Annual hazardous waste roundup

The opportunity to clear basements and garages of hazardous waste items occurs later this month at the Nakusp Arena.

Hazardous waste roundup time is here again.  The opportunity to clear basements and garages of un-needed paint, cell phones, oil, chemicals and many other hazardous waste items occurs later this month at the Nakusp Arena.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) organizes five events a year around the region to allow residential customers free access to disposal of items not normally accepted at the landfill.

According to environmentalist David Suzuki’s website, proper disposal of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) “is important to prevent the spread of chemicals in our soil, air and water. When HHW ends up in landfills, it can leech out and contaminate our soil and groundwater.”

Safe, convenient disposal of hazardous materials is offered to Nakusp and area residents on October 18 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the arena at 200 Eigth Avenue.  Round up some of that clutter for this once-yearly event.  For a full of list of items being accepted, check out the posters around Nakusp on bulletin boards or visit the RDCK website at


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