There will be a place to take left over hazardous waste beginning in June. (Update - the opening is delayed as permits are required. Watch for news about its opening).
The City of Flin Flon was successful in getting funds for a permanent hazardous waste depot at the Flin Flon Landfill. Two sea cans were purchased and modified in Winnipeg to create the depot. They have been set up at the landfill. Staff will be trained June 12.
The official opening will be announced in the local media, on the Flin Flon Recycling facebook page and our website: www. flinflonrecycling.org.
These materials will not take up space in the landfill so no tipping fees will be charged if the only thing coming to the landfill is hazardous waste.
This is a great improvement for waste management in our community. Previously, hazardous materials were collected one afternoon in September at Centoba Park. Home Hardware collects paint cans and the Recycling Centre collects paint cans and fluorescent bulbs.
What is hazardous waste? It is anything that has the danger symbols. The symbols show a skull and cross bones (poisonous), flame (flammable), boney hand (corrosive) inside a stop sign or triangle shape.
Common items include aerosol cans, paints, gasoline, flammable liquids, pesticides, fertilizers, cleaners and degreasers, glues, etc.
These items should definitely not go to the landfill or worse yet be dumped on the ground or down the drain. They are harmful. That is why they have those scary pictures.
Now there will be a safe way to take care of them any time.
Watch for promotional materials with information.
The Recycling Centre will continue to collect fluorescent bulbs and paint cans for now.
Call the Recycling Centre at (204) 687-6169 if you have any questions.