HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT

JEFFERSON, LA – (RealEstateRama) — The Jefferson Parish Dept. of Environmental Affairs, a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, will partner with the City of Gretna, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) to collect household hazardous materials and electronics from Jefferson Parish residents on Saturday, November 5, in the parking lot adjacent to Second Parish Court at 100 Derbigny St., Gretna, LA, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.

Residents should enter from the Derbigny St. side of the property and exit along Huey P Long Ave.

This endeavor is part of the Parish’s participation in “America Recycles Day.” Jefferson Parish is one of 600 affiliates participating in this national event, which targets waste reduction, recycling, and other community environmental endeavors. Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be “household hazardous material” or “HHM.” Products, such as paints, common household cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.

The improper disposal of household hazardous material 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:

Mercury-Containing Equipment: Thermostats, thermometers, elemental mercury

Paint: Latex coatings, oil paint, varnishes, wood preservers in original container

Lawn & Garden Products: Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, bug sprays

Household Cleaning Products: Cleaning solvents, corrosive cleaners, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, degreasers

Household Chemicals: Pool chemicals, photo chemicals

Lighting Components: Ballasts, fluorescent and neon light bulbs and tubes

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

Electronic Waste: Computers, LCD monitors, printers, radios, camcorders, VCRs, CD players, DVD players, MP3 players, telephones, stereos, Xbox Gaming Systems, 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, televisions, CRT monitors, noncommercial copy machines, printers, power tools .

Automotive Waste: Motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, automotive fluids and car batteries will be accepted but can also be recycled at the following Parish drop-off sites throughout the year:

Metairie

400 David Drive between Airline Dr. and W. Metairie Ave.

Marrero

6440 Lapalco Blvd. entrance on Betty Blvd.

COMMERCIAL WASTE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS EVENT

Please note: The following materials WILL NOT be accepted:

Nonresidential waste of any kind

Medical waste or medicines of any kind

Propane tanks

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

Styrofoam, including packing peanuts

School lab waste

Paper, aluminum cans, plastics (Place in your curbside recycling bin.)

Please DO NOT bring the following non-hazardous items to the event (support existing recycling programs instead): Paper, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, plastic containers.

Other partners include The Jefferson Parish Department of General Services, the Gretna Police Department and OMI, Environmental Solutions.

For additional information, contact Michael Lockwood, Director, Jefferson Parish Dept. of Environmental Affairs at (504) 731-4612.

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