Baton Rouge Household Hazardous Material Collection Day
April 29, 2000
This page last updated: 5/23/2000
April 29, 2000 was a busy day in the DEQ parking lot on Anselmo Lane. The annual household hazardous material collection event netted over 90 tons of material, much of which was sent for recycling. Many groups donated time, services, and materials to make the event a success. Sponsors and participants of the event included Dow, International Oil, Exxon ExCite, Safety-Kleen, Certified Hazardous material managers, Lamp Recyclers of Louisiana, Louisiana Environmental Health Association, Environmental Industries Recycling, Inc., Louisiana Department of Agriculture, Southern Express, Exide Corp, BFI, Louisiana State Police, City of Baton Rouge, and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. The response to the event was phenomenal. Some of the statistics for the event were:
Approximately 900 vehicles unloaded.
Over 600 gallons of paint given to area churches, schools, and habitat improvement projects.
14 pounds of liquid mercury and 200 fluorescent bulbs kept out of our landfills and waterways and 500 lead acid batteries were sent to be recycled.
1,700 gallons of used motor oil and 210 vehicle tires
And tons of other household hazardous material diverted from the landfill.
Not bad for four hours work!
For more information, email deqassistance@LA.GOV.