Because of the rainy weather and lightning that hit Lafayette last Saturday, Household Chemical Day had to be called off for the day and postponed to June 27th from 8 a.m. until noon at Cajun Field.

Environmental Quality Manager Mark Pope with Lafayette Consolidated Government says they had to consider the safety of all involved, as well as following proper protocal, when decided to postpone the event, which was originally begun on June 13. He credits tremendous teamwork between his office and UL Athletic Director Scott Farmer for not only being able to reschedule the event, but for being able to reschedule it within the month.

The following is a list of the items that CAN be dropped off:

  • Paint and paint products
  • Turpentine
  • Paint thinner and stripper
  • Stains
  • Gasoline
  • Chemical cleaners
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Mercury Thermometers

Pope reminds everyone that when bringing in your liquids, all items need to be secure and no leaking.

The following is a list of items that CAN’T be dropped off:

  • Electronics including tv’s and monitors
  • Ink & toner cartridges
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Automotive batteries
  • Motor oil & antifreeze
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Tires
  • Florescent bulbs
  • Appliances
  • Fire & smoke detectors
  • Commercial waste (any chemicals from businesses)
  • Medical waste
  • Medicine
  • Explosives including ammunition
  • Radioactive Material
  • PCB oil