled containers; sort and pack paint, pesticides and household cleaners separately; pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper; and pack your vehicle and go directly to the site.