Household Hazardous Materials Day 2000
On August 5. 2000 the Vermilion Parish Department of Public works in conjunction with Philips Services held their annual Household hazardous Material collection Day. This event collected over 16 tons of material, much sent for recycling and incineration while being diverted from the Parish landfill. Sponsors and participants of this event included Vermilion Parish Department of public works, Philip Reclamation Services, International Oil, Interstate Battery, Abbeville Fire Department, Parish Land fill operators, and Colt Inc. The response to this event was parish wide. Some statistics of material collected: 173 vehicles were unloaded
661 Small vehicle tires
40 Tractor tires
1800 Gallons of used motor oil
4045 lbs. Of latex paint
800 lbs. of pesticides/Herbicides
Many tons of household hazardous material were diverted from the parish landfill.
Outstanding participation from the people of Vermilion parish! Congratulations!!
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