City-Parish to hold collection day for household hazardous materials
BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Parish residents will have the opportunity to drop off household materials for safe disposal on Saturday at the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day.
The event is only for the collection of residential household hazardous materials. The City-Parish will not accept materials generated by businesses and other commercial sources or by people who live outside of East Baton Rouge Parish.
All vehicles entering the drop-off site will be stopped to verify that residents live within the parish limits. Items to be dropped off will be checked to make sure they are among the household hazardous materials that can be accepted.
The following items 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.
A complete list of items accepted at the event can be found at www.brgov.com/recycle
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, computer components and fax machines.
The event will be on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Residents should enter the drive-through drop-off site from Scenic Highway at Foss Street
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