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Paint, Light Bulb Recycling Depots Now Open

May 2, 2012 7:45 AM | News

More than 50 collection sites around Manitoba are now accepting leftover household paint and burnt-out fluorescent lights (CFLs and tubes) to be recycled.

As announced last week, the Product Care Association, along with the province, launched new household hazardous waste (HHW) programs.

The first phase of the Manitoba HHW program will accept compact residential fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent light tubes up to eight feet long, all household paint (up to 25 litre sizes), and all types of paint aerosols (up to 660g or 24 ounces).

Beginning October 1, the depots will also accept flammable liquids, compressed gas cylinders pesticides, toxic substances and corrosive materials.

For a list of drop-off locations, visit ProductCare.org/Manitoba.

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