News Release

Household Hazardous Waste Day is June 10
Posted: 5/26/2017 5:00 PM
 

 

​Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) is once again conducting its semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Day (HHWD) on Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m. until noon at Cajun Field. Residents in the City of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of the parish are encouraged to bring their unwanted household chemicals and electronics to be recycled or properly disposed.

Traditional chemicals, such as paint, poisons, chemical cleaners and gasoline will be accepted, along with certain electronics such as computers, laptops, fax machines and stereos. This summer edition of the popular disposal day will also include additional items not previously accepted, such as alkaline batteries, fluorescent tubes, televisions and CRT monitors. All newly accepted items will be recycled for other uses.
 
Lafayette’s Recycling Supervisor, Lisa Mahoney commented, “We continue to strive to enhance the Household Waste event by providing residents with better options when it comes to waste disposal. The new items being accepted will be recycled, where currently there is little to no mechanism in place for residents to be able to do so locally.”
 
Thanks to the e-waste disposal sponsor CGI, accepted electronics will be refurbished by Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council and repurposed to provide technology to low income families and nonprofits. LCG and CGI piloted the e-waste collection the spring of 2016. Now in its third installment, the e-waste disposal has repurposed more than 23,263 pounds of electronic waste, saving thousands of dollars in disposal fees.
 
Usable latex paint turned in on June 10, will be re-blended and repackaged for Lafayette Habitat for Humanity Restore. “This approach for used paint offers a two-fold benefit to our community; we are saving on waste processing costs by reusing a product that would otherwise be landfilled or processed for recycling, while  also providing an affordable alternative to paint purchases,” said Mahoney. During the 2016 HHWD events, 1,130 gallons of usable latex paint were salvaged through this partnership. 
 
HHWD is a service offered at no additional cost to those residents living within the City of Lafayette or unincorporated areas of the parish to encourage responsible and proper waste disposal. Attendees should enter the Cajun Field parking lot at Gate 3 off of Congress St. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. until noon. 
 
All details for the June 10 Household Hazardous Waste Day, including a complete list of the types of electronics and chemicals being accepted, can be found at www.lafayettela.gov. Residents may also call the Environmental Quality Division at 291-5637.