/R E P E A T -- VIDEO B-ROLL AVAILABLE VIA CNW - Important Announcement For Ontarians re Household Hazardous or Special Waste/



    TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - The following video is available by satellite or
by CNW's Broadcast On-Demand web download:

    STORY SUMMARY: Stewardship Ontario, the industry organization responsible
for the Blue Box program and the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW)
program, is making it easier for Ontarians to recycle old batteries, paint,
solvents and other "household hazardous waste" with a new initiative under a
new program called Do What You Can.

    The Do What You Can program aims to more than double the amount of
'hazardous' or 'special' waste diverted from landfill over the next five
years. The target is to divert more than 33,000 tonnes of potentially
hazardous or special waste in the first five years, up from the 16,000 tonnes
currently collected. Materials targeted under the program include paint,
solvents, non-rechargeable batteries, antifreeze, propane cylinders and other
items commonly found in Ontario homes but which need special care when there
are leftovers and used containers.
    The program makes it more convenient for consumers to return their
household hazardous products by implementing drop off points at retails
locations like Home Depot, RONA and Jiffy Lube.

    
    SHOT LIST:

    - Interview clips: Hon. John Gerretsen, Ontario Minister of the
      Environment
    - Interview clips: Gemma Zecchini, interim CEO, Stewardship Ontario
    - Returning batteries to Home Depot store
    - Returning left over paint to RONA store
    - Returning used oil filters to Jiffy Lube outlet
    - Returning various materials to municipal recycling depot
    - Contact information

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