Parish to hold household hazardous materials collection

Staff reports

Terance Irvin, environmental supervisor for Ascension Parish Government, said the household hazardous materials collection day will take place from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on Saturday, Sept. 24. The collection day is for Ascension Parish residents only and that a valid ID will be required.

 “Ascension Parish residents have really responded to these hazardous materials collection day events,” Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez said. “We feel this is a good way for residents to properly dispose of items that are deemed hazardous not only to humans but to our environment as well.”

Materials to be accepted include a limit of five automobile tires, car and golf cart batteries, cell phones and batteries, electronic equipment, fluorescent bulbs, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, home and garden chemicals, household batteries, ink and toner cartridges, latex and oil-based paints, thinners, varnishes, scrap metal in small quantities, rechargeable batteries, televisions, small propane tanks and appliances for scrap metal. They will also accept telephone systems, video cameras and DVRs, computer accessories, Xboxes, PlayStations and Wii boxes, fax machines, monitors and printers.

 Irvin said they will not accept explosives, radioactive materials, medical waste, asbestos, high school lab waste, commercial and governmental facility waste, paper, magazines, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic and glass, hurricane debris or woody waste.

For more information, call Terance Irvin at 621-5730.