Residents can get a head-start on gathering household chemicals for the next Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) Household Hazardous Waste Day (HHWD) taking place on June 4.
Chemicals should never be placed in trash or recycling carts, as they pose hazards to sanitation workers, are dumped in landfills, and contaminate land, air, and water.
HHWD is typically held semi-annually, but LCG is building a facility where residents can drop off hazardous waste on designated days throughout the year. The facility will be located on Dugas Road and is anticipated to be completed in about a year.
Visit https://lafayettela.gov/hhwd for a list of accepted and unaccepted items as well as locations to safely dispose of unaccepted items.