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Household Hazardous Materials Collection Days March 12th and 13th

Post Date:02/01/2016 10:08 AM


Contact: Office of Solid Waste

Phone 985-537-7603


Household Hazardous Materials Collection Days Scheduled for Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th,  2016


In an effort to help Keep Lafourche Parish Clean, Lafourche Parish Government will conduct Household Hazardous Materials Collection Days for Lafourche Parish residents on Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th, 2016.


On Saturday, March 12th, 2016, the collection will take place between 8:00 A.M. and noon in the Lafourche Parish Government Complex parking lot located at 4876 La. Hwy 1, Mathews, La., which is just south of Central Lafourche High School and Wal Mart in Mathews.


The following day, Sunday, March 13th, 2016, the collection will take place for Lafourche Parish residents between 8:00 A.M. and noon in the Warren J. Harang Municipal Auditorium parking lot located at 310 N. Canal Blvd. in Thibodaux.


THIS IS A RESIDENTIAL-ONLY COLLECTION. Items generated by commercial businesses are strictly prohibited and will not be accepted. Residents will be required to show proof of residency in Lafourche Parish (current month water or electric bill is acceptable).


Acceptable items include the following:


 Household Products (oven cleaners, corrosive cleaners, cleaning solvents, toilet & drain cleaners, bleach, degreasers, disinfectants, polishes, aerosol cans, cooking oil, glue, mothballs and pool chemicals)

 Paints (oil-based & latex paints, stains & varnishes, paint thinners, turpentine, wood preservatives and arsenic)

 Automotive Products (automobile tires (strictly limited to 5 per participant), used oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, diesel, and oil & fuel filters)

 Electronic Equipment (televisions, stereos, computers, copiers, cell phones, fax machines and ink cartridges)

 Lawn & Garden Products: (herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizer and bug sprays)

 Batteries (NiCad, lead acid, alkaline and rechargeable)

 Flammables (propane tanks and lighter fluid)

 Miscellaneous (acids, metallic mercury, fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent bulbs)


 Items that will NOT be accepted include ammunition, explosives, fireworks, fire extinguishers, appliances, furniture, power tools, radioactive devices (smoke/fire detectors), large gas cylinders (such as helium, Freon or acetylene), Styrofoam, construction/demolition debris, school lab waste and liquids in containers larger than five gallons.

 For more information on the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day, residents can call the Lafourche Parish Government Office of Solid Waste at (985) 537-7603 or toll-free at 1-800-794-3160.

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