You will finally be able to get rid of those old batteries.

The City of Bancroft is holding a Hazardous or Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, May 8th. This will take place from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Dungannon Landfill on Pinnacle Road. Perry Kelly, the city’s public works manager, says there will be a separate area when entering the landfill. The staff support the site visitors and make sure they are taxpayers. You must show an ID or a driver’s license as well as a municipal landfill, as it is against the registration certificate of the city to accept the waste from other municipalities.

Kelly says anything that you normally wouldn’t land in a landfill is accepted at the construction site. In addition to all batteries, the site also accepts aerosols, solvents, pesticides, car waste such as oil or antifreeze, propane tanks, mercury devices, paints, acids, fluorescent tubes and pharmaceuticals. Garbage that is not allowed in the landfill includes PCB contaminated waste as well as radioactive, pathological, industrial or commercial waste. Explosives are also prohibited. Kelly says when this type of waste is brought in, the local staff can direct you to where you can drop it off. If you are unsure whether your waste is acceptable, Kelly says to bring it with you anyway if the staff can tell you whether or not it will be accepted.

While residents are there, they can now participate in the city’s composting program, which will also be launched on May 8th. Food waste put in the device can be used for garden manure, and Perry says this will reduce the amount of waste that ends up in the city’s landfills. They offer them at cost plus an administration fee of $ 60 per unit. The units will be shown at the landfill on Saturday, and if someone chooses, Kelly says staff will take information and bill accordingly.