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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal on Saturday

East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off household hazardous materials for safe disposal at the upcoming Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge. This event is only for the collection of residential household hazardous materials, and will not accept materials generated by businesses and other commercial sources, or by people who live outside East Baton Rouge Parish.

All vehicles entering the drop-off site will be stopped to verify that the occupants are East Baton Rouge residents. In addition, the items to be dropped off will also be checked to make sure they are among the household hazardous materials that are accepted at the event.

The following household hazardous materials will be accepted: fertilizers, pool chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, gasoline, cleaning products, oil paint and paint products, automobile tires, auto products including used oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, diesel, oil and fuel filters; cooking oil; fluorescent tubes, ballasts and compact fluorescent bulbs; lead acid, nickel-cadmium and alkaline batteries; stereos and televisions. To be accepted, liquids should be in labeled, closed containers holding five gallons or less.

Items that will not be accepted include: ammunition, explosives, fireworks, non-residential waste, radioactive devices (smoke/fire/detectors), large gas cylinders such as helium, acetylene or Freon, Styrofoam peanuts, school lab waste, fire extinguishers, appliances (white goods) or furniture, copiers, construction and demolition debris, asbestos-containing building materials, biomedical hazardous material, computers, computer monitors, computer components and fax machines.

A complete list of items accepted at the event can be found at www.brgov.com/recycle.

Sponsors and Partners: City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge: Department of Environmental Services, Recycling Division, Baton Rouge Fire Department Hazardous Materials Division, Baton Rouge City Police, Emergency Medical Services, Stericycle Environmental Solutions, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, Habitat for Humanity, Republic Services, EMR, Interstate Batteries of Greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Parks Commission (BREC), Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, WAFB-TV, The Advocate, Whole Foods, American Recovery and WRKF-FM.

For more information, contact the City-Parish Recycling Office at 225-389-5194 or go to www.brgov.com/recycle.