St. Charles / St. John the Baptist 2000 HHMCD

This successful event was held at two locations on Saturday October 28, 2000. It was provided as a community service by thirteen manufacturers in the St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes.

This is the third year for HHMCD in these two Parishes, and the first that collected scrap metal. A comparison of the two events is provided in tabulations below. The purpose of the event was to provide households an opportunity to properly dispose or recycle materials that are inappropriate for curbside pickup. Materials such as solvents, poisons, used oil and corrosives require special handling to prevent safety and environmental impact.

Patrons of these events drove their vehicles to the collection centers where they were greeted and their cars were unloaded by volunteers. Approximately 170 cars visited the St. Charles location in Destrehan and another 107 vehicles visited the St. John location in LaPlace.

To the right is a picture of workers emptying paint cans to prepare the oil-based paint for energy recovery and enable the empty can to be recycled as scrap metal.

What Were the Results?

At the end of the day, tons of potentially harmful materials had been prepared for recycling, recovery, treatment or disposal. The table below gives the totals for HHMCD in its 3-year history. The numbers are for St. Charles plus St. John collections.

Management Method

Quantity, pounds

1998

1999

2000

RECYCLE

12,332

19,932

43,409

Tires

5,050

9,525

25,925

Used Oil

3,075

3,908

5,325

Fluor. Tubes

88

57

59

Batteries

3,040

3,952

5,776

Paint

1,079

2,490

2,324

Scrap Metal

4,000

RECOVERY

1,912

8,473

8,734

TREATMENT

1,169

2,348

2,197

DISPOSAL

14,095

24,021

6,443

TOTAL

29,508

54,774

60,783

Who Was Involved?

The collection event was staffed and supported by area volunteers from the sponsor companies and interested organizations. They included the following:

Sponsor Companies - organized and provided financing for HHMCD

  • Bayou Steel

  • DuPont

  • DuPont Dow Elastomers

  • Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC

  • Monsanto Company

  • Montell Polyolefins

  • Motiva Enterprises LLC

  • Nalco Chemical Co.

  • Occidental Chemical Corp.

  • Pinnacle Polymers

  • Shell Chemical Co.

  • Stockhausen Louisiana LTD

  • Union Carbide Corporation

Other Organizations who provided volunteers

  • Green Project

  • Philip Services Corp.

  • La DEQ

  • La Dept. Agriculture

Support Organizations

  • Louisiana Dept. of Environmental Quality

  • St. Charles Parish Council

  • St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office

  • St. John Parish Council

  • St. John Parish Sheriff's Office

Companies/Organizations Providing Recycling Support Services

  • Bayou Steel

  • Green Project

  • International Petroleum

  • LaPlace Battery, Inc.

  • Lamp Recyclers, Inc.

  • St. John Parish Dept. of Public Works

  • St. Charles Parish Dept. of Public Works

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