More Eco-Depots now take leftover paint

TNRD_LogoThe Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) is offering new recycling opportunities at its Eco-Depots in Clinton, Logan Lake, Pritchard (South Thompson), and Heffley Creek.

Now, leftover paint, flammables, pesticides and aerosols can be disposed of at these facilities and the service will eventually be expanded to include all TNRD Eco-Depots and some larger transfer stations throughout the regional district.

The new household-hazardous waste recycling service, Paint Plus, is part of a stewardship partnership with the Product Care Association, a not-for-profit industry association that manages product stewardship programs for household hazardous and special waste on behalf of its members across Canada. The BC Paint stewardship program has been run by Product Care since 1994.

Paint Plus is for residential amounts only, and residents are urged to visit the Product Care Association’s website to determine the volumes and material types that will be accepted. No commercial waste will be accepted. Materials must be in their original containers, sealed, with no leaks, and with the labels intact.

As well as paint, all Eco-Depots will continue to accept waste oil, cooling appliances, small electrical appliances, electronics, and other items that the more spacious Eco-Depot facilities can now accommodate. A list of accepted materials at TNRD waste-management facilities can be found on the TNRD website.

Also, TNRD residents are reminded that Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Facilities will be accepting, free of charge, bare, natural Christmas trees until January 31. Broken strings of Christmas lights can also be recycled for free at the facilities’ scrap-metal piles until January 31.