East Baton Rouge Parish residents who wish to safely dispose of household hazardous materials will be allowed to drop them off between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium on North 17th Street, according to Mayor-President Kip Holden’s office.
Materials generated by businesses or other commercial sources will not be accepted, and those wishing to drop off material will be asked to verify they are residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.
Fertilizers, pool chemicals and insecticides are among the chemicals that will be accepted at the drop off.
Automobile tires, fluorescent light bulbs and batteries also will be accepted.
Ammunition, fireworks and large gas containers are among the items that will not be accepted.
During the past 27 years, parish residents have brought in almost 3 million pounds of household hazardous waste as a result of the collection efforts.
Every year, latex paint is one of the most common materials brought to the collection, but it can be disposed of at home safely by mixing equal parts kitty litter into the paint, letting the paint dry, then putting the can in the garbage.
People who will be dropping off material at Memorial Stadium are asked to enter the site from Scenic Highway at Foss Street.
For a list of eligible and ineligible items, residents can check the city-parish’s website, http://www.brgov.com/recycle, or call the East Baton Rouge Parish Recycling Office at (225) 389-5194.
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