Upcoming waste diversion events
Two of Halton Region’s waste diversion events are upcoming This September.
The fall Compost Giveaway event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS) located at 5400 Regional Road 25 in Milton.
Halton Region will also be hosting the remaining two Special Waste Drop-Off Days on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sheridan College in Oakville and on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mohawk Raceway in Campbellville.
Compost Giveaway Event
During the one day fall Compost Giveaway event, Halton Region will offer compost to residents free of charge. Residents must bring their own bags or containers (maximum seven garbage bags or equivalent per household) and a shovel in order to bag their own compost. To ensure a healthy garden, a blend of 60 per cent topsoil and 40 per cent compost should be used.
Residents attending this year’s fall event are again encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation, which will be distributed to Halton area food banks. During the spring Compost Giveaway in May, 3,440 residents picked up approximately 1500 tonnes of compost created from all of the leaves, brush, tree and garden trimmings collected curbside and dropped off at the HWMS. Residents also donated $7,720 and 4,400 kilograms of food to local food banks as part of the event.
Special Waste Drop-off Days
To make the recycling of household hazardous waste and electronic waste more convenient for residents, Halton Region holds seven Special Waste Drop-off Days
throughout the year, free of charge. At the remaining two upcoming events held on September 27 and October 25, residents are welcome to drop-off acceptable items such as: pesticides, paint, motor oil, antifreeze, propane tanks, computers, stereos, TVs, DVD players and VCRs. Special Waste Drop-off Days are for Halton residents only. No commercial waste is accepted. For the complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items please visit www.halton.ca/waste.
Residents who are unable to attend the Special Waste Drop-off Days may drop off acceptable hazardous waste (20 litres per trip, no commercial materials) and electronic items free of charge at the HWMS, 5400 Regional Road 25, Milton, Monday to Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
For more information on the upcoming waste diversion events, contact Halton Region by dialing 311 or 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-422-5866 or visit www.halton.ca/waste.