Durham Region’s newest household hazardous waste (HHW) depot opened on January 29, 2003 at the Miller Waste Durham Facility in Pickering. Regional Chair Roger Anderson was accompanied by Pickering Mayor Wayne Arthurs, Ajax Mayor Steve Parish and Regional Works Committee Chair Rick Johnson to officially open the facility, which began receiving HHW waste recently.
The facility accepts paint and paint cans, motor oil, batteries (including cel phone batteries), aerosol cans, propane cans, fire suppressant containers. The satellite facility has the capacity to receive up to 50 propane tanks, 50 motorcar batteries, and 30 bins, which will be regularly shipped to an Oshawa facility for processing. There are over 500 residents in the Region of Durham, Ontario.
For further information and photos, see the April/May edition of SW&R, or contact Peter Watson at 905-668-7721, ext. 5235