There is a far better place for an old paint can to end up than at the side of the road. To that end

Hazardous waste and recycling weekend set for Oct. 15 and 16

Residents of Langley City and Township encouraged to bring food bank donation as they drop off unwanted household hazardous waste

Hazardous waste should never be poured down the drain, thrown in the garbage, burned, buried, or left to seep into the earth. However, keeping it in your home or garage isn’t an appealing option either, as it can be toxic to people, pets, and the environment.

So the Township and City of Langley are teaming up for an annual event that allows all Langley residents to dispose of hazardous waste safely and to turn in items for recycling.

The Household Hazardous Waste Plus Recycling Event returns Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16.

Residents are encouraged to drive through the Township’s Operations Centre at 4700 224 St. any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and get rid of their products in a responsible way.

The drop-off is free to both Township and City residents. Proof of residency is required.

“The annual Household Hazardous Waste Plus Recycling Event is really making a difference,” said Rachel Randt of Langley Township’s Engineering Division.

“At last year’s event, 658 cars passed through, and Terrapure Environmental collected a total of 21,385 tonnes of household waste, which included eight tonnes of adhesives such as resin, over four tonnes of oil, more than two tonnes of liquid pesticide, and over a tonne of antifreeze.”

“We really appreciate everyone’s efforts to keep these items from harming the environment or anyone in their household,” Randt said.

“Sometimes it’s hard to figure out where leftover toxic household products should go,” said Rick Bomhof, Langley City’s Director of Engineering, Parks and Environment.

“To solve this problem  . . . you can easily dispose of pesticides, automotive wastes, electronics, as well as light bulbs, batteries, and paint.”

Residents can also bring in small appliances, mercury thermostats, and smoke detectors to be recycled in an environmentally safe way.

While the Township and City are happy to provide the service, Randt noted that people do not need to hold onto hazardous waste and recyclables and wait for the annual event. They can skip the line-up and make use of the recycling and bottle depots throughout the community that accept such products year-round.

For a full list of items accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Plus Recycling Event, visit To see which items can be accepted at depots year-round, visit

Only household quantities will be accepted at the drop-off.

Township of Langley residents who recently received new waste collection carts can also bring their old cans to the event to be recycled if they have exhausted the options for repurposing them or have too many. To learn what can be done with old cans, visit

Visitors to the Hazardous Waste Plus Recycling Event are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items for the Langley Food Bank.

For Township of Langley residents, contact Rachel Randt, Township of Langley Technical Assistant, at 604-533-6090  ext. 3488 or for more information.

For City of Langley residents, contact Janine Clough, City of Langley Engineering clerk, at 604-514-2997 or for more information.

Just Posted

Abattoir proposal has south Langley residents on edge

Opponents to poultry slaughterhouse application say aquifer could be at risk

Auditors couldn’t tell if Fraser Health executives bought booze on taxpayers’ dime

Review from 2014 says one administrator bought Bose headphones on company credit card

Langley hosts its own theatre festival this summer

A new festival aims at providing platform for local emerging talent to showcase their work.

VIDEO: Dashcam records near-miss by bad driver

Dash cam captures pickup truck illegally passing on highway shoulder in Langley

Aldergrove Blazers win in Aldergrove Arena’s final game

Aldergrove Bantam C2 Blazers won in the last ever ice hockey game in the old Aldergrove arena

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

Alberta budget plans for Trans Mountain expansion

Finance Minister Joe Ceci says expected revenues will be factored into budget forecasts

Langley City hits up province for share of pot revenue

The province says it understands municipalities will face extra costs when marijuana is legalized.

B.C. climber remembered for gentle spirit, love of mountains

Marc-André Leclerc had been hearing the call of the mountains since childhood

Proposed gun bill attacked by gun owners and shooting victims

The federal government tabled the bill today in order to tighten the sale and tracking of firearms

New anti-radicalization centre in the works for B.C.

Centre aims to help ‘vulnerable individuals of the path to radicalization’ before they turn to crime

B.C. bravery, public service honoured by Governor General Julie Payette

UVic basketball coach Kathryn Shields inducted into Order of Canada

Sea lion with rope wrapped around neck saved by Vancouver Aquarium

Steller sea lions are a species of special concern and some populations are endangered in parts of Alaska

Most Read