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.
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
Computers, copiers, cell phones**
Fax machines, ink cartridges, televisions, stereo systems**
Fluorescent Tubes & Bulbs
* Limit of five per vehicle and no rims
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.