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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HWW) encompasses leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients. Residents cannot and should not place Household Hazardous Waste in trash during regular pick-up.

Common Household Hazardous Wastes

  • Batteries
  • Incandescent/Florescent Bulbs
  • Pesticides
  • Garden Chemicals
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Televisions
  • Paint (latex and oil-based)
  • Paint Thinner and Varnish
  • Grout
  • Oil, Gasoline
  • Aerosols
  • E-Waste
  • Household Cleaners
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Pool Shock
  • Medicines (Note: Medicines should be disposed at prescription drug take-back events.  Not accepted at annual City HHW Day)

Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste

The Department of Sanitation offers a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day annually on the second Saturday in May.  

The 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held on May 12, 2018 at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave from 8am to 1pm.  Items must be separated from regular recycling in categories such as paint, flammables, chemicals, aerosols, batteries, light bulbs, pesticides, propane tanks.  HHW Day is open to Orleans Parish residents only, businesses excluded.

View full calendar of Household Objects Drop-Off Days, Shred Days, and Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day.

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Last updated: 12/1/2017 4:38:22 PM

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