City of Regina opens Household Hazardous Materials Depot

The City of Regina has opened a new Household Hazardous Materials Depot.

The depot will allow residents to safely drop off hazardous household items year-round located next to the Landfill on Fleet Street.

Materials accepted include chemicals, fertilizers, aerosols, batteries, used oil, propane tanks, lightbulbs and more.

Mayor Sandra Masters said the depot is a more convenient way for residents to dispose of their hazardous materials.

“Expanding this service to year-round will help increase our waste diversion efforts and reduce potential environmental impacts to our community.”

For grand opening week only, the new depot will be open to residents all week long, from November 21 to November 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

After opening week, the depot will begin its regular operating hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Environment Minister Dana Skoropad said the government commends the City of Regina and Product Care for partnering to open Saskatchewan’s first household hazardous materials depot.

“Our province is home to one of the most robust lists of recycling programs in the country, and I am so pleased to see another service being added right here in Regina. When waste is managed responsibly, it protects the health and safety of Saskatchewan residents and the environment for our future generations.”

The depot will have guidelines for residents to follow, including:

• All materials should be left in the original container or labelled to allow for contents to be identified. Do not mix products together.
• Site signage will direct residents to the appropriate disposal area.
• Residents will need to take their materials to the attendants in the buildings to be sorted.
• Commercial loads are not permitted.

All materials dropped off at the Household Hazardous Materials Depot will be recycled or safely disposed of.

The depot is another step towards the City of Regina’s goal to divert 65 per cent of residential waste away from the landfill and keep hazardous material out of our waterways.

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