NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, June 9, 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, household cleaners, chemicals, oil, gasoline and acids.
"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 June 9th," said Mayor Landrieu.
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.