June 20, 2006
Media Release

York Region hosts Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event


Participating residents will receive free bag of compost
NEWMARKET As a part of its 2006 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) spring campaign, York Region is holding a HHW Contest/Drop-off event this Saturday, June 24th at all HHW drop-off depots across the Region.
 
This Saturday, residents can drop off Household Hazardous Waste free-of-charge at any one of the Region's four depots.  York Region will supply a 25L bag of compost to all residents who drop off materials and participating residents will be entered into a draw to win a $100 gift certificate for Canadian Tire.  
 
When:  Saturday, June 24th
 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Where: All 4 York Region Household Hazardous Waste Depots:
 Markham HHW Depot Rodick Road, south of Miller Avenue
 East Gwillimbury HHW & Recycling Depot 225 Garfield Wright Boulevard
 Georgina Waste Transfer Station & HHW Depot 23068 Warden Avenue
 Vaughan HHW Depot 2840 Rutherford Road
 
What:  Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event for residents of York Region
  Residents can drop off items free-of-charge
Examples of items accepted:
 All-purpose cleaners
 Bleach
 Alkyd and lead based paints
 Nail polish and remover
 Pesticides
 Pool chemicals
 Motor oil
 Rodent killer
 Mothballs
 
Attendees: City of Vaughan Regional Councillor Mario Ferri, Chair of York Region's Solid Waste Committee will be at the Vaughan depot from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon assisting in the distribution of compost to residents.
 
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Media Contact: Tracy Atkins, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, Ext. 1209 or After-hours Pager:  (905) 830-3302
 Email: tracy.atkins@york.ca

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