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HRM providing drop-off locations for Tantallon evacuees to dispose of their spoiled food

By Joe Thomson Jun 6, 2023 | 9:06 AM

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As we enter the recovery phase of the Tantallon wildfire, more and more evacuees have been returning home, albeit to some not so pleasant smells.

With power being shut off in the area for most of last week to help crews safely combat the flames, many people have come home only to be welcomed by spoiled food in their fridges and cupboards.

As such, the Halifax Regional Municipality has set up drop-off locations throughout the area for people to dispose of their food. It is open until 8 p.m. this evening and they are accepting packaged and unpackaged food. Glass jars of food are also allowed but they ask that you please leave them in the totes provide at each location, rather than the bins. Yard waste such as leaves and twigs are not permitted. Below is the full list of drop off locations:

  • 20 Greenhill Road – tennis courts
  • 19 Glen Arbour Way – Eisenhauer Park
  • 446 Sandwick Drive – Sandwick Park
  • 1452 White Hills Run – White Hills Park
  • 120 Cedarcrest Drive – Salty Dips Park
  • 134 Micmac Drive – Micmac Park

For people who need to dispose of their friedge of freezer entirly, the HRM is askibng that you do the following:

  • Remove the contents;
  • Contact 311 to submit a request to remove the CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons); and,
  • Place the item(s) curbside on the next regular garbage collection day once the CFCs have been safely removed.

More than 16,000 people were evacuated due to the fires with more than 11,000 of them returning to their homes over the past few days.


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