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EBR holds Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day

A Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day was held in East Baton Rouge Parish on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 5:36 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 4, 2021 at 5:33 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day was held in East Baton Rouge Parish on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Officials said the total amount of all materials collected annually is around 200,000 pounds, including around 40,000 pounds of chemicals; 20,000 electronic pieces; 6,000 gallons of oil, antifreeze, gasoline and diesel; 5,000 gallons of paint; and 200 propane tanks.

Chemicals, electronics, oil, antifreeze, gasoline, diesel and propane tanks are recycled or properly disposed. Paint is either re-blended for future use or properly disposed, added officials.

The free event was held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at LSU Touchdown Village Parking Lot, which is located on South Quad Drive across from Engineering Lane.

Attendees did not have to even get out of their vehicles to drop off items like aerosol cans, used motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, tires, cooking oil, batteries, corrosive cleaners, electronic equipment, and much more.

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