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Ascension Parish Hazardous Materials Collection

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GONZALES - Ascension Parish is hosting its 2012 Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, May 12 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

The hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The expo center is located at 9039 St. Landry Road in Gonzales.

The event is only for Ascension Parish residents; everyone must present a valid ID upon arrival.

Materials being accepted include a limit of five automobile 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.

They will also accept telephone systems, video cameras and DVR's, computer accessories, Xboxes, PlayStations and Wii boxes, fax machines, monitors and printers.

They will NOT accept 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.

For more information, contact Terance Irvin at (225) 621-5722.

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