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default map pin icon 1300 East Keating Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49444, USA
Expanded listing for: Muskegon County Household Hazardous Waste
Hours of Operation

Regular Collection Hours: The second and fourth Friday each month, May – October 1:00 – 3:00 PM Late fall and winter collection is by appointment only. Appointments are made only for those who are not able to wait for a normal collection day. Muskegon County HHW Regular Collection Location: Household Hazardous Waste Site (Rear Lot of Pound Buddies) 1300 Keating Muskegon, MI Contact: If you have questions regarding materials that you’d like to dispose of, please contact Greg Leverence at Muskegon County Solid Waste at 231-724-6003.


Description: Muskegon County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program Muskegon County Department of Public Works offers a free disposal program to Muskegon County residents for unwanted Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) generated in county. Please note that Commercial and Industrial waste is prohibited. The goal of the HHW program is to divert hazardous materials from the landfill in order to protect residents and the environment. Should you possess any of the following materials, the HHW program will dispose of them in a safe and responsible manner. Mercury or mercury containing devices (i.e. Compact Florescent Light bulbs, mercury thermometers or thermostats, etc.) Petroleum products* Antifreeze Pesticides Insecticides Herbicides Aerosol cans (containing hazardous materials) Acids (i.e. Batteries, Muriatic Acid)** Bases (i.e. Drain cleaner) Other products with approval * Recycling Used Oil is preferred over disposal as HHW. Used oil can be recycled, free of charge, at any AutoZone location among other outlets. Click here for a complete list of Used Oil recycling options in Muskegon County. **LEAD ACID BATTERIES (i.e. car/boat batteries) are NOT accepted. NOTE: Paint is not accepted. The best way to dispose of paint is to use it up or recycle it! If you’re purchasing paint for a project, consider the area you have to cover and use a paint calculator to ensure you’re not buying too much. If you have leftover (never-frozen) latex paint that you wish to recycle, you can bring it to the Muskegon County Habitat for Humanity ReStore Locations or to Port City Paints/RepcoLite Paints, Inc. As a last resort, if you cannot find a use/recycling outlet for old leftover paint (latex or oil-based), it may be disposed of with your household trash as long as it is dried or solidified by adding kitty litter, (or other drying media) and leaving it open to dry in a well-ventilated area, away from children and animals.

default map pin icon Box 30, Tofield, AB T0B 4J0, CA
Expanded listing for: Town of Tofield
Hours of Operation

see notes


Description: see website for complete recycling options in Tofield BOTTLE DEPOT: * 5304 - 56 Street (Old Creamery Building) * 780-662-3936 * Accepts beverage containers, bottles, cans, juice boxes * Summer: Mon-Sat 10:30-5:00 * Winter: Tue-Sat 10:30-5:00 OIL/BATTERIES & TIRES: * Tires, batteries, oil, and oil filters * Kal Tire, 5018 - 52 Avenue, 780-662-3334 * Empty oil containers * U.F.A. 5108 - 51 Avenue, 780-662-3233 CARDBOARD AND REUSABLE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Paper and Cardboard * Clean newspaper,flattened cardboard * Bins located opposite the Public Works yard, 51 Avenue and 52 Street Clothing and Household Items Busy B Bargains will accept household goods, clothing, electrical appliances and supplies, furniture, and much more. Tours available by request. See all the details here. Ink Cartridges & cell phones: All used computer ink cartridges and no longer useful cell phones can be turned into food for our local food Bank through the \"Think\" and \"Phones for Food\" programs. Please save these items – they can be dropped off at the Busy B Bargains store at 4903 – 52 Avenue (next to Tofield Legion). You may also call 662-3511 and leave a message, and a volunteer will pick-up your items as soon as possible. This is an ongoing program that will limit the environmental impact of this type of waste. Thank you for your assistance! CURBSIDE GARBAGE DETAILS: Garbage Collection * Residential: Wednesdays * Commercial: Monday and Friday Residents and businesses are to use the supplied receptacles in alley ways, or wheel the individual canisters to the curb, if the residence does not have an alley. Please contact the Beaver Regional Waste Management Services Commission for further information. HAZARDOUS WASTE ROUND-UP: In June and October, check the monthly Community Calendar (on website) for dates. Sponsored by Beaver REgional Waste Management Services Commission and Tofield Fire Department. These include flammable, corrosive, or toxic materials that have outlived their usefulness. The list is long and includes things like herbicides and insecticides, solvents, cleaners, acids, paints, antifreeze, disinfectants, glues or contact cement, wood preservatives, batteries and propane cylinders. Community Calendar:

default map pin icon 5004 52nd Avenue, Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N6, CA
Expanded listing for: Town of Whitecourt
Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8:30-4:00


