NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the City of New Orleans announced that it will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 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, smart, and free way of disposing of materials that could be hazardous to residents, and we encourage people to start saving these items now and drop them off to us on May 12," said Mayor Landrieu.
This is the second Household Hazardous Waste Day held by the Landrieu Administration. Last year, the City collected over 4,500 gallons of hazardous waste for disposal.
All items will be disposed or recycled in a responsible and environmentally safe manner.
For more information about the City’s recycling program, please visit http://recycle.nola.gov or call the Department of Sanitation at (504) 658-3800.