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Household Hazardous Waste Day held Saturday at Cajundome

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Mar 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-06 20:00:58-05

LCG hosted Household Hazardous Waste Day at the Cajundome Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Residents were encouraged to bring their unwanted household chemicals to be recycled or properly disposed.

This year, latex paint dropped off by residents will be re-blended and packaged for future use by Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. The paint re-blending project not only provides a needed product for a local worthy cause, it also reduces waste and saves on disposal costs, officials say.

"Instead of [it] going out into a landfill and sitting there, we try and find ways for it to be reused and recycled, it's not just sent to a landfill," explained LCG's Environmental Quality Manager Bess Foret.

Held twice a year, the event is offered at no cost to those living within the City of Lafayette or the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish. A list of what was accepted and not accepted is below:

Chemicals Accepted

  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Chemical Cleaners
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Paint & Paint Products
  • Paint Thinner & Stripper
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Stains
  • Turpentine

Will Not Accept

  • NO Antifreeze
  • NO Appliances
  • NO Automotive or Rechargeable Batteries
  • NO Commercial Waste
  • NO Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • NO Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • NO Copiers
  • NO CRT Monitors
  • NO Electronics
  • NO Fire/Smoke Detectors
  • NO Medical Waste
  • NO Medicine
  • NO Motor Oil
  • NO PCB Oil
  • NO Printers
  • NO Radioactive Material
  • NO Tires
  • NO Televisions

For more on what can you bring, visit https://lafayettela.gov/public-works/household-hazardous-waste-day .

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