Lafayette's annual Household Hazardous Chemical Day is coming up on Saturday April 21st, and Mark Pope, Environmental Manager with Lafayette City Parish government, says he wants folks to get their stuff ready this weekend so it can be disposed of next weekend.  Pope says, "I must be very careful.....this is only for the residents of the City of Lafayette and the unincorporated areas."  He says that is extremely important.  You can only be a resident of these areas, and businesses are not allowed to participate as it is for residents only.  Pope says a current driver's license will be needed when you decided to participate in the event.

Pope tells "Mornings With Ken and Bernie" that folks can drop off their unwanted paint, pesticides, etc at Cajun Field next Saturday morning starting at 8 a.m and ending at noon.   There are plenty of items than you can drop off for free, but there are also many items that will not be accepted.  A full list can be found by clicking on this button.  Here is an idea of some of the items that will be accepted:

  • Herbicides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Copiers
  • Computers & Electronics
  • Cell Phones/Beepers
  • Telephone Systems

While there are many items that Consolidated Government will dispose for you free of charge, there are many items that WILL NOT be accepted.  Here is a list of some of the things that will not be accpeted:

  • NO Televisions or Large Monitors
  • NO Commercial Waste
  • NO Automotive Batteries
  • NO Tires
  • NO Rechargeable Batteries
  • NO Fire/Smoke Detectors
  • NO Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • NO Leaking Containers

To hear the brief interview with Mark about specifics, click below: