MH begins accepting more waste at landfills
By Chad Ingram
As of Monday, May 11, Minden Hills’ waste disposal sites have begun accepting more types of waste than have been permitted under restrictions put in place amid the COVID-19 crisis. The township is phasing in a return to partial services at its waste disposal sites. There will be no charge for depositing these items, in addition to regular household garbage and recycling.
At the Scotch Line landfill, leaves, pine needles and grass clippings will be accepted. Brush including branches and sticks is not being accepted at this time. Scrap metal, appliances not containing Freon, electronics and tires will also be accepted at the Scotch Line landfill.
At the Irondale
landfill, scrap metal and electronics will be accepted in addition to
household garbage and recycling, and at the Little Gull, Iron Mine and
Ingoldsby transfer stations, scrap metal will be accepted in addition to
Large items that would normally require tipping fees, such as furniture, are not being accepted at this time.
“We are making every effort to resume normal operations as soon as we can safely do so, and we thank you for the patience and kindness you have shown through this process,” reads a press release from the Township of Minden Hills.
Additionally, a hazardous waste day that had been
scheduled for May 16 has been re-scheduled for June 6. It will take
place at the Scotch Line landfill from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Residents
attending the hazardous waste day are asked not to exit their vehicles,
with staff unloading hazardous waste items. A list of accepted hazardous
waste items can be found at https://mindenhills.ca/