St. Charles / St. John the Baptist 2001 HHMCD

November 2001

What is this event?

This event was held at two locations on Saturday November 3, 2001. It was provided as a community service by fourteen manufacturers in the St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes.

This is the fourth year for HHMCD in these two Parishes, and the second that collected scrap metal. A yearly comparison of the 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 198 cars visited the St. Charles location in Destrehan and another 153 vehicles visited the St. John location in LaPlace.

The following is a picture of workers emptying paint cans to bulk the paint, enabling both the paint and the can to be recycled.

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 4-year history. The numbers are for St. Charles plus St. John collections.

Management Method

Quantity, pounds

1998

1999

2000

2001

RECYCLE

12,332

19,932

43,409

43,792

Tires

5,050

9,525

25,925

11,750

Used Oil

3,075

3,908

5,325

8,212

Fluor. Tubes

88

57

59

44

Batteries

3,040

3,952

5,776

7,524

Paint

1,079

2,490

2,324

3,112

Scrap Metal

4,000

13,149

RECOVERY

1,912

8,473

8,734

7,277

TREATMENT

1,169

2,348

2,197

1,815

DISPOSAL

14,095

24,021

6,443

14,287

TOTAL

29,508

54,774

60,783

67,171

Volunteers

64

76

78

93

Cars

160

210

278

351

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

  • Basell

  • Bayou Steel

  • Degussa

  • Dow

  • DuPont

  • DuPont Dow Elastomers

  • Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC

  • Monsanto Company

  • Motiva Enterprises LLC

  • Occidental Chemical Corp.

  • Ondeo Nalco Chemical Co.

  • Orion Refining Corporation

  • Resolution Performance Products LLC

  • Shell Chemical LP

Other Organizations who provided volunteers

  • Green Project

  • Philip Services Corp.

  • La Dept. Agriculture

  • St. John Clean Committee

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

  • St. John Parish Dept. of Public Works

  • St. Charles Parish Dept. of Public Works

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