Seasonal changes to take place at Airdrie's Eastside Recycle Depot
Airdrie residents hoping to recycle their household cleaners, solvents, paints, glue, old paint and pesticides have only weeks to do so.
The City of Airdrie’s toxic round up and paint exchange, which accepts cans with paint still remaining in them, will close for the season on Sept. 30.
“Use the next few nice weekends as an opportunity to do your last minute decluttering of your garage and basement,” said Susan Grimm, team lead of Airdrie’s waste and recycling programming.
The department’s other seasonal programs, including second-hand bike sales and the community composting program, which accepts grass clippings and leaves from May to September, will also be suspended for the season.
According to Grimm, the exception is pumpkins, which will be accepted after Halloween until the middle of November.
The Eastside Recycle depot’s hours are also changing to the winter schedule, effective Oct. 1.
The facility, now open Tuesday through Sunday, will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays after Oct. 1.
The facility will be open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grimm said the eastside facility, located at 15 East Lake Hill, will continue to accept residential quantities of antifreeze, used motor oil and household batteries. It will also accept both compact fluorescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes.
The Westside satellite recycling station, located next to Airdrie’s Home Depot will remain open year round.