Description: see notes re garbage pick-up, curbside recycling and transfer station/landfill info. CURBSIDE GARBAGE PICK-UP: Pick up is provided by Northwest Sanitation: 780-778-4888 Tues - Hilltop Wed - Valley area Thur - Mobile home parks limit 2 bags. Extra garbage tickets can be purchased at the Town Hall for $2 TRANSFER STATION: NOTE: (Aug 2, 2008): Transfer Station has ordered recycling bins for household recyclables, but they have not arrived yet. They will call and advise (hopefully). In the meantime, curbside collection only - no more 24 bins in the Town): 1/2 km east of 35 Street on 41st Avenue Hours: Thus-Mon 11am-6pm (closed stats) Contact: 780-778-5157 For smaller loads of household garbage and some recyclables (paper, cardboard, tin, milk containers) E-Material Recycling Program The Transfer Station accepts electronic material for recycling! The following electronic materials are accepted at the Transfer Station: Televisions Desktop Computers Laptops Keyboards Printers Cables Speakers Grass, leaves and garden wastes are also accepted at the Transfer Station for composting. When decomposition is complete, the composted material is available free of charge to the public. The Town uses this material as well as a topsoil supplement for flowerbeds and as mulch for planted ornamental trees/shrubs. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE: Drop off your household hazardous waste, antifreeze and paint any time of the year for free at the Whitecourt Transfer Station! Commercial and industrial hazardous waste will not be accepted. * acetone * aerosol paint/sprays * air fresheners (aerosol) * all-purpose cleaners * ammonia * antifreeze * batteries * barbeque starters * brake fluid and lining * butane refills * car (lead-acid) batteries * car waxes/polishes * contact cement * degreasers * disinfectants * drain cleaners * fabric sofeners * fungicides * furniture polishes/waxes * gasoline * glass cleaners * glues * hairsprays * insecticides * kerosene * lacquers * laundry detergents and starch * lighter fluid * liquid cleaners * lye * mercury thermometers * mercury oxidizers * mercury batteries * muriatic acid * nail polish and polish remover * oil (clean motor and automotive) * oven cleaners * paints (oil and water based) * paint thinners and strippers * photographic chemicals * rug and upholstery cleaners * rust remover * silver and brass polish * smoke detectors * solvents * spa and pool chemicals * spot removers * toilet cleaners * transmission fluid * turpentine * varnish * wallpaper cement * waxes * wax strippers * wood finish/preservatives * wood putty For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Facility Manager at 780-648-2273. LANDFILL Location: The Landfill is located 17 kilometers east of Whitecourt on Highway #43. Contact: 780-648-2273 Hours of Operation during Day Light Savings Time: Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours of Operation during Standard Time: Thursday to Monday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The majority of wastes go to the main containment unit. There are separate storage compounds for tires, metal, pesticide containers and dry industrial wastes. Hazardous wastes are not accepted and no scavenging is permitted. Asbestos is accepted and disposed in accordance to Environmental & Health Regulations. There is an average of 44 vehicles per day in 2003 with approximately 17,610 tonnes of waste disposed of on site. Tires Small and medium sized tires are recycled through the Tire Recycling Management Board (TRMB). The TRMB administers a $4.00 tire surcharge. Waste Metal The Landfill receives, and separately stores, various waste metals such as white goods, car bodies and other metal materials. The Authority pays for Freon to be removed from refrigerators and freezers prior to being recycled. Sump Waste Several holding ponds accommodate for disposal of sump wastes (from commercial and industrial businesses). Waste manifests and testing procedures are in place to ensure proper non-hazardous materials are being disposed of properly. Once a holding pond is full, it is tested and the test results are satisfactory, the liquids are spray irrigated onto completed containment units and the sludge is dewatered and used for daily landfill cover. Car Batteries Car Batteries are accepted at the Landfill and Transfer Station, but must have the fluids drained out before being disposed. An Edmonton business buys the batteries and picks up several times per year for recycling. NEW CURBSIDE RECYCLING (AUG. 1, 2008): STOP BY TOWN OFFICE FOR 5 FREE RECYCLING BAGS: Co-mingled blue bag system. The new curbside recycling program is for residential customers currently being charged for garbage collection on their Town of Whitecourt water bill. The blue bag system is designed to accept household paper, cardboard, clear glass, tin & plastic containers. Please fold down and collapse all cardboard intended for recycling and place under your blue bags. Uncollapsed cardboard will not be collected. When will they Collect the Blue Bags? The weekly program starts Friday August 1, 2008 and will be every Friday from that day forward. Please have blue bags at your front curb (not back alley) for collection by 8 AM. Blue bags must be out in the open and clearly visible. Blue bags in garbage enclosures or containers will not be collected. There are no restrictions on the number of blue bags you put out. ACCEPTED: Newsprint/Heavy paper: newspaper, magazines, phone books, catalogues, f yers Mixed Paper: office paper, junk mail, shredded paper, etc. Boxboard: cereal boxes, pasta boxes, etc. Containers: milk jugs & cartons, food cans, clear glass jars, beverage containers, plastic containers #1-7 Corrugated cardboard: flattened and folded beneath the blue bag NOT ACCEPTED: × Plastic toys × Bubble wrap / Plastic film × Styrofoam × Un-rinsed food containers × Toxic items (batteries,paint cans, aerosol cans) × Electronics or small appliances × Diapers × Ceramics × Scrap metal or wood × Food or yard waste × Coloured glass × Soiled paper (used tissue or paper towel, pizza boxes smeared with cheese, etc.) × Soiled containers If you are unsure if an item is recyclable, please contact the Town of Whitecourt at 780-778-2273.