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Household hazardous materials collection days set for March

Household hazardous materials collection days set for March

In an effort to help keep Lafourche Parish clean, Parish Government will conduct Household Hazardous Materials Collection Days for parish residents on Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th.

On March 12th, the collection will take place between 8:00 a.m. and noon in the Lafourche Parish Government Complex parking lot located at 4876 La. Hwy 1, Mathews, which is just south of Central Lafourche High School and Walmart.

The following day, Sunday, March 13th, the collection will take place between 8:00 a.m. and noon in the Warren J. Harang Municipal Auditorium parking lot located at 310 N. Canal Blvd. in Thibodaux.

This event is a residential-only collection. 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 months 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; Automotive Products: automobile tires, (strictly limited to 5 per participant), 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.

For more information on the Collection Day, residents can call the Lafourche Parish Government Office of Solid Waste at (985) 573-7603 or toll-free at 1-800-794-3160.