Household Hazardous Materials Collection Event Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00am to 12:00 noon

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

1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Jefferson, LA 70181

 

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

 

COMMERCIAL WASTE

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

Propane tanks

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.

 

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Rhonda P. Collins, Public Information Office

10th Floor, Suite 1002

1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard

Jefferson, Louisiana 70123

RCollins@Jeffparish.net

 

504-736-6410, (F) 504-736-6413

 

JPPSS Seeks Community Input for Superintendent Interviews

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has received applications for superintendent. We are looking for questions that are important to you and your community for the superintendent candidates to answer. We are asking that you please share the following message with your civic group.

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) and the Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) are seeking the input of all stakeholders as we select a new superintendent. A JPPSS stakeholder is anyone who is impacted by the success of our district: students, teachers, staff, parents, extended family, business & community leaders, etc… If you live, work, or have a vested interest in the success of Jefferson Parish, we want your help.

The JPSB is holding a special meeting on Monday, March 5 for the superintendent candidates to answer questions from the board and from all JPPSS stakeholders. You can submit questions online at jpschools.org/SuperintendentSearch. Questions may also be hand delivered to the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey or the Paul Emenes Building at 822 S. Clearview Pkwy. in Harahan. All questions must be submitted in writing. The deadline to submit questions is Friday, March 2 at 12 p.m.

This Special Session meeting will be held at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey at 6 p.m. If you have any questions about this process, please contact JPPSS Community Engagement Director Christie Gomez at christie.gomez@jppss.k12.la.us.

Vanilla Crescents

Incredibly, these light, crispy and fragrant crescent cookies require only five ingredients to make.vanillacrescents

ACTIVE: 30 MIN
TOTAL TIME: 1 HR

INGREDIENTS
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for dusting
1 1/2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
Preheat the oven to 350° and position one rack in the upper third and one in the lower third. Line 2 large
baking sheets with parchment paper. In the bowl of a standing electric mixer fitted with the paddle, beat the butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioners’ sugar until pale white, about 5 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Add the flour and salt and beat at low speed just until combined. On a lightly floured surface, roll level tablespoons of the dough into 3-inch ropes. Taper the ends slightly and form the ropes into crescents. Carefully transfer the crescents to the baking sheets, about 1/2 inch apart.

Bake the crescents for 22 to 24 minutes, until the bottoms are golden and the tops are pale blond; shift the
baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through for even baking. Transfer the baking
sheets to racks and let the cookies cool for 10 minutes. Fill a small bowl with confectioners’ sugar. While the cookies are still warm, coat them in the sugar and transfer to a clean sheet of parchment paper to cool slightly. Roll the cooled cookies in the sugar again and let cool completely.

MAKE AHEAD
The crescent cookies can be stored in an airtight container between sheets of wax paper for up to 1 week.
Dust the cookies very lightly with confectioners’ sugar before serving.