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Household hazardous waste collection day coming for EBR residents

Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Source: East Baton Rouge Parish
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

East Baton Rouge Parish residents will be able to safely dispose of dangerous chemicals and products during a Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 1702 Foss Street at Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge.

This event is only for the collection of residential hazardous materials, and will not take in materials generated by businesses, other commercial sources, and people who live outside of East Baton Rouge Parish. Vehicles entering the drop-off site will be stopped to verify that those inside the vehicle are residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.

East Baton Rouge Parish will be taking in fertilizers, pool chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, gasoline, cleaning products, oil paint and paint products, automobile tires, auto products including used oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, diesel, oil and fuel filters; cooking oil; fluorescent tubes, ballasts and compact fluorescent bulbs; lead acid, nickel-cadmium and alkaline batteries; stereos and televisions.

To be accepted, liquids should be in labeled, closed containers holding five gallons or less.

In addition, the Mayor’s Office says that they will not be taking ammunition, explosives, fireworks, non-residential waste, radioactive devices (smoke/fire/detectors), large gas cylinders such as helium, acetylene or Freon, Styrofoam peanuts, school lab waste, fire extinguishers, appliances (white goods) or furniture, copiers, construction and demolition debris, asbestos-containing building materials, biomedical hazardous material, computers, computer monitors, fax machines and computer components, and latex paint.

Although latex paint is not considered hazardous, it is one of the main materials brought to the collection for disposal. As an alternative, residents can safely dispose of latex paint by mixing it with equal parts kitty litter, allowing it to dry out, and then placing the dry material in their garbage can

Over the past 28 years, the Baton Rouge Mayor’s Office says that their residents have safely disposed of three million pounds of hazardous waste through these types of collection events.

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