June brings the official start to summer, but we’re not quite done with spring yet: If you’ve tackled a little spring cleaning, it’s time to round up those items and dispose of them responsibly through the City of Wetaskiwin’s Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up and Kick it to the Curb events – both coming up this weekend.
On Saturday, June 18, the first Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Round-Up of 2022 takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wetaskiwin Recycling Centre, at 5707 51 St. The event invites City of Wetaskiwin residents to bring in items with hazardous product symbols for free and safe disposal.
Accepted HHW items include:
● Computers, printers and keyboards
● Cell phones and chargers
● Hair spray
● Paint and paint thinner
● Used oil, filters and containers
● Brake fluid
● Ant and weed killers
(Please note that identification will be asked for at the Recycling Centre to ensure that only City of Wetaskiwin residents are dropping off household hazardous waste. The drop-off is for residential products only – no commercial items will be accepted. For questions, call Waste & Recycling at 780-361-4427).
If your spring cleaning has identified items no longer useful to you, but that may have value for others, Kick it to the Curb takes place both June 18 and 19.
The city-wide event helps Wetaskiwin residents reduce and reuse – and keep still useful items from ending up in the landfill.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
• Giving items away
- Place unwanted, sanitized items at the front of your property.
- Mark items with the word ‘FREE’ using masking tape or stickers.
- Ensure anything you want to keep remains far away from the items you’re giving away.
- Remove any unclaimed items from the curb by 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening (June 19). Please note the City will not be collecting items left at the end of the event.
• Taking items
- Only take items at the curb that are clearly marked ‘FREE’.
- Respect property; don’t walk or drive on lawns or gardens.
- Don’t discard items on another property.
- Sanitize items before bringing them into your home.
Click here for guidelines on acceptable items and responsible participation for the event.