UPDATE: (5/18/24):

LCG has announced that due to recent weather, the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Day has been canceled for today.

The event will take place on another day.

ORIGINAL:

Most places where we live can get junked up with things that we aren't quite sure how to dispose of. This Saturday is a chance to get rid of the things lurking around your home that you have no idea what to do with.

Old electronics that you don't need anymore have a place to go finally as the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Day is happening at Northgate Mall this Saturday.

There are plenty of items that we are not supposed to put in our trash cans or recycling bins. You may have plenty of these items stored in your garage or outside of your home, and now you can get rid of them.

Household Hazardous Collection Day
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The hazardous household items that will be taken in at the Northgate Mall this Saturday include the following items:

  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Chemical Cleaners
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Paint & Paint Products
  • Paint Thinner & Stripper
  • Turpentine
  • Stains
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Herbicides
  • Photographic Chemicals
Cell Phones
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The following are the electronics that you can bring to Northgate Mall Saturday:

  • Fax Machines
  • LCD Monitors Only
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Accessories
  • Laptops
  • Circuit Boards
  • Printers
  • Networking Equipment
  • Old Gaming Systems
  • Cell Phones
  • Telephones, Cables & Telephone Systems
  • Computer Cables
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
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The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Day is for people who live in the city of Lafayette and for those who live in the incorporated areas of Lafayette Parish.

You will need to show your identification for this free event.

When going to the Northgate Mall, drivers will need to enter on Castille Avenue. The event begins at 8 o'clock Saturday morning and it will end at noon.

At this event, there are many items that will not be accepted, but the following is a list of where to dispose of those items:

Antifreeze:

  • Firestone (all locations)
  • Take 5 Oil Change (1500 Pinhook or 3120 Ambassador Caffery)

Appliances:

  • Louisiana Scrap Metal
  • 1x per month curbside (visit Bulky Waste Map for the designated week)

Automotive Batteries:

  • Louisiana Scrap Metal
  • Most Automotive Stores (Call ahead- i.e. Auto Zone, Firestone, Advance Auto Parts, Pep Boys)

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs:

  • Home Depot
  • Lowe's

Compressed Gas Cylinders:

  • Ameri-Gas (2317 North University Avenue)

Fire Extinguishers

  • Gulf Land Fire Safety Services, Inc. - Carencro, LA

Medicine/Prescription Drugs:

  • Local Pharmacies (Call ahead)

Rechargeable Batteries:

  • Best Buy - Lithium ion only
  • Batteries Plus

Motor Oil:

  • Most Automotive Stores
  • Wal-Mart

Tires:

  • Colt, Inc: 1223 Delhomme Ave., Scott, LA
  • Public Works South District Yard: 1017 Fortune Road (291-7072)

For more information on what will not be taken Saturday, click here.

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