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EBR schedules HazMat collection day

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago October 23, 2013 Oct 23, 2013 Wednesday, October 23 2013 October 23, 2013 12:30 PM in News
Source: Office of Mayor-President Kip Holden

BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish will hold a household hazardous materials collection day on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Residents of East Baton Rouge Parish can drop off hazardous materials at Memorial Stadium from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Anyone dropping off will have to provide proof of residency.

Mayor's Recycling Director Susan Hamilton says materials generated by businesses or commercial operations will not be accepted.

The following household hazardous materials will be accepted: 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.

Items that will not be accepted include: 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.

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