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Are you serious
about cutting down on your household waste? Are you having trouble getting rid
of hazardous materials like batteries and old cellphones, that shouldn't be
tossed in with regular garbage? Sometimes it takes extra effort to reduce your
carbon footprint and ensure hazardous waste stays out of the main garbage stream.
Cathy Dobson compiled this page of tips and ideas to get the ball rolling. E
WASTE The volume of defunct computers, printers, cellphones and stereo
equipment generated in the home is often a frustration. But there's an easy
solution. Since 2002, Joe Black and Pam Vandeweghe have operated Digital
Friends, recently moved to 1121 Evett St., just off Confederation. Digital
Friends accepts almost all electronics free-of-charge. But they won't take
televisions, smoke detectors (which contain radioactive material) or anything
Currently, there's a $25 fee when
you drop off a monitor.
All computers and
equipment are disassembled on site and most are shipped to a recycling facility
in Ontario. Some are refurbished for resale and others are given away to worthy
organizations. The list of items that can be dropped off is impressive. It
includes: power tools, dryers, washers, microwaves, cellphones, telephones and
VCRs. Virtually anything with a plug or a small battery -- working or not
working -- can be taken to Digital Friends at no cost. Open Monday through
Friday from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. Call 519- 344-3334.
Shop also accepts a variety of e-waste including old cellphones, CD players,
MP3 players, CDs, portable DVD players and ink cartridges. A green box inside
the front door is almost constantly full, a company spokesman said. To find out
more, visit www.futureshop.ca/green. If you live in Corunna, there's a handy
collection box at the front of Foodland where the Mooretown Optimists are
collecting old cellphones, ink cartridges and laser cartridges. The
"ThinkGreen" program will give the club some money for their efforts
and plant a tree for every 12 cartridges or cell phones.
HOUSEHOLD ALKALINE AND RECHARGEABLE
throwing your dead AA, AAA, C, D, or 9-volt batteries in the garbage, you're
adding toxic mercury to the water table. Stop! There is a growing number of places in
Sarnia-Lambton that will safely dispose of them. For instance, Canadian Tire has
a drop-off box in Aisle 57 for rechargeables (not alkaline).
Lambton Mall has
introduced a community service program this year that accepts any dry cell
battery, alkaline and rechargeable. Drop boxes are located in the mall outside
Canadian Tire and outside The Source as you approach Sears. The program has
really taken off and 1,000 pounds of batteries have already been collected and
shipped to a recycler in Ayr Ont.
program is just getting underway at Lambton County's 26 library branches where
drop-off boxes are available for dead alkaline and rechargeable batteries. Lambton
County is running this program and will collect all those old batteries and
ship them off to the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC).
Note to local
businesses:You can register with RBRC online ( www.rbrc.org)and they will send
you empty boxes to collect used rechargeable batteries and cellphones. They'll
also pay the shipping costs for you t o send full boxes back to them. Jim
Kutyba, Lambton County's general manager of infrastructure, has registered the
county with RBRC and placed one of the boxes for the public's convenience at
the public works reception area at county headquarters in Wyoming.
RBRC is a
non-profit public service organization that was created and is funded by the
rechargeable battery industry. It's based in Atlanta. Future Shop has also
gotten into the recycling act and recently expanded the number of items the
store accepts. Drop old batteries into the green box inside Future Shop's front
door in Sarnia and they will be sent to a recycler in Cambridge, Ontario.
COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS AND TUBES
energy efficient CFL light bulbs are on the hazardous waste list. They contain
mercury within the glass tubing. Use them because they last much longer and use
less electricity than conventional bulbs, but be sure to get rid of them
properly. The Lambton Mall's new recycling program offers two drop-off points
for CFL bulbs and tubes, one just outside Canadian Tire and the other just
outside The Source. RONA Cashway in Sarnia also accepts used CFL.
bulbs (not the tubes). They can be deposited
at R O N A' s exit door.
