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Thanksgiving Holiday October 9, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday October 9, 2017

Norpen office and all landfill sites scheduled to .... [Read more]

Updated: Thursday, October 5, 2017   8:36 am


Winners of Third Draw for Roll-Out Bins

Winners of Third Draw for Roll-Out Bins

Subregion 1: Joan Adams

Subregion 2:Town of Conche

Subregion 3: Lillian Moores

Subregion 4: Town of Port Saunders

Updated: Tuesday, September 12, 2017   2:36 pm



THIRD DRAW FOR ROLL-OUT BINS

THIRD DRAW FOR ROLL-OUT BINS

Third draw for roll-out bins going ahead Friday, August 25. Winners will be contacted by 5:00 on Monday, August 28. Sign up to NorPen's Website to be eligible for this draw. Also, must be .... [Read more]

Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017   9:01 am



Winners of Second Draw for Roll-Out Bins

Winners Of Second Draw for Roll-Out Bins

Subregion 1: Ruby Peyton

Subregion 2: Colin Manuel

Subregion 3: Flowers Cove Town Council

Subregion .... [Read more]

Updated: Tuesday, August 22, 2017   8:26 am


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Household Hazardous Waste

Drop Off Household Hazardous Waste

With financial assistance from MMSB,  NorPen opened an Household Hazardous Waste Depot on June 29, 2009.  The depot which is located at the landfill site in Subregion 1, will be a temporary storage facility for hazardous waste.  This depot is a safe, environmentally friendly and convenient way for residents to properly dispose of household hazardous waste.

This depot (free of charge) is a residential service only. No commercial waste will be accepted. Also, annual collections will take place in Subregion 2, 3 & 4.

Hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 It takes mere drops of household hazardous waste (HHW) to contaminate a drinking water source, and each person generates more than seven litres per year.

•  Problems arise when HHW users dispose of residuals down drains or storm sewers. HHW may corrode plumbing and cause failure in septic systems and can contaminate harbours and coastal waters.
•  In a landfill, HHW seeps into soil and water and may be transferred to humans, pets, or wildlife that consume contaminated food or water.
•  When waste is burned, harmful chemicals are released into the atmosphere. These chemicals resettle or return in precipitation to both land and water.



Accepted Household Hazardous Waste Products

Housekeeping: ammonia • bleach • laundry stain remover • carpet shampoo • detergent • disinfectant • drain opener • glass cleaner • oven cleaner • wax • wax stripper • polish • tub and tile cleaner • toilet bowl cleaner • air freshener • moth balls (naphthalene)

Paint and Related Products: oil & latex paint • stain • primer/sealer • marine paint • lacquer • varnish • paint thinner • paint remover

Home Maintenance and Repair: wall paper prep • adhesive • contact cement • glue • solvent • stove and furnace cement • tile grout • concrete water sealer • de-icer • driveway sealer • enamel • filer (misc) • linseed oil • mineral spirits • sealer/resin • tar and roofing patch • water repellent • hardeners • pool chemicals • tluene • organic and inorganic peroxide • muriatic acid • rust remover

Pest Controls: flea powder and shampoo • fungicide • herbicide insecticide • insect repellent • rodent poison • wood preservative • algaecide

Automotive Care: automotive lead-acid batteries • motor oil • power steering fluid • transmission fluid • break fluid • gasline antifreeze • carburetor cleaner • antifreeze • radiator coolant • tire/white-wall cleaner

Aerosols and Compressed Gases: propane tanks • aerosol container with residual product • butane lighter • fire extinguishers

Fire Suppressants: dry chemical fire extinguishers • carbon dioxide fire extinguishers • halon fire extinguishers

Other: mercury thermometers and thermostats • toiletries • shoe care products • canned heat • fertilizer • ink • medications • fuel and florescent tubes


What is Household Hazardous Waste?

•  Corrosives can eat away at surfaces, including skin (Batteries, Drain Cleaners, Oven Cleaners)
•  Flammables can burn easily (Gasoline)
•  Explosives react violently when mixed with other agents - or when placed under heat or pressure (Aerosols, Propane Cylinders)
•  Poisons can poison or damage living organisms (Pestisides, Chemicals, Rat Poison, Bleach, Pharmaceuticals, Cleaning Fluids)


Useful Tips

•  Buy only what you need and use it up. Read an follow the directions exactly.
•  Use environmentally friendly alternatives.
•  Never mix different products-explosive or poisonous chemical reactions may occur.
•  Waste materials should not be emptied from containers - containers are not returnable.
•  Before arriving at the depot, make sure all materials are in their original container or that the contents are clearly marked on the container. Be sure all containers are capped securely.
•  Emptied aerosol cans (no longer under pressure), can be brought to a metal recycler or placed in the garbage.




NorPen | Northern Peninsula Regional Service Board
Telephone: (709) 454-3110
171-173 West Street | PO Box 130
St. Anthony, NL A0K 4S0
Email: darlene.nprsb@nf.aibn.com
"Conservation and protection through solid waste management,
ensuring a healthy environment for the present and future"

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