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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Take Back Programs

Swap Days

Take Advantage of this summer’s new Swap Days events to pass along items you no longer want to someone who can use them. Place reusable items at the curb the Friday of the event weekend. If items haven’t been taken by Sunday, bring them back in. Simple. There’s an event in June and August of this summer, just in time for Spring Cleaning and Back to School!

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Where: 122 Patterson Crescent, Carleton Place
 
When: Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. June 5th until September 17th,2011

Who: Free to all residents of Smiths Falls. You may be required to show identification and proof of residency to be admitted.

Accepted Materials:

Paint, car batteries, oil, drycell batteries, cleaners, propane cylinders, aerosol cans, antifreeze and flammables.
Check out www.makethedrop.ca for an extensive list of hazardous materials and local drop off depots.

Our HHW is taken to a jointly used municipal facility in Carleton Place. Refer to the brochure for directions.

Electronics

Electronic Waste is the fastest growing waste in North America. Many of these items can be recycled easily at many facilities located here in Smiths Falls.
Visit www.recycleyourelectronics.ca for a regularly updated list of electronic “take back? partners.

Twenty-Twelve Electronics Recycling Inc.
42 James St., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 5K3 www.tter.ca
Phone: 613-284-2424 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm
Free accepted materials include, but are not limited to:
Monitors, TVs, computers, printers, copiers, telephones, cell phones, pagers, image, audio and video devices, etc.

LCBO

Ontario Deposit Return Program
You’ve been doing it with beer bottles for decades. Now you can add wine and liquor bottles to the mix. Return them all to The Beer Store and your deposit will be fully refunded. Not only do you get some hard earned money back, but also containers collected through the Ontario Deposit Return System are recycled into high value products. All LCBO containers are accepted: glass, plastic and tetra-style boxes.

Refrigerator Roundup

Prior to disposal, appliances containing freon must have it removed by a licensed technician. A sticker must be affixed as proof. It may then be placed at the curbside for collection. For appliances that are over 15 years old, you should contact the Ontario Power Authority about the “Refrigerator Roundup?, which means free pickup and recycling of the appliance – no freon removal is necessary!
Visit: everykilowattcounts.ca/residential/fridge/
Or call 1-877-797-9473
Freon Removal:
George Peters Appliances, Hwy 43, (613) 283-8634
J&J Electric Ltd., 34 County Road, Jasper, (613) 283-2538

Rideau Environmental Action League (REAL)

The REAL Deal Store is a household goods, furniture, building supply and home improvement store that accepts and sells quality reusable materials and keeps them out of landfill. Funds raised through the sale of these materials support the Rideau Environmental Action League’s (REAL) many other environmental projects in our community.
Now a registered charity, REAL was formed in 1989 and has worked with its members, staff, volunteers, businesses and municipal governments to help thousands of individual homeowners and citizens to protect the natural environment in the Town of Smiths Falls and the counties of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.

Along with its REAL Deal Reuse Store, REAL is noted for Pitch-In Smiths Falls, home energy audits, its groundwater protection program Well Aware, Evergreen Avenue, the REAL Community Garden, and many other programs that protect our water, soil, air, climate and wildlife.

Call the REAL Deal Store at 613-283-7999 or drop by at 85 William St. West (across from the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario), Thursday, Friday or Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See us online at www.REALaction.ca and www.RideauReuses.com.