Free Blue Box Pick-up Event for Oakville: August 17, 2013

Help extend the life of Halton’s landfill

On Saturday, August 17, Halton Region will host four Blue Box Pick-up events for residents. At these events, Halton’s new larger 22-gallon Blue Box will be available to residents for pick up, free of charge, with a limit of one Blue Box per household.

Introduced earlier this year, the larger 22-gallon Blue Boxes are designed to help residents recycle more materials now accepted in Halton’s Blue Boxes, including: clear plastic clamshells (e.g. berry and lettuce containers), single-serve yogurt cups, plastic plant pots and trays, empty metal paint cans (lids removed), and cardboard cans (e.g. frozen juice cans/chip cans).

“Oakville residents have embraced the recent waste collection enhancements and their participation is already having a positive impact on Halton’s waste diversion,” said Gary Carr, Regional Chair. “In the first few months of the expanded Blue Box program, Halton has distributed over 40,000 Blue Boxes to Halton residents and seen an increase of 13 per cent more Blue Box and GreenCart materials being collected, and a decrease of 6 per cent in the amount of garbage collected. This is a tremendous achievement, one that is helping to extend the life of Halton’s landfill site and provide savings of $15 million to taxpayers.”

Oakville residents who wish to have a new larger Blue Box can pick up at the location listed below. Please note: a new larger Blue Box is not required to participate in weekly Blue Box collection; residents may continue to use their current Blue Boxes.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013 (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

·         Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville

Year Round Blue Box Pick-up

Monday to Friday: Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 

**Important Information for Blue Box Pick-up Event:

·         For live updates, including wait times at event location, follow us on Twitter @HaltonRecycles, dial 311 or visit www.halton.ca.

·         Halton residents only, proof of residency required.

·         Limit one Blue Box per household, while quantities last. If picking up a Blue Box for a neighbour or family member, proof of residency is required for that additional address.

·         To ensure resident safety, walk-up traffic cannot be accommodated.

·         Please have empty space ready in your trunk or backseat.

For more information, access Halton Region by dialing 311 or visit www.halton.ca/NewInBlue.

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