Fall has arrived, which means it’s time to clean out the garage as East Baton Rouge Parish hosts the next Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at Memorial Stadium in Baton Rouge.
People bringing material for disposal need to provide proof that they are East Baton Rouge residents because material won’t be accepted from businesses or people who live outside the parish.
The household hazardous materials that will be accepted are items such as 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 5 gallons or less.
Items that will not be accepted include ammunition; explosives; fireworks; non-residential waste; radioactive devices (smoke and fire detectors); large gas cylinders such as helium, acetylene or Freon; Styrofoam peanuts; school lab waste; fire extinguishers; appliances; furniture; copiers; construction and demolition debris; asbestos-containing building materials; biomedical hazardous material; computers, computer monitors, fax machines and computer components; and latex paint.
Participants in the event should drive into the site from Scenic Highway at Foss Street. Information is available at www.brgov.com/recycle.