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Over 20 tonnes of hazardous waste diverted from CF land fillby Julie Druker
Photo: volunteers and countless participants made CF's Hazardous Waste Day another overwhelming success
Now in its fifth year, Central Frontenac's annual Household Hazardous Waste Day continues to gain in momentum as more and more year-round and seasonal residents take the opportunity to rid themselves of all kinds of hazardous waste, which the township also wants to keep out of its landfill sites and ground water.
Central Frontenac waste management supervisor and public works coordinator, Kyle Labbett, supervised the event at the corner of Highways 7 and 38 in Sharbot lake on July 21, along with Terry Asselstine from the Hinchinbrooke and Crow Lake waste sites They were joined by numerous councilors and staff from the Township of Central Frontenac and all were pleased with the steady stream of vehicles waiting patiently for their turn to empty their trunks and truck beds. Truckloads of acids, bases, paints, motor oil, gasoline, batteries, fluorescent light tubes, adhesives, contaminated plastic containers and other hazardous materials were collected and loaded onto tucks courtesy of Steve Tebworth of Drain All of Ottawa, who had been hired to take away the waste.
The most popular items of the day were oils and paints, and Tebworth came prepared with a tanker and two transports, which he estimated would be hauling away between 20 and 25 tonnes of hazardous materials by the end of the day. He said that 70% of the hazardous waste is recyclable. Thanks to all the volunteers who came out and to those who took the time to properly dispose of these dangerous materials.