Five municipal bodies, the Town of Espanola, townships of Sable-Spanish Rivers, Baldwin, Nairn & Hyman and the Local Services Board of Rainbow Country are jointly hosting a Regional Household Hazardous Waste Day.
According to the release, the one-day event takes place on Saturday, May 1st from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in one central location, the Espanola Public Works Garage.
Also note, the Town of Espanola will no longer be a disposal site for single-use or rechargeable batteries weighing five kilograms or less.
New Ontario regulations have moved to an Individual Producer Responsibility System, which makes producers accountable for the recycling of their products once consumers are finished with them.
Current battery disposal locations in Espanola include Home Hardware and Canadian Tire where there are disposal bins located at the entrances.
The release states examples of single-use and rechargeable batteries include button cells, AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, lantern batteries, sealed lead acid batteries and replacement batteries for products such as drills, cell phone, laptop, etc. that weigh 5kg or less.
These types of batteries will no longer be accepted at future Household Hazardous Waste Day events due to this service being offered locally during regular business hours and at no cost. Only batteries weighing more than five kilograms will be accepted at future hazardous household waste day events.