2017 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Round-up

The round-up occurred on Sept. 16, 2017 at the Priddis and Black Diamond/Turner Valley transfer stations. These transfer stations are owned by the MD of Foothills and typically only collect regular household garbage, along with leaves, yard waste, and branches from spring – fall. The roundup was partially funded by grant money from the Alberta Recycling Management Authority, with the Foothills Regional Landfill & Resource Recovery Centre (LRRC) paying the remaining costs. This round-up has been an annual event at these transfer stations for the last 3 years.

Here is a summary of the items collected for recycling, or proper disposal this year:

  • 43 televisions
  • 8 computers
  • 25 printers
  • 6 totes of paint (1m3 tote filled with cans)
  • 3 drums of aerosol paint (205 L drums)
  • 2 drums of assorted hazardous chemicals (205 L drums)
  • 20 mid-sized propane tanks (20 lbs. tanks)
  • 57 small propane tanks (1 lbs. tanks)
  • 10 drums of used oil (205 L drums)
  • 148 feet of fluorescent bulbs

This round-up was considered a success and was the result of many residents making a trip to ensure their waste materials were recycled, or disposed of in a responsible manner. Keep up the good work and remember that year-round collection of these materials is available at the Foothills Regional LRRC (http://foothillslrrc.com/). Be aware that there are charges for some hazardous materials, especially when they are brought in large volumes, see here for details: http://foothillslrrc.com/service/hazardous-waste-paint/