Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:00am to 12:00 noon
Household Hazardous Materials Collection Event
Jefferson Parish Residents only. No commercial waste accepted.
Parking lot of the Joseph S. Yenni Building
The Department of Environmental Affairs, a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate will collect household hazardous materials from Jefferson Parish residents on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
The collection event will take place in the Joseph S. Yenni Building parking lot, 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00noon. Residents should enter from the Citrus Boulevard side of the property.
As a state and national Keep America Beautiful affiliate, this endeavor is part of the Parish’s participation in the Great American Cleanup. Jefferson Parish is one of 600 affiliates participating in this national event, which targets waste reduction, community beautification, and other community environmental endeavors. Other partners include the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC), American Recovery, LLC, OMI Environmental Solutions, the Jefferson Parish Sewerage Department and the Department of General Services.
Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered “household hazardous material or “HHM.” Products, such as paints, common household cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.
The improper disposal of household hazardous material can include pouring waste down the drain, on the ground, into storm drains, or in some cases, putting it out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.
To address the issue of improper disposal, Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs offers twice-yearly collection of these hazardous materials.
Only the following items will be accepted:
Mercury-Containing Equipment: Thermostats, thermometers, elemental mercury
Paint: Latex coatings, oil paint, varnishes, wood preservers
Lawn & Garden Products: Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, bug sprays
Household Cleaning Products: Cleaning solvents, corrosive cleaners, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, degreasers
Household Chemicals: Pool chemicals, photo chemicals
Lighting Components: Ballasts, fluorescent and neon light bulbs and tubes
Small Arms Ammunition, Pyrotechnics, and Safety Equipment: Rifle and pistol cartridges, shotgun shells, fireworks, fire extinguishers
Electronic Waste: Computers, LCD monitors, printers, radios, camcorders, VCR’s, CD players, DVD players, MP3 players, telephones, stereos, Xboxes, Play stations, Wiis, digital cameras and digital video cameras, digital picture frames, portable navigation and GPS devices (Garmin, Magellan, Tom-Tom), fax machines, circuit boards (of any type), processors, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), toner cartridges, ink jet cartridges, televisions, CRT monitors, noncommercial copy machines, printers and power tools.
Automotive Waste: Motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, automotive fluids and car batteries
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS EVENT
Please note: The following materials WILL NOT be accepted:
Nonresidential waste of any kind
Medical waste or medicines of any kind
Weapons and explosives (guns, hand grenades, dynamite, etc.)
Styrofoam, including packing peanuts
School lab waste
Paper, aluminum cans, plastics (Place in your curbside recycling bin.)
For additional information, contact Michael Lockwood, Director of the Environmental Affairs Department at (504) 731-4612.
Rhonda P. Collins, Public Information Office
10th Floor, Suite 1002
504-736-6410, (F) 504-736-6413