Greater Baton Rouge Area HHMCD Activities 2001

 The Greatter Baton Rouge area held its household hazardous material collection day on Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Memorial Stadium. The "gates" opened at 8:00am and closed at 12 Noon . 702 cars made their way to the drop-off point leaving various household materials for safe disposal and recycling.

Collected Materials
692 Used Tires
164 Batteries
400 pounds of Mercury
1900 Gallons of Used Oil
12,000 pounds of "trash"
1285 over-pack drums of material for disposal

Useable paint collected was mixed into five gallon buckets and distributed back out into the community for painting projects. We were able to make 89 - five gallon buckets!!!!

Plaquemine Area

Citizens from the Plaquemine area were able to drop off their materials in the Wal-Mart parking lot. 305 cars were counted bringing material to that location.

Collected Materials
11 Batteries
100 Gallons of Used Oil
600 pounds of "trash"
310 Over-pack drums of material for disposal

Altogether 186,287 pounds of material were diverted from the landfill in a short four-hour period!!!!!

The following sponsored this successful event:
City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge Recycling Office
Dow Chemical Company
LA Department of Environmental Quality
International Oil Service
ExxonMobil ExC!TE
Exide Technologies - Baton Rouge Smelter
Lamp Recyclers of LA, Inc.
Browning Ferris Industries (BFI)
Louisiana Environmental Health Association
Environmental Industries Recycling, Inc.
Southern Scrap Xpress Recycling






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