Minden Hills has to clear household hazardous waste from its Scotch Line landfill.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change did a site inspection on October 19th and found more paint cans and propane cylinders than permitted under provincial regulations.

Minden council learned most of the waste has been cleared while the remainder will be removed no later than tomorrow.

Mayor Brent Devolin says the ministry should consider charging environment fees for paint cans and propane tanks when they’re purchased

Devolin says in the past, people did not want to pay to dispose of old tires.

When you buy tires, a $4.25 fee is added to the bill, and you can dispose of the tires for no extra cost.

The township received a work order from the M.O.E.C.C. earlier this year because of leachate concerns as well that the accumulation of construction and demolition waste.

Leachate is the colourful liquid that forms when rainwater is mixed with waste.