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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

1515 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8500

DIRECTOR:  

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Environmental Quality Division
Household Hazardous Waste Day

 

Next Event: JUNE 1, 2024 - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Northgate Mall (Enter from Castille Ave)

Residents of City of Lafayette & Unincorporated areas only


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.

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 Appliances
  • X - NO Furniture
  • X - NO TV’s (any kind)
  • X - NO CRT Monitors
  • X - NO Office Copiers
  • X - NO Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • X - NO Toner/Ink Cartridges
  • X - NO GPS Devices
  • X - NO MP3 & DVD Players
  • X - NO Digital Cameras
  • X - NO DVD Movies & DVRs
  • X - NO Video Games
  • X - NO Tapes, CD’s, Disc
  • X - NO Stereo Equipment
  • X - NO Speakers
  • X - NO Fire/Smoke Detector
  • X - NO Automotive or Rechargeable Batteries
  • X - NO Motor Oil
  • X - NO PCB Oil
  • X - NO Antifreeze
  • X - NO Commercial Waste
  • X - NO Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • X - NO Medical Waste
  • X - NO Medicine
  • X - NO Radioactive Material
  • X - NO Explosives (including ammunition)

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

Electronics Accepted

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Accessories
  • Laptops
  • Processors
  • Networking Equipment
  • Circuit Boards
  • LCD Monitors Only
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • Security Systems
  • Xboxes, PlayStations, Wii
  • Cell Phones/Bag Phones
  • Telephones, Cables & Telephone Systems
  • Computer Cables
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
  • Cable Boxes

 

For more information call Lafayette Consolidated Government Environmental Quality Division 291-5637.

 


 

WHERE TO RECYCLE ITEMS WE DO NOT ACCEPT

Call to get business details, as items may change.

Antifreeze:

  • Firestone (all locations)

Appliances:

  • Louisiana Scrap Metal
  • Weekly curbside as Bulky Waste (visit Bulky Waste page for more information)

Automotive Batteries:

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

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs:

  • Home Depot
  • Lowe's

Compressed Gas Cylinders:

  • Ameri-Gas (2317 North University Avenue)

Fire Extinguishers

  • Gulf Land Fire Safety Services, Inc. - Carencro, LA

Medicine/Prescription Drugs:

  • Local Pharmacies (Call ahead - i.e. Walgreens, CVS, University Medical Center, Ochers)

Rechargeable Batteries:

  • Best Buy - Lithium ion only
  • Batteries Plus

Motor Oil:

  • Most Automotive Stores
  • Wal-Mart

Tires:

  • Colt, Inc: 1223 Delhomme Ave., Scott, LA