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Annual Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Roundup on June 3

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 26, 2017) – Residents are encouraged to take part in the Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Roundup on June 3. Safely dispose of any household hazardous material or electronic waste that requires special disposal.

This free service provides an opportunity for residents to conveniently dispose of their waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Municipal staff and volunteers will be on hand at the Evergreen Community Christian Reformed Church parking lot (101 Tundra Dr., Fort McMurray) to collect the materials.

Household hazardous waste contains chemicals that could be harmful to the environment if they aren’t disposed of properly, including cleaning products, paints, adhesives, solvents, gardening chemicals, automotive fluids, old electronics and batteries.  

Electronic waste (E-waste) contains heavy metals that are harmful to the environment and includes televisions, monitors, computers, cameras, printers, and microwaves. A full list of accepted common household hazardous and electronic waste is available at rmwb.ca/hhw.  

What: Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Roundup
Where: 101 Tundra Drive, Thickwood in parking lot at Evergreen Community Christian Reformed Church
When: Saturday, June 3
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Residents are also able to take household quantities of hazardous materials and electronic waste to the landfill year round, free of charge.

The Municipality is committed to its role as a steward of sustainable practice and protecting the natural environment.

This program is sponsored by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority. Find out more about Alberta Recycling at albertarecycling.ca.   

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