Hazardous Waste Disposal Day in New Orleans | June 11, 2011

New Orleans Hazardous Waste Disposal

Just in from the City of New Orleans:

This Saturday, June 11, the City will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue.

On Household Hazardous Waste Day, the Department of Sanitation will collect a number of every day household items which are no longer in use by residents and should not be thrown away with regular garbage or in curbside recycling containers. Some of the items accepted include batteries, televisions, paint, light bulbs, oil, mercury devices, aerosols, pesticides and household cleaners.

This is a safe way of disposing with materials that could be hazardous to residents, and we encourage people to drop them off to us this Saturday.

For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Day, please email Sanitation@nola.gov or call the Department of Sanitation at (504) 658-3800. To register for recycling services, visit http://recycle.nola.gov or call the Department of Sanitation.

This is a great time to clear out that stuff hanging around in your garage that can’t be thrown in the normal trash.

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  1. ChemPack & Environmental says:

    It is good to know that people nowadays are showing more efforts and concerns with regards to the proper disposal of hazardous waste. We are experiencing hardship in dealing with paper and plastic waste already and with the added chemicals and other bio-hazards, we have to be more responsible for our and the environment’s sake. Service providers ( http://www.chempackenvironmental.com ) specializing in hazardous waste management and the government will be more successful if we as concerned citizens will also show that we care for our natural resources.

  2. Jay Jayanetti says:

    I’ve changed out my old thermostat that has a mercury tilt switch.
    where can I dispose of this properly in New Orleans?

    • Lisa says:

      Jay, I’m not positive because the site doesn’t specifically address mercury products, but I believe you can drop off at the City Recycling Center:
      2829 Elysian Fields Avenue on the Second Saturday of every month (except for the month of Mardi Gras) from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

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