Lafayette Celebrates 20 Years – Household Chemical Waste Day
Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government will conduct it's 20 anniversary Household Chemical Waste Day. Consolidated Government's Environmental Manager Mark Pope joined "Mornings with Ken & Bernie" to outline the program. Pope said "over the last 20 years approximately 10,000 households have participated in the program".
Even though the program only accepts household chemicals and electronics from inside the Lafayette city limits and the unincorporated areas of the parish the effects are beginning to spread. Recently the town of Scott held their first Household Chemical Waste Day and Pope he is hoping that other communities like Broussard, Youngsville, Carencro, and Duson will follow.
The event will be held at Cajunfield tomorrow from 8:00am until Noon rain or shine. Pope urged everyone to make an effort to clean out their homes and storage units of paint, paint thinners, household chemicals, computers, and even old cell phones to bring them to be disposed properly.
Listen to the interview: