The TNRD will hold a series of household hazardous waste round-ups starting Saturday, May 2.
The round-ups give residents a chance to safely and properly dispose of hazardous materials banned from disposal in landfills. Containers may be unlabelled and substances unknown. Only residential amounts will be accepted — no business or commercial material.
Dates and times are as follows:
• Saturday, May 2 (10 a.m-3 p.m.) — Merritt, Civic Centre Parking Lot
• Sunday, May 3 (10 a.m-3 p.m.) — Ashcroft, recycling depot on Railway Avenue
• Sunday, June 6 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) — Kamloops, Mission Flats Landfill
Examples of hazardous materials include: adhesives, aerosols, antifreeze, batteries, corrosive/toxic liquids, gasoline, kerosene, mercury and mercury containing items (i.e., old thermostats), paint, paint thinner, PCB ballasts, pesticide/herbicides, pool chemical, propane tanks, oil, oil filters & plastic oil containers less than 30L, cleaners, fertilizer, expired fire extinguishers, grease and tar.