The next Household Hazardous Waste Day, hosted by Lafayette Consolidated Government, will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Cajun Field (enter from West Congress Street).

This is an opportunity for residents to get rid of household chemicals that are dangerous to dispose of down drains, in trash carts, and in recycling carts. Electronics will not be accepted on this day.

As usual, this event is for residents of the City of Lafayette and unincorporated areas only. Bring a picture ID to show proof of residency.

Lafayette Consolidated Government, Facebook
Lafayette Consolidated Government, Facebook

LCG's Environmental Quality Division reminds citizens that improper disposal of household chemicals can pose a threat to health, contaminate land, air, and water supplies, and cause injury to staff collecting our garbage. That's why it's important to participate in this event.

You've got a few weeks to do some cleaning up and go through your garages, sheds, and the like and find some of the things below.

Here are some of the main items that will be accepted and some things that will not be accepted:


  • Alkaline batteries
  • Chemical cleaners
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Paint and paint products
  • Paint thinner and stripper
  • Pesticides
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Stains
  • Turpentine


  • Antifreeze
  • Appliances
  • Automotive or rechargeable batteries
  • Commercial waste
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Copiers
  • Electronics
  • Explosives (including ammunition)
  • Fire/smoke detectors
  • Medical waste
  • Medicine
  • Motor oil
  • PCB oil
  • Radioactive Material
  • Tires

Electronics will also not be accepted at this event.



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


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

Automotive Batteries:

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

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs:

  • Home Depot
  • Lowe's

Fire Extinguishers:

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

Medicine / Prescription Drugs:

  • Local pharmacies (Call ahead - CVS, iCare Community Pharmacy, Medicine Bin, Northside Pharmacy, Teche Drugs, Walgreens)

Motor Oil:

  • Most automotive stores
  • Wal-Mart

Rechargeable Batteries:

  • Best Buy - Lithium ion only
  • Batteries Plus


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

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