Environment

A Mountain of Propane Tanks to be Recycled

For anyone who has camped in one of Bruce County campgrounds, it is all too common to see mini green propane tanks or similar fuel canisters stacked beside garbage bins. 

People know they are not waste, but are not sure how to dispose of these tanks. The concern with propane tanks showing up in garbage and recycling containers is that they may create a fire risk, and potential safety issues. 

It's the Start of Summer

  • Make sure your car is in good working order.  If you need to top up any fluids, make sure to dispose of used fluids and containers at the County's hazardous waste collection events. Tires need changing? Used tires can be brought to the landfill for recycling at no cost.
  • If cooking with propane or other combustible gas cylinders, return empty containers for proper disposal.  Single-use propane tanks can be brought to the County's hazardous waste collection events.

Adopt-a-Highway Program

The Bruce County Highways ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY PROGRAM has been established as a public service program for volunteers to pick-up litter along County road rights-of-ways. This program provides an opportunity for environmentally conscious citizens to make a personal contribution to a cleaner, more healthy environment. Groups or individuals agree to adopt a section of highway right-of-way and keep it clean. There is no cost to participate in the program and supplies are provided. Signs are installed at each end of the adopted section to acknowledge the individual/group’s participation.

Celebrate Earth Day - April 22

Here are some interesting facts on what makes Earth Day so important:

Canadians use 8 billion disposable cups each year
1 litre of oil can contaminate 1 million litres of ground water
A slow steady drip of water wastes 1,600 litres of water per year
Recycling 1 tonne of newspaper saves...

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