This Saturday is the day when residents of the city of Lafayette and the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish can drop off all those things that are taking up space.

Things like old gasoline or herbicides are just the kind of items that we be accepted at Cajun Field for "Household Hazardous Waste Day" tomorrow from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

The annual event was not able to be held last year because of the pandemic, but this year's event is happening.

As part of the money that people pay in their garbage collection bills is funding for this event. That's the reason that you must live in the city of Lafayette or the unincorporated areas to be able to participate. You will need to bring a form of idea, preferably your driver's license, in order to show where you live. There are similar events in other municipalities in Lafayette Parish towns so you should check with the city hall for the city in which you live to find out when your location's event will be held.

The following is some of the items that will be accepted at tomorrow's event:

  • Turpentine
  • Stains that are used for furniture for example
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Chemical Cleaners
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Paint & Paint Products
  • Paint Thinner & Stripper
  • Pesticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Mercury Thermometers

There are also plenty of items that are not accepted as part of Lafayette Consolidated Government's Household Hazardous Waste Day, and one of the big items not accepted is batteries. The following is a list of some of the other things you can't drop off tomorrow:

  • No Electronics
  • No Televisions
  • No Tires
  • No Radioactive Material
  • No Printers
  • No Motor Oil
  • No Medical Waste
  • No Medicine
  • No Fire/Smoke Detectors
  • No CRT Monitors
  • No Copiers
  • No Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • No Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
  • No Commercial Waste
  • No Automotive or Rechargeable Batteries
  • No Appliances
  • No Antifreeze

The reason many of the above items are not accepted at Household Hazardous Chemical Day is because there are already mechanisms in place, around the year, as to how those items can be disposed. You can click on the Lafayette Consolidated Government's link to find out to get rid of some of these items.