JEFFERSON PARISH TO HOST HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION EVENT ON SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2022
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JEFFERSON, LA – On Saturday, November 19, 2022, the Department of Environmental Affairs; a Keep American Beautiful affiliate is partnering with the Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office LASER Division, OMI Environmental Solutions and the Department of General Service, to collect Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) from Jefferson Parish residents. The HHM collection will take place in the parking lot of the Second Parish Court, (100 Huey P Long Ave., Gretna, LA 70053) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
As a state and national Keep America Beautiful affiliate, this event is part of the Parish’s continued participation in America Recycles Day. Jefferson Parish is one of over 600 affiliates participating in this national event that promotes recycling awareness, commitment, and action.
Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) are leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. Products such as paints, common household cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.
The improper disposal of HHM can include pouring waste down the drain, on the ground, into storm drains or in some cases, putting it out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal pollutes the environment and may pose a threat to human health.
For more information, contact the Department of Environmental Affairs at 504-731-4612.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
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