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Ascension to hold Hazardous Material Collection Day in May

1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, March 30 2016 Mar 30, 2016 March 30, 2016 3:11 PM March 30, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Alicia Serrano

ASCENSION - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa announced the Household Hazardous Materials (Haz Mat) Collection Day for the parish will be held on Saturday, May 14.

The event will be held at the Lamar-Dixon Center at 9039 St. Landry Road in Gonzales.

The event is for only Ascension Parish residents and will require a valid ID.

President Matassa said that the event make a “huge difference for a safer, cleaner community.”

“This event gives parish residents a chance to clean out their sheds, garages and closets of materials that need to be disposed of properly,” Matassa said.

According to Ascension Parish Environmental Manager Tommy Marchand, accepted materials include: a limit of five car tires, car and golf cart batteries, cell phones and batteries, electronic equipment, fluorescent bulbs, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, home and garden chemicals, household batteries, ink and toner cartridges, latex and oil-based paints, thinners, varnishes, scrap metal (in small quantities), rechargeable batteries, televisions, small propane tanks and appliances for scrap metal.

Also accepted are: telephone systems, video cameras and DVR’s, computer accessories, Xboxes, PlayStations and Wii boxes, fax machines, monitors and printers.

Materials not accepted include: explosives, radioactive materials, medical waste, asbestos, high school lab waste, commercial and governmental facility waste, paper, magazines, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic and glass, hurricane debris or woody waste.

According to Marchand, 23 tons of household hazardous materials were dropped off at last year’s collection day.

For more information about the Ascension Parish Haz Mat Collection Day, residents can call Allene Burris or Tommy Marchand at (225) 450-1308.

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