FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2017
Janene Tate, Communications Director
EBR City-Parish designates April 29 as Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day at Memorial Stadium
East Baton Rouge Parish residents can dispose of a number of potentially dangerous items during Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, April 29. Drop off is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge.
Susan Hamilton, City-Parish recycling manager, emphasized that this event is only for the collection of residential household hazardous materials, and will not accept materials generated by businesses and other commercial sources, or by people who live outside East Baton Rouge Parish.
All vehicles entering the drop off site are required to show proof of East Baton Rouge Parish residence (i.e., state issued driverís license, passport, etc.). In addition, the items to be dropped off will be checked to ensure they are on the list of household hazardous materials that are accepted at the stadium that day.
Household hazardous materials that will be accepted include: 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 5 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, building materials containing asbestos, biomedical hazardous material, computers, computer monitors, computer components, and fax machines.