April 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs, a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate will collect household hazardous materials from Jefferson Parish residents on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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 affiliates participating in this national event, which targets waste reduction, community beautification and other community environmental endeavors.  Other partners include the Department of General Services, OMI Environmental Solutions, American Recovery LLC and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Nearly every household uses products that contain hazardous materials such as products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients.   Products such as paints, common household 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 & Garden Products: including pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, bug sprays.

üHousehold Cleaning Products:  cleaning solvents, corrosive cleaners, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, and degreasers.

üHousehold Chemicals:  Pool Chemicals, photo chemicals.

üLighting Components:  ballasts, fluorescent and neon light bulbs and tubes.

üSmall Arms Ammunition, Pyrotechnics and Safety Equipment:  Rifle and pistol cartridges, shot gun shells, fireworks and fire extinguishers.

üElectronic Waste:  Televisions, Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors, non-commercial copy machines and printers.

üAutomotive Waste:  Motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, automotive fluids and car batteries (these items can also be recycled at the Parish Drop-Off Sites.

 

THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:

    Non-residential waste of any kind

    Medical waste or medicines of any kind

    Propane tanks

    Weapons and explosives (guns, hand grenades, dynamite, etc.)

    Styrofoam, including peanuts

    School lab waste

    Paper, aluminum cans and plastics (these items can be placed in your curbside recycling bin)

 

PARISH DROP-OFF SITES LOCATIONS:

Marrero:  6440 Lapalco Boulevard, Marrero (entrance on Betty Boulevard)

Metairie:  400 David Drive (between Airline Drive and W. Metairie Avenue)

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.

 

 

 

 
 
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