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Residents urged to get rid of hazardous waste

Residents will get chance to get rid of hazardous waste on Friday and Saturday this week as the Ministry of Public Works hold their semi-annual Special Waste Drop-Off event.

Among the unwanted items that can be disposed of are compact fluorescent light bulbs, old pesticides, hobby chemicals, outdated medicines or anything else with a hazardous or warning label.

They can be dropped off at the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy plant on Palmetto Road, Devonshire between 9am and 4pm.

“If put into regular household garbage, special waste items can present a health risk for Waste Collections Staff, Bermuda's environment and you,” warned a Government statement.

“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 benefiting the planet by reusing or recycling the end product.”

For more information of correct disposal of special waste can be found on www.wastemanagement.gov.bm, on Waste Management on Facebook www.facebook.com/recycleBermuda, or by calling Clarkston Trott at 278-0563 or 501-3026.

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Published May 13, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated May 13, 2014 at 9:03 am)

Residents urged to get rid of hazardous waste

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