Get rid of household hazardous waste on Saturday at Memorial Stadium parking lot _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING. Photo shot on 3/5/2010 HAZMAT COLLECT trax# 00020809a Beth Blanchard sorts through paint containers Friday in her garage in Brusly, separating old cans from ones being saved for current painting, in preparation for the West Baton Rouge Parish Hazardous Materials Collection Day, Saturday March 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. She recently moved into the Brusly house, and a number of paint cans already there needed disposal. Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful, the Dow Chemical Company, Addis, Brusly, Port Allen and West Baton Rouge Parish government are sponsoring the event, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The collection site is the Multi-purpose Arena parking lot, at 152 Turner Road, Port Allen. Residents of West Baton Rouge Parish can drop off paint, paint thinner, fluorescent bulbs, electronic equipment, batteries, most auto fluids, metallic mercury, lawn and garden products and more. Products not accepted include ammunition, fireworks, radioactive devices, Styrofoam fire extinguishers, any liquids in containers larger then five gallons, school lab waste and more. No commercial waste will be accepted. The collection day is open to WBR Parish residents, but not businesses. ONE WEEK LATER, the Greater Baton Rouge Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day and Paint Swap will be held on Saturday, March 13. East Baton Rouge residents can bring household hazardous materials and leftover paint to Memorial Stadium parking lot, East side, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Again, no commercial waste will be accepted

Baton Rouge residents may safely dispose of paint, fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous materials at a collection event on Saturday, Dec. 15

Officials will collect household waste at Memorial Stadium between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Material from commercial and out-of-parish properties will not qualify, city-parish officials said in a news release.

Many electronics, batteries, oil and vehicle fluids will all be accepted, though explosives, fire extinguishers, medical waste and other material will not qualify. More information is available at Liquids should be in labeled, closed containers of five gallons or less.

In the last 28 years, East Baton Rouge residents have safely disposed of more than three million pounds of hazardous material through collection events, the release states.

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