St. Charles And St. John The Baptist Parish Industries To Host 22nd Annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day On April 22nd!

Published 9:17 am Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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RIVER PARISHES—Following a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19 and Hurricane Ida, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parish industries will host the annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.  St. James Parish, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Louisiana


Department of Agriculture & Forestry are also supporting the event.  The goal of this event is to provide


households an opportunity to properly dispose or recycle materials that are inappropriate for curbside pickup.


Event coordinators for industries sponsoring the event include Jason Bradford with Marathon Petroleum

Company, who also serves as treasurer of the River Region Environmental Association, Lynette Currier with


OxyChem – Taft, Renee Toups with Shell – Norco, Alsie Dunbar with Bayer and Lexie Vance with Diamond


Green Diesel.


As she encourages each year, Lynette Currier said, “Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this


annual event!  We have two locations:  one in St. Charles Parish at a new location – the West Bank Bridge Park


in Luling and at the New Wine Ministries parking lot in LaPlace.  We urge everyone to take advantage of this


opportunity.  Please clean out hazardous materials from your garage, utility room or shed and properly dispose of


these wastes on April 22nd at one of these two available sites.”



The collection locations are in St. John the Baptist Parish at the Plaza LaPlace Shopping Center at 1921


Airline Highway in LaPlace, known as the New Wine Ministries parking lot and in St. Charles in Luling at the


West Bank Bridge Park, located at. 13825 River Road.



April 22nd is a busy day in the River Parishes as it is the St. Charles Parish Trash Bash, the St. John the


Baptist Parish Clean Sweep, and the Sheriff’s Department fishing tournament.  This week also marks Earth Day


and we hope all the environmental focus helps our parishes remain clean.



With support from Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, this event is sponsored by the


following 25 local companies as a community service:  Air Liquide, Air Products (multiple locations in three

parishes), Arkema, Atalco, Bayer, Bunge, Cornerstone Chemical Company, Denka Performance Elastomer,


Diamond Green Diesel, Dow, DuPont, Evonik Corporation (two locations in St. John the Baptist Parish),


Grace, Linde, MPLX, Marathon Petroleum Company, Nalco Water – an Ecolab Company, Nucor, OxyChem,


Pinnacle Polymers, Shell – Norco, and Valero – St. Charles.  In addition to these sponsor companies, River


Region Environmental Association, a 501(c ) 3 organization is serving as the fiscal agent for this annual event.



Jason Bradford explained, “We are looking forward to collecting household hazardous materials from our


community again this year.  Please visit the event website ( for event details.”


He continued, “At the most recent Household Hazardous Materials Collection event, we collected 17.25 tons of


potentially harmful materials and prepared them for recycling, recovery, treatment or disposal.”


The following household hazardous materials will be accepted and properly disposed of or recycled:  oil-


based paint, solvents, tires (limit five per vehicle and one delivery only), automotive and other rechargeable


batteries, household cleaning products, acids/bases, used oil, antifreeze, aerosol cans, fluorescent lamps,


pesticides, herbicides, scrap metal, major appliances and used electronics, such as used computers, copiers,


printers, radios, TVs and other electronic devices.  We cannot accept explosives, ammunition, infectious medical


wastes, unidentifiable materials, compressed gas cylinders (including propane tanks), radioactive wastes (smoke


alarms), asbestos, latex paint, high school lab wastes or commercial/governmental facility waste, including in-


home business waste.  There is a limit of five tires per vehicle.  Storm and construction debris cannot be accepted.


Please visit one of the two event sites on Saturday, April 22.  If you have any questions or would like


additional information, please send an email to the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day hotline at