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Special waste drop-off days this week

The Ministry of Public Works is holding its semi-annual special waste drop-off event on Friday and Saturday.

Residents are asked to take their discarded compact fluorescent light bulbs, old pesticides, hobby chemicals, outdated medicines and anything else with a hazardous or warning label to the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy plant on Palmetto Road, Devonshire between 9am and 4pm.

A Ministry spokeswoman said: “If put into regular household garbage, special waste items can present a health risk for waste collections staff, Bermuda's environment and you.

“Through the Ministry's comprehensive waste management plan all special waste items are sent overseas for safe disposal and, whenever possible, recycling, which benefits all of us in Bermuda by keeping us safe from potential environmental hazards and benefits the planet by reusing or recycling the end product.”

For more information on correct disposal of special waste go to www.wastemanagement.gov.bm, join Waste Management on Facebook at www.facebook.com/recycleBermuda or call Clarkston Trott at 278-0563.

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Published October 29, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 29, 2013 at 12:11 am)

Special waste drop-off days this week

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