Above From left: Roseridge labourer Cara Zielinski and Manager Susan Berry show some of the many items accepted at the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Roundup in Gibbons on October 1.
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As we say goodbye to summer and the month of September, it is a perfect time to say goodbye to those cans, jars and bottles of cleaning solutions, old paint and other Household Hazardous Waste products accumulated over the year.
Roseridge Landfill Commission is hosting their second Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Roundup of 2022 in Gibbons on October 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gibbons Cultural Centre (5115 51 Street). Participants do not need a landfill permit for this free event.
“Hazardous Wastes are not accepted at Roseridge yet as a year-round program,” said Roseridge Manager Susan Berry, noting there are plans to accept the materials when their new facility opens. “We ask that residents store their household hazardous waste safely on their property for these events where they can dispose of them and keep them out of the landfill.”
Roseridge currently holds a spring and fall event. The first event of 2022 took place in Morinville this spring, and this fall’s event allows the region’s residents another opportunity to dispose of their items properly.
“Roseridge has taken on this role from the municipalities to support a regional effort and collaboration,” said Roseridge Manager Susan Berry. “Rather than each of the municipalities duplicating the service and offering it on their own, we’re doing it on behalf of the entire region.”
Household hazardous waste includes cleaning products, paints, pesticides, and other consumer products with warning labels, as well as used cooking oil.
“If you are unsure, bring it,” Berry said, noting the default should be to bring everything.
In addition to the household hazardous wastes, the event will include an electronics roundup where they will accept anything with a plug, from old hair dryers to television sets.
Berry and the Commission hope for another successful event and encourage the area’s residents to come out.
“It’s completely free. It’s convenient. It’s in town. Stop in and bring it, even if you have one or two items,” Berry said. “Bring those one or two items and keep them out of the landfill.”
Roseridge Landfill Commission is a regional partnership between Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Sturgeon County, and Redwater.