Upcoming Halton Region waste Diversion Events in Oakville

The Compost Giveaway Event on September 13th & Special Waste Drop-off Day on September 27th

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Upcoming Halton Region waste Diversion Events in Oakville
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Gary Carr

Gary Carr

In 2006, Gary was elected to the position of Regional Chair at the Regional Municipality of Halton, and was re-elected to the position in 2010. Gary sits on the Standing Committees of Health and Social Services, Administration and Finance, and Planning and Public Works, in addition to a number of Advisory Committees. Gary is also a member of the board for the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, and served on the Halton Regional Police Services Board and Metrolinx.

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Two of Halton Region’s popular fall waste diversion events are fast approaching. To make the recycling of household hazardous waste and electronic waste more convenient for residents, Halton Region holds seven Special Waste Drop-off Days throughout the year, free of charge. One of these will be held this September in Oakville. During the one day fall Compost Giveaway event, Halton Region will offer compost to residents free of charge.

Compost Giveaway Event

Residents must bring their own bags or containers (maximum seven garbage bags or equivalent per household) and a shovel in order to bag their own compost. To ensure a healthy garden, a blend of 60 per cent topsoil and 40 per cent compost should be used.The Compost Giveway Event will take place on Saturday September 13th from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Halton Waste Management Site located at 5400 Regional Road 25 in Milton.

Residents attending this year’s fall event are again encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation, which will be distributed to Halton area food banks. During the spring Compost Giveaway in May, 3,440 residents picked up approximately 1500 tonnes of compost created from all of the leaves, brush, tree and garden trimmings collected curbside and dropped off at the HWMS. Residents also donated $7,720 and 4,400 kilograms of food to local food banks as part of the event.

Oakville Special Waste Drop-off Day

At the remaining one upcoming Oakville events held on September 27th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Sheridan College in Oakville. residents are welcome to drop-off acceptable items such as: pesticides, paint, motor oil, antifreeze, propane tanks, computers, stereos, TVs, DVD players and VCRs. Special Waste Drop-off Days are for Halton residents only. No commercial waste is accepted. For the complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items please visit www.halton.ca/waste.

Residents who are unable to attend the Special Waste Drop-off Days may drop off acceptable hazardous waste (20 litres per trip, no commercial materials) and electronic items free of charge at the HWMS, 5400 Regional Road 25, Milton, Monday to Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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