May 4 – Hazardous material collection

St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes industries will host the annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 4 . St. James Parish, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry are also supporting the event. Event coordinators include Lance Traylor and Jay Lambremont with Marathon Petroleum Co., Lynette Currier with OxyChem – Taft, Durrell Morris with Valero – St. Charles and Michael McNally with Shell – Norco.

Collection locations are Plaza LaPlace Shopping Center at 1921 Airline Highway in LaPlace, known as the New Wine Ministries parking lot and in St. Charles in Destrehan at the Jerusalem Shriners parking lot, 1940 Ormond Blvd. Household hazardous materials accepted include oil-based paint, solvents, tires (limit five per vehicle and one delivery only), automotive and other rechargeable batteries, household cleaning products, acids/bases, used oil, antifreeze, aerosol cans, fluorescent lamps, pesticides, herbicides, scrap metal, major appliances and used electronics, such as used computers, copiers, printers, radios, TVs and other electronic devices.

Not accepted includes explosives, ammunition, infectious medical wastes, unidentifiable materials, compressed gas cylinders (including propane tanks), radioactive waste (smoke alarms), asbestos, latex paint, high school labwaste or commercial/governmental facility waste, including in-home business waste. There is a limit of five tires per vehicle.

For more information, email to the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day hotline at


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