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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

1515 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8500

DIRECTOR: Chad Nepveaux

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Environmental Quality Division
Household Hazardous Waste Day

 


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Do your part to keep Lafayette Safe & Clean!

Improper disposal of household chemicals can pose a threat to health, contaminate land, air and water supplies and cause injury to staff collecting our garbage. LCG's Household Hazardous Waste Day (HHWD) allows residents a way to properly dispose of household chemicals. HHWD is a service available at no additional cost to those living within the City of Lafayette or unincorporated areas of the parish. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this event to responsibly dispose of hazardous materials.

Chemicals Accepted

  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Chemical Cleaners
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Paint & Paint Products
  • Paint Thinner & Stripper
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Stains
  • Turpentine

 

Will NOT Accept

  • X - NO Antifreeze
  • X - NO Appliances
  • X - NO Automotive or Rechargeable Batteries
  • X - NO Commercial Waste
  • X - NO Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • X - NO Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • X - NO Copiers
  • X - NO CRT Monitors
  • X - NO Electronics
  • X - NO Fire/Smoke Detectors
  • X - NO Medical Waste
  • X - NO Medicine
  • X - NO Motor Oil
  • X - NO PCB Oil
  • X - NO Printers
  • X - NO Radioactive Material
  • X - NO Tires
  • X - NO Televisions 

For a list of places to dispose of above items we do NOT accept, see below.

Electronics will NOT be accepted at this event.

Ensure all liquid items are secure as leaky containers will not be accepted. 
*​For Lafayette City and Unincorporated Lafayette Parish Residents ONLY*
More information call Lafayette Consolidated Government Environmental Quality Division at 291-5637 or visit lafayettela.gov/public-works/know-before-you-throw 

 


 

WHERE TO SAFELY DISPOSE OF UNACCEPTED ITEMS

Call ahead to confirm details and possible fees.

Antifreeze:

  • Firestone
  • Pep Boys
  • Take 5 Oil Change

Appliances

  • Best Buy
  • EMR / Southern Recycling
  • Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling
  • 1x per month curbside (visit Bulky Waste Map for designated week)

Automotive Batteries:

  • EMR/Southern Recycling
  • Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling
  • Most Automotive Stores (Call ahead- i.e. Auto Zone, Firestone, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys)

Cell Phones:

  • AT&T Store
  • Sprint

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs:

  • Batteries Plus Bulbs
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe's

Electronics -  Call Ahead. Fees & restrictions may apply:

Consider donating functioning electronics to charity. If non-working, check these locations for recycling/safe disposal options.

  • Best Buy
  • Doghouse Computers
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe's
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart

Fire Extinguishers

  • Gulf Land Fire Safety Services, Inc.

Medicine / Prescription Drugs

  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Local Pharmacies (Call ahead- CVS, iCare Community Pharmacy, Medicine Bin, Northside Pharmacy, Teche Drugs, Walgreens)
  • Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics, Inc.
Motor Oil:
  • Most Automotive Stores

Tires:

  • Colt, Inc: 1223 Delhomme Ave., Scott, LA
  • Public Works South District Yard: 1017 Fortune Road (291-7072)