It’s time to dispose of the usual suspects again Parish News of St. Tammany

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Don’t make the mistake of lugging old firecrackers, street flares, boat fire extinguishers, malfunctioning smoke detectors, or radioactive items to Mandeville’s November 5th Hazardous Waste Collection Day or they’ll all have to be hauled home and wheeled back into the garage.

As unpleasant as they are, these are not the types of household hazardous waste accepted at the St. Tammany Parish’s collection event. They are all on the no-no list and rejected.

But there are dozens of other items – which are themselves quite nasty – that will be accepted for safe disposal during the 8am to 12pm event in the parking lot at 21454 Koop Drive.

Just follow the simple guidelines: passenger cars only, no trailers; household waste only; comply with all stated limits; and show up during the four prescribed hours to drive through the parking lot. Volunteers unload all hazardous waste that is on the acceptance list there.

Acceptable

acids and arsenic

Used vehicle oil, antifreeze, brake fluid

Diesel, Oil & Filter, Petrol

Car & Truck Tires*

Cooking Oil, Glycerin, Glycerin

Batteries – NiCd, lead acid, car batteries

Caustic cleaning agents, disinfectants

Oven cleaner, degreaser, bleach, bowl cleaner

Latex and oil paints, thinners

Stain, lacquer, shellac, turpentine

Polishes, wood preservatives, spray paint

Glue, pool chemicals, lighter fluid

Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides

fertilizers, insect sprays

Metallic mercury, mothballs

Propane tanks and bottles

Electronic equipment

Computers, copiers, cell phones**

Fax machines, ink cartridges, televisions, stereo systems**

Fluorescent Tubes & Bulbs

* Limit of five per vehicle and no rims

** E-waste

UNACCEPTABLE

ammunition, explosives

fireworks, fire extinguisher

Commercial, industrial or commercial waste

Radioactive devices, smoke detectors

Styrofoam peanuts packaging

construction and demolition waste

school lab waste

household appliances, furniture

Medical waste, medicines

Helium or freon tanks

Torches, alkaline batteries

Anyone interested in volunteering at this no-contact drive-through Keep St. Tammany Beautiful event should email [email protected].

Oh, and here’s a time-saving trick – don’t bring dried paint. The municipality says they can be thrown straight into household waste for normal collection.

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