JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
November 8, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH TO HOST HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS
MATERIALS COLLECTION EVENT ON SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2022
Waste Generated by a Business/Commercial Establishment Will Not Be Accepted
JEFFERSON, LA – On Saturday, November 19, 2022, the Department of Environmental Affairs; a Keep American Beautiful affiliate is partnering with the Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office LASER Division, OMI Environmental Solutions and the Department of General Service, to collect Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) from Jefferson Parish residents. The HHM collection will take place in the parking lot of the Second Parish Court, (100 Huey P Long Ave., Gretna, LA 70053) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
As a state and national Keep America Beautiful affiliate, this event is part of the Parish’s continued participation in America Recycles Day. Jefferson Parish is one of over 600 affiliates participating in this national event that promotes recycling awareness, commitment, and action.
Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) are leftover household 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 when you dispose of them.
The improper disposal of HHM 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 pollutes the environment and may pose a threat to human health.
- Mercury-Containing Equipment: Thermostats, thermometers, elemental mercury
- Paint: Latex coatings, oil paint, varnishes, wood preservers in original containers
- 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, shotgun shells, fireworks, flares, fire extinguishers
- Electronic Waste: Computers, LCD monitors, printers, radios, camcorders, VCR’s, CD players, DVD players, MP3 players, telephones, stereos, Xboxes, PlayStation and Wii gaming systems, 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 machine, printers, power tools
MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED:
- Nonresidential waste of any kind
- Medical waste or medicines of any kind
- Propane tanks
- Explosives (hand grenades, dynamite, etc.)
- Styrofoam, including packing peanuts
- School lab waste
- Paper, carboard, tin aluminum cans, plastics (place in your curbside recycling bin)
- Automotive Waste: Motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, gasoline, automotive fluids and car batteries can be recycled at the following Parish Drop-Off Sites throughout the year:
- Metairie – 400 David Dr., between Airline Dr. and West Metairie Ave.
- Marrero – 6440 Lapalco Blvd., the entrance is on Betty Blvd.
For more information, contact the Department of Environmental Affairs at 504-731-4612.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO