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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

1515 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8500

DIRECTOR: Chad Nepveaux

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Environmental Quality Division
Household Hazardous Waste Day

 

Next Event: November 19, 2022

 


Do your part to keep Lafayette Safe & Clean!

Improper disposal of household chemicals can pose a threat to health, contaminate land, air and water supplies and cause injury to staff collecting our garbage.

Chemicals Accepted

  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Chemical Cleaners
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Paint & Paint Products
  • Paint Thinner & Stripper
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Stains
  • Turpentine

Will NOT Accept

  • X - NO Antifreeze
  • X - NO Appliances
  • X - NO Automotive or Rechargeable Batteries
  • X - NO Commercial Waste
  • X - NO Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • X - NO Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • X - NO Copiers
  • X - NO Explosives (including ammunition)
  • X - NO Fire/Smoke Detectors
  • X - NO Medical Waste
  • X - NO Medicine
  • X - NO Motor Oil
  • X - NO PCB Oil
  • X - NO Radioactive Material
  • X - NO Tires

For a list of places to dispose of above items we do NOT accept, see below.

Electronics WILL be accepted at this event.

Electronics Being Accepted

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Accessories
  • Laptops
  • Processors
  • Networking Equipment
  • Circuit Boards (any type)
  • Flat Screen Monitors/TVs
  • CRT Monitors/TVs (bulky tube type)
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • Toner & Ink Jet Cartridges
  • Digital Cameras & DVRs
  • MP3 & DVD Players
  • Stereos
  • DVD Movies & Video Games
  • XBoxes, Playstations, Wii
  • Portable GPS Devices
  • Cell Phones/Bag Phones
  • Telephone & Telephone Systems
  • Security Systems
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
  • Telephone & Computer Cables

Ensure all liquid items are secure as leaky containers will not be accepted. 

*​For Lafayette City and Unincorporated Lafayette Parish Residents ONLY*


More information call Lafayette Consolidated Government Environmental Quality Division at 291-5637 or visit lafayettela.gov/public-works/know-before-you-throw 

 


 

WHERE TO SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNACCEPTED ITEMS

Call ahead to confirm details and possible fees.

Antifreeze:

  • Firestone (all locations)
  • Take 5 Oil Change (1500 Pinhook or 3120 Ambassador Caffery)

Appliances:

  • Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling
  • 1x per month curbside (visit Bulky Waste Map for designated week)

Automotive Batteries:

  • Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling
  • Most Automotive Stores (Call ahead- i.e. Auto Zone, Firestone, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys)

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs:

    • Home Depot
    • Lowe's

    Compressed Gas Cylinders:

    • Ameri-Gas (2317 North University Avenue)

      Fire Extinguishers

      • Gulf Land Fire Safety Services, Inc. - Carencro, LA

      Medicine / Prescription Drugs:

      • Local Pharmacies (Call ahead- CVS, iCare Community Pharmacy, Medicine Bin, Northside Pharmacy, Teche Drugs, Walgreens)

      Rechargeable Batteries:

      • Best Buy - Lithium ion only
      • Batteries Plus

      Motor Oil:

      • Most Automotive Stores
      • Wal-Mart

      Tires:

      • Colt, Inc: 1223 Delhomme Ave., Scott, LA
      • Public Works South District Yard: 1017 Fortune Road (291-7072)