First Hazardous Waste day saw a good turnout in Southampton

The first of Bruce County’s rescheduled Hazardous Waste days was held on Saturday, August 8th, in Southampton (Saugeen Shores) at the town’s work yard on Peel Street.

                                                         Vehicles lined up

According to Andrew Yule, who was in charge of the operation this year, approximately 450 vehicles with hazardous waste in their trunks were processed.

With this year’s COVID-19, several protocols were put in place.  Drivers opened their trunks before entering the yard and then were required to remain in their vehicles.

                                                            Drivers remained in their vehicles

“Almost all drivers were very cooperative,” said Yule. “We only had one who wasn’t happy about having to remain in his vehicle, so one out of 450 is pretty good.”

Hazardous Waste days will be held in communities throughout Bruce County and then it’s back to Southampton in October for the final day.