JEFFERSON PARISH WILL HOST A HOME HAZARDOUS MATERIAL COLLECTION EVENT ON SATURDAY NOV. 19, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA

November 8, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JEFFERSON PARISH TO WELCOME DANGEROUS HOUSEHOLDS
MATERIAL COLLECTION EVENT ON SATURDAY NOV. 19, 2022

Waste generated by a business or commercial establishment will not be accepted

JEFFERSON, THEOn Saturday November 19, 2022, the Department of Environmental Affairs; an affiliate of Keep American Beautiful partners with the LASER Division of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, OMI Environmental Solutions, and the Department of General Services, to collect Hazardous Household Materials (HHM) from residents of the parish of Jefferson. HHM collection will take place in the Second Parish Court parking lot, (100 Huey P Long Ave., Gretna, LA 70053) between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

As a state and national affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, this event is part of the parish’s ongoing participation in America Recycles Day. Jefferson Parish is one of more than 600 affiliates participating in this national event that promotes recycling awareness, engagement and action.

Household Hazardous Materials (HMD) are leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, flammable or reactive ingredients. Products such as paints, common household cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially harmful ingredients require special care when disposing of them.

Improper disposal of HHMs can include dumping the waste into sewers, onto the ground, down storm drains, or in some cases throwing it in the trash. The dangers of these disposal methods may not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal pollutes the environment and can pose a threat to human health.

ACCEPTED MATERIALS:

  • Equipment containing mercury: Thermostats, thermometers, elemental mercury
  • To paint: Latex sealers, oil paint, varnish, wood preservatives in original containers
  • Lawn and garden products: Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, insect repellents
  • Household cleaning products: Cleaning solvents, corrosive cleaners, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, degreasers
  • Household chemicals: Chemicals for swimming pools, photochemicals
  • Lighting components: Ballasts, fluorescent and neon bulbs and tubes
  • Ammunition for small arms, pyrotechnics and security equipment: Rifle and pistol cartridges, shotgun cartridges, fireworks, flares, fire extinguishers
  • Electronic waste: Computers, LCD monitors, printers, radios, camcorders, VCRs, CD players, DVD players, MP3 players, telephones, stereos, Xbox, PlayStation and Wii game systems, digital cameras and digital video cameras, digital photo frames, navigation portable and GPS devices (Garmin, Magellan, Tom-Tom), fax machines, circuit boards (of any type), processors, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges, televisions, CRT monitors, photocopiers non-commercial, printers, power tools

MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Non-residential waste of any kind
  • Medical waste or medicines of any kind
  • Propane tanks
  • Explosives (hand grenades, dynamite, etc.)
  • Styrofoam, including packing peanuts
  • School laboratory waste
  • Paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastics (to be placed 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., 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 at 888-777.

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Jefferson Parish Public Information Office

1221 Elmwood Park Blvd, Suite 1002

Jefferson, LA 70123

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