USED MOTOR OIL
For those who still change their own
vehicle's oil, there are a number of local garages, like the one at Canadian
Tire, that accept the old gunk.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
thousands of local residents line up outside Clean Harbors on Telfer Road to
get rid of corrosive, toxic, reactive and flammable waste materials. This is a
highly successful program co-sponsored by Clean Harbors and Lambton County and,
if you've got the patience to wait in line, you can unload a bunch of nasty
stuff. Anyone with old paint, solvents, pesticides, pool chemicals and other
products that compromise the environment, should take them on one of six
No more days are
scheduled for 2008, but next spring they resume on the last Saturday of March,
April, May, June, September and October. The county is also organizing one
mobile event that allows Lambton residents who live far from Clean Harbors to
take advantage of the service.
This is a tough
one. We couldn't find any recycler willing to take them. You can still put your
old TV out on the curb and it will likely be picked up and taken to the
landfill. But that's not environmentally responsible. If you can hold on for
another six months or so, provincial legislation will kick in that dictates all
retailers who sell TVs must accept old ones and dispose of them properly. The
old cathode ray tubes are an environmental issue so do the right thing.
You can throw
your pop cans into the blue box or you can support a local charity like the
Lambton Shrine Club. The Shriners collect heaps of aluminum cans every year.
The money they get from selling them is used to support their children's
hospital programs. Householders can drop their cans off at the Shrine Club
headquarters, which is now in Point Edward at the Ex-Servicemen's Club on
Michigan. If your workplace wants to get into the act, the Shriners provide
large bags for collection and will come pick them up if you call. Dial
519-344-3282 for more information.
There's likely several local paint
outlets that will accept your old paint, but we know for sure that RONA Cashway
takes it. They don't want solvents, aerosol cans or empty paint cans, but the
store welcomes old household paint for recycling.
DISCARDED BUILDING MATERIALS
Sarnia's Habitat for Humanity
operates a Restore at 460 Christina St. and accepts all sorts of household items
for resale. Take your old windows, doors, cabinets, tools, lighting fixtures,
and appliances to Restore. Old carpets are acceptable too if they are in good
PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS
For those of you who still don't
regularly take reusable cloth grocery bags to the store (you know who you are .
. . you have a drawer at home exploding with plastic), A & P Super Fresh
Stores on London and Exmouth streets has a bag depot.
There are also several charitable
organizations that could use them including Habitat's Restore (339-7957) and
possibly some of the local thrift shops.
DON'T FORGET TO BLUEBOX
Every other week,
residents in Point Edward and Sarnia can take their recyclables to the
curb-side. That includes newspapers, flattened cardboard, telephone books, fine
paper, magazines, plastic bottles coded 1 and 2 on the bottom, as well as any
plastic tubs and lids such as margarine containers. The recycling program now
includes box board, which covers items like cereal boxes and kleenex boxes.
Glass and cans are also accepted.
Be sure to
separate the fibre from the rest. In other words, those boxes don't go in with
the glass and plastic. Beach bottles must be rinsed. Unfortunately, the local
recycling program does not take plastic bottles coded three to seven, plastic
bags, Styrofoam, broken glass or milk cartons.
Bulk items are
also picked up on garbage day including large appliances, furniture,
mattresses, barbecues (no tanks) and refrigerators with the doors removed.
Freon must be removed, which generally costs about $75.
OLD CLOTHES AND FURNITURE
If your old stuff
is truly something that someone else might want to use, consider giving it to
one of the local second-hand outlets such as Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul, the
Salvation Army or the Clothesline program operated by the Canadian Diabetes
Association. Clothesline will collect your old clothes, dishes, and knickknacks
at your doorstep and sell them to Value Village. The profit goes to fight
diabetes. Some of the other charities, such as Goodwill, also have pickup
OLD REFRIGERATORS AND AIR CONDITIONERS
Save $120 to $150
a year by unplugging old fridges at your house. In the interest of removing
older, inefficient fridges and freezers from the electricity system, The
Ontario Power Authority has a Great Refrigerator Round Up program. It started
in June 2007 and has been such a success, it will continue for the foreseeable
future. Simply make an appointment and a professional will come take your
fridge away free-of-charge. If you also have an old window air conditioner,
that will also be accepted and decommissioned in an environmentally responsible
Just ensure your appliances are 10
years or older and still working.
Check out the OPA's Every Kilowatt
Counts website on the Internet for more details and call the customer contact
centre at 1-877-797-9473 to make an appointment.