Lafayette's Chemical Collection Day | June 13

Last fall I wrote about Lafayette's Household Chemical Collection Day and shared some photos from the event itself.

If you missed the collection last October, or you've accumulated another pile of trash, your next chance for proper disposal is coming up on Saturday, June 13! Mark your calendars and start compiling your waste.

Available for residents of the City of Lafayette and unincorporated Lafayette Parish, the chemical collection day accepts paint and paint products, turpentine, paint thinner, stains, gasoline, chemical cleaners, photo materials, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals and mercury thermometers.

The collection will be stationed at Cajun Field from 8 a.m. to noon. When you arrive, your license will be checked for residence verification, and you'll wait in a drive-thru line. Workers will collect your items for you, and off you go!

I recommend you go earlier to avoid a longer line of cars.

They cannot take electronics or other tricky items, but do provide a list of where you can take them anytime.

A VERY important reminder is that NONE of these items go in your curbside trash can. They cannot go to a landfill, and the point of the chemical collection is to make sure they are properly recycled and disposed of by the collection company.

Electronics (except TVs and monitors)

Louisiana Scrap Metal | 2200 Cameron St. | M-F 7a-3:45p, Sa 7a-11:30a

TVs and monitors (smaller than 32")

Best Buy
Office Depot | fees may apply

Ink and toner cartridges

Best Buy
Office Depot
Some local schools also have programs to accept them | Check with your favorite school

Rechargeable batteries and cell phones

Best Buy | lithium ion only
Batteries Plus

Automotive batteries

Louisiana Scrap Metal
Most auto stores

Motor oil or antifreeze

Most auto stores
Wal Mart

Compressed Gas Cylinders

Ameri-Gas | 2317 N. University Ave.


Public Works South District Yard | 1017 Fortune Road
Colt, Inc. | 1223 Delhomme Ave.

Fluorescent Bulbs

Home Depot


Louisiana Scrap Metal
Curbside collection once a month | Check the LCG garbage collection map for your scheduled time
NOT the bayou

Commercial Waste

Call LCG at 291-5637


Most local pharmacies | call ahead

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