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Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day Set For March 14

Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day Set For March 14

Officials with Lafourche Parish Government are encouraging residents to participate in its annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, March 14 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The effort is part of a larger goal to Keep Lafourche Parish Clean.

The event is for Lafourche Parish residents and will take place in the Lafourche Parish Government Complex parking lot located at the Mathews Complex, 4876 LA Hwy. 1, just south of Central Lafourche High School and Walmart.

This is a residential-only collection and items generated by commercial businesses are strictly prohibited and will not be accepted. Residents will be required to show proof of residency in Lafourche Parish (current month water or electric bill is acceptable).

Acceptable items include the following:

- Household products: (oven cleaners, corrosive cleaners, cleaning solvents, toilet and drain cleaners, bleach, degreasers, disinfectants, polishes, aerosol cans, cooking oil, glue, mothballs and pool chemicals)

- Paints: (oil-based and latex paints, stains and varnishes, paint thinners, turpentine, wood preservatives and arsenic)

- Electronic equipment: (televisions, stereos, computers, copiers, cell phones, fax machines and ink cartridges)

- Automotive products: (automobile tires, strictly limited to 5 tires per resident), used oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, diesel, and oil and fuel filters)

- Lawn and garden products: (herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizer and bug sprays)

- Batteries: (NiCad, lead acid, alkaline and rechargeable)

- Flammables: (propane tanks and lighter fluid)

- Miscellaneous: (acids, metallic mercury, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs)
Items that will not be accepted include ammunition, explosives, fireworks, fire extinguishers, appliances, furniture, power tools, radioactive devices (smoke/fire detectors), large gas cylinders (such as helium, Freon or acetylene), Styrofoam, construction/demolition debris, school lab waste and liquids in containers larger than five gallons.

Additionally, Lafourche Parish Government is teaming up with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), who will be conducting its annual Bayou Lafourche Cleanup Day on the same day. Anyone interested in volunteering at this event, can call BTNEP at 985-447-0868.

For more information on the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day, residents are asked to call the Lafourche Parish Government Office of Solid Waste at (985) 573-7603 or toll-free at 1-800-794-3160