Jefferson Parish residents who have been hanging on to batteries, paint cans, cleaning products, electronics and toner cartridges in hopes of one day recycling them will have their chance Saturday morning.
The parish will collect those and other household hazardous materials from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Joseph S. Yenni Building at 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.
Items that will be accepted include:
- Mercury-containing equipment, such as thermostats, thermometers and elemental mercury.
- Oil- and latex-based paint, varnishes and wood preservers in their original containers.
- Lawn and garden products, such as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers and bug sprays.
- Household cleaning products, including cleaning solvents, corrosive cleaners, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants and degreasers.
- Electronic waste, such as computers, monitors, printers, radios, camcorders, VCRs, CD players, DVD players, MP3 players, telephones, stereos, gaming consoles, digital cameras, GPS devices, fax machines, circuit boards, processors, uninterruptible power supplies, and toner and inkjet cartridges.
Items that will not be accepted include: nonresidential waste of any kind; televisions; copy machines; Styrofoam, including “packing peanuts”; ammunition; power tools; fluorescent and neon light bulbs and lighting ballasts; and propane tanks.
Materials that will not be accepted but that can be left at the parish’s David Drive or Lapalco Boulevard trash drop-off sites include antifreeze, oil and other used automotive fluids, appliances and used vehicle batteries.
The recycling event is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and is being held in conjunction with the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council and the Green Project.
Residents are asked to enter the parking lot from the Citrus Boulevard side of the property.
Commercial waste will not be accepted.
For information, contact Marnie Winter, director of the Jefferson Department of Environmental Affairs, at (504) 736-6102.
Information about recycling is available at www.jeffparish.net.
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