Just in time for the holidays, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) is hosting its Household Chemical Day (HCD) Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8 a.m. until noon at Cajun Field. Residents in the City of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of the parish can properly dispose of household chemicals and limited electronics at the event.
In addition to the traditional chemicals for disposal such as paint, poison, chemical cleaners and mercury, this winter edition of the popular disposal day will feature an electronic waste disposal option, sponsored by CGI. Residents can bring old computers, printers and other digital electronics to be refurbished and recycled.
Residents can also turn in unwanted latex paint on Dec. 10, which will be re-blended and repackaged for use by Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers will check the quality of the paint and remix it onsite.
HCD is a FREE service to those living within the City of Lafayette or unincorporated areas of the parish. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this event to practice responsible chemical disposal. Attendees should enter the Cajun Field parking lot at Gate 2 off of Bertrand Drive, across from Rouse’s Supermarket. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. until noon.
All details for the Dec. 10 Household Chemical Day, including the types of electronics and chemicals accepted, can be found at www.lafayettela.gov. Residents may also call the Environmental Quality Division at 291-5637.
Source: Cydra Wingerter│LCG Chief Communications Officer