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Posted: Oct 23, 2010 10:52 AM by Rachel Frost
Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Recycling

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Topics: East Baton Rouge Parish, recycling, collection, hazardous materials

East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off household hazardous materials at Memorial Stadium until 1 p.m. Saturday.

The following household hazardous materials will be accepted: fertilizers, pool chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, gasoline, cleaning products, latex and oil paint and paint products, automobile tired, 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.

Liquids must be in labeled, closed containers that hold five gallons or less.

Materials that will not be accepted include: ammunition, explosives, fireworks, non-residential waste, radioactive devices, large gas cylinders, Styrofoam peanuts, school lab waste, fire extinguishers, appliances, furniture, copiers, construction or demolition debris, asbestos-containing building materials, biomedical hazardous material, computers, computer monitors, fax machines, or any material from a business or commercial source.

Residents can enter the drive-through drop-off site from Scenic Highway at Foss Street.

For more information contact EBRP Recycling Office at 225-389-5194 or visit www.brgov.com/recycle.

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