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Hazardous waste day set

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While residents will be able to get rid of most types of waste during “Fight the Blight” next month, they must wait until September to dispose of any hazardous materials.

Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Day has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17.

Town council will vote tonight to amend its Municipal-Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) with Product Care Association (PCA) to include pesticides, solvents, and fertilizers at future municipal hazardous or special waste events.

Last year, the town was reimbursed directly by Stewardship Ontario.

This year, it must enter into an agreement with PCA to continue to receive reimbursement for pesticides, solvents, and fertilizers at a rate of $2.20 per kg, or $2,200 per tonne.

Last fall, the town’s municipal hazardous or special waste provider, Miller Environmental Group, collected 280 kg of pesticides, 222 kg of solvents, and no fertilizer.

The committee of the whole will meet first starting at 5:30 p.m.

It will go in-camera for an indefinite amount of time to discuss three items—CUPE negotiations, a personnel matter, and disposition of land at the Huffman Court subdivision—before being re-opened to the public.

Other business on tonight’s agenda includes:

  • a report re: review of museum services;
  • a geospatial data share agreement with Scatliff+Miller+Murray for the design of Rainy Lake Market Square and an accompanying bylaw;
  • a recommendation re: a request from the FFHS “Chem-Free” Grad Party committee;
  • several resolutions forwarded from the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA);
  • per diem claims for Couns. Wendy Brunetta and Ken Perry;
  • a report re: the “Fight the Blight” campaign; and
  • a bylaw to establish tax ratios for prescribed property classes.
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