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Household Hazardous Waste mobile depot coming to Sarnia this weekend

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Journal staff

The County of Lambton Public Works Department and Clean Harbors Canada Inc. will host a mobile Household Hazardous Waste collection event in Sarnia this weekend to offer residents an opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous waste at no cost.

The one-day event will run Saturday, June 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lambton College parking lot 11, 1457 London Road.

“Corrosive, toxic, reactive and flammable materials will be collected at the mobile event,” said Matt Deline, public works manager, County of Lambton. “These items should never be placed in a regular landfill because they have the potential to injure workers and damage the environment.”

Examples of these types of materials include:

Corrosive: batteries, drain cleaners, oven cleaners

Toxic: pesticides, rat poison, cleaning fluids, pharmaceuticals

Reactive: pool chemicals, ammonia, bleach, aerosols

Flammable: gasoline, paints, BBQ starter, oils, solvents, propane cylinders

Sharps (hypodermic needles) and fluorescent lightbulbs are also accepted.

Items NOT accepted include: PCBs, commercial, industrial, agricultural, or radioactive wastes, tires, explosives (flares and ammunition), electronics, and asbestos containers weighing more than 25kg (55lb).

For safety reasons, please separate lithium batteries from all other battery types prior to drop-off.

For more information visit the County of Lambton’s website at www.lambtononline.ca/hhw or call 519-845-0801.

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