Spring cleaners will soon have a chance to dispose of fertilizer, pesticide and other hazardous material.
Baton Rouge disposal crews will operate a collection site between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 2 at Memorial Stadium. Residents may drop off hard-to-dispose items including batteries, cleaning products, paint, tires, antifreeze and other vehicle fluids, televisions, stereos, pool chemicals and light bulbs.
Some dangerous items will not be accepted, including explosives, ammunition, radioactive devices such as smoke detectors, large gas cylinders, lab waste, fire extinguishers, large appliances and biomedical hazardous material. A full list of acceptable items is at brgov.com/recycle.
Only East Baton Rouge Parish residents may participate, and collection is just for homes, not businesses. Any liquids must be stored in a closed container holding five gallons or less.
Parish residents have disposed of more than three million pounds of household hazardous materials on collections days over the past 28 years, according to a city-parish news release.