Regina sets record during Household Hazardous Waste Days

The City of Regina has broken its own record during the 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Days.

Over 120,000 kilograms of material was collected from 3,120 cars, a 55 percent increase from 2018 and highest amount recorded to date.

The city says all materials collected were reused, recycled or disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.

Some of the top items collected include:

  • 68,156 kg of chemicals
  • 40,091 kg of paint
  • 6,000 kg of tires
  • 4,691 kg of batteries

“Regina residents care about sending their waste to a better place and making a positive impact in our community and the environment for future generations,” says Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “We have seen substantial growth in the program over the last few years and heard the requests from residents to provide more opportunities to safely dispose of their hazardous material.”

This year the city expanded its service from three to five weeks, making it more convenient for residents. Regina says this is needed due to the increased volumes of hazardous material being dropped off each year.

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The city says the drop off days are now over, but you can find disposal options by clicking here.

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