The June 24 toxic round-up will also include “e-waste,” including old monitors, printers etc. Photo by Stu Salkeld

The June 24 toxic round-up will also include “e-waste,” including old monitors, printers etc. Photo by Stu Salkeld

Toxic round-up at Lakedell, Millet June 24

Avoid tipping fees by dropping off toxic material, e-waste

Got some nasty materials sitting around in the basement, garage or shed? Don’t want to pay a tipping fee when you take them to the waste transfer site? Then you will definitely want to hit the toxic round-up at two different locations June 24.

Co-sponsored by the County of Wetaskiwin and Town of Millet, the toxic round-up is an easy, convenient way to get rid of those materials or items around the yard, farm or business that require special handling.

According to the County of Wetaskiwin website, toxic materials that can be accepted include acetone, acetic acid, adhesives, aerosols, ammonia, antifreeze, brake fluid, butane, degreasers, drain cleaner, florescent light ballasts, fungicides, gasoline, herbicides, ink, kerosene, lithium batteries, mercury, moth balls, automotive oil, paint (latex and oil), paint thinner, photographic liquids, radiator flush, smoke detectors, solder, solvents, liquid tar, turpentine, wax stripper, waxes, WD-40, white gas, window cleaner, wood finish (lacquer) and old drugs/medication.

Also accepted is the following “e-waste:” Televisions, computer monitors (crt and lcd), cpu’s (including mouse, keyboard, cables, desktop computer speakers), laptop and notebook computers, desktop printers and printer combinations (i.e., desktop printers with faxing and/or scanning capabilities).

The toxic round-up will be held in both the Lakedell School parking lot, just west of the Village at Pigeon Lake, and in Millet along Hwy #2A, in the truck parking lot adjacent the train tracks. Both venues are open 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

 

Toxic round-up at Lakedell, Millet June 24

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