Jefferson Parish Recycling for Paint and Other Hazardous Materials - Metairie and Marrero

Make this part of your 1Thing for the environment

May 15, 2019
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Don't just toss paint, weed killer, old cleaning products and stuff like that in the trash. It's important to recycle them. And this weekend Jefferson Parish is holding a drop-off!

The Department of Environmental Affairs; a Keep America Beautiful affiliate will collect household hazardous materials (HHM) from Jefferson Parish residents on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (I'd expect to be asked to show proof of residency with an ID.)

HHM are leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. Products such as paints, common household cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.

The improper disposal of HHM can include pouring waste down the drain, into storm drains, or in some cases, putting it out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal pollutes the environment and may pose a threat to human health.

To address the issue of improper disposal, the Department of Environmental Affairs offers twice-yearly collection of these hazardous materials.

NO COMMERCIAL WASTE ACCEPTED

ACCEPTED ONLY:

• Mercury-Containing Equipment: Thermostats, thermometers, elemental mercury
• Paint: Latex coatings, oil paint, varnishes, wood preservers in original containers
• Lawn & Garden Products: Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, bug sprays
• Household Cleaning Products: Cleaning solvents, corrosive cleaners, oven cleaners, drain cleaners, disinfectants, degreasers
• Household Chemicals: Pool chemicals, photo chemicals
• Lighting Components: Ballasts, fluorescent and neon light bulbs and tubes
• Small Arms Ammunition, Pyrotechnics, and Safety Equipment: Rifle and pistol cartridges, shotgun shells, fireworks, fire extinguishers
• Electronic Waste: Computers, LCD monitors, printers, radios, camcorders, VCR’s, CD players, DVD players, MP3 players, telephones, stereos, Xboxes, PlayStation and Wii gaming systems, digital cameras and digital video cameras, digital picture frames, portable navigation and GPS devices (Garmin, Magellan, Tom-Tom), fax machines, circuit boards (of any type), processors, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), toner cartridges, ink jet cartridges, televisions, CRT monitors, noncommercial copy machines, printers, power tools

• Automotive Waste: Motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, automotive fluids and car batteries can also be recycled at the following Parish drop-off sites throughout the year.

METAIRIE 400 David Drive, between Airline Drive and West Metairie Avenue
MARRERO 6440 Lapalco Boulevard, the entrance is on Betty Boulevard


NOT ACCEPTED:

• Nonresidential waste of any kind
• Medical waste or medicines of any kind
• Propane tanks
• Explosives (hand grenades, dynamite, etc.)
• Styrofoam, including packing peanuts
• School lab waste
• Paper, cardboard, tin aluminum cans, plastics (Place in your curbside recycling bin)