Saturday, May 7, 2016
"The Department of Environmental Affairs, a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, will partner with the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) and The Green Project to collect household hazardous materials from Jefferson Parish residents on Saturday, May 7th.
The collection event will take place in the Joseph S. Yenni Building parking lot, 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm. Residents should enter from the Citrus Boulevard side of the property.
As a state and national Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, this endeavor is a part of the Parish’s participation in the Great American Cleanup. Jefferson Parish is one of 600 national affiliates participating in the collection event, which targets waste reduction, recycling, beautification and other community environmental endeavors.
Household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be “household hazardous material” (HHM). Products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care during disposal. Improper disposal can include pouring waste down the drain, on the ground, into storm drains, or in some cases, putting it out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.
Only the following items WILL BE accepted:
üMercury-Containing Equipment: thermostats, thermometers and elemental mercury
üPaint: Latex coatings, oil paint, varnishes, and wood preservers in original container.
üLawn & GardenProducts: including pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, bug sprays.
üHousehold Cleaning Products: cleaning solvents, corrosive cleaners, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, degreasers.
üLighting Components: ballasts, fluorescent and neon light bulbs and tubes
üElectronic Waste: computers, LCD monitors, printers, radios, camcorders, VCR’s, CD players, DVD players, MP3 players, telephones, stereos, Xboxes, PlayStations, Wii, digital cameras and digital video cameras, digital picture frames, portable navigation and GPS devices (Garmin, Magellan, Tom-Tom), fax machines, circuit boards (of any type), processors, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), toner cartridges, ink jet cartridges.
COMMERCIAL WASTE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS EVENT.
The following material WILL NOT be accepted:
· Non-residential waste of any kind
· Copy Machines
· Styrofoam, including peanuts
· Power Tools
· Fluorescent and Neon Light Bulbs and Lighting Ballasts
· Propane tanks
· Used oil, antifreeze, gasoline and automotive batteries*
* Motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, automotive fluids and car batteries can be recycled at the following Parish drop-off sites throughout the year.
Metairie: 400 David Drive (between Airline Drive and W. Metairie Avenue)
Marrero: 6440 Lapalco Boulevard, Marrero (entrance on Betty Boulevard)
Visit www.jeffparish.net for more information on this program as well as helpful tips and brochures about how you can recycle in Jefferson Parish.
For additional Information, please contact Michael Lockwood, Director, Department of Environmental Affairs, at 731-4612."