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July 12, 2017

FINAL TALLY NETS OVER 68 TONS COLLECTED DURING 19th ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION DAY!

          On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the 19th Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day was held in Destrehan and LaPlace, LA, and the final tally totals 136, 511 pounds of material collected to recycle, dispose and treat.  This is over 68 tons, the most ever collected, and more than 60,000 pounds (30 tons) over last year’s total collection!  This event has been held annually since 1998 and its purpose is to provide area households an opportunity to properly dispose or recycle materials that are inappropriate for curbside pickup.  Materials such as solvents, poisons, used oil, electronics and corrosives require special handling to maximize safety and minimize environmental impact. 

          26 area manufacturers sponsored the event, providing funding and volunteers.  Of the 68.25 tons of materials collected, 86% was recycled or recovered.  Of the 136,511 pounds, 38,167 pounds was used electronics – more than twice collected in 2016.  53,425 pounds was comprised of fuel blending (oil based paint, flammables, aerosols and poisons), a 242% increase over last year’s collections of 15,607 pounds.  9,012 pounds was oil/antifreeze, a bit less than collected in 2016.  Batteries comprised 6,217 pounds, an 87% increase over 2016.  Scrap metal accounted for 2,180 pounds.  The two sites this year included assistance from 105 volunteers who serviced drop-offs from 624 vehicles.  Please visit the event website at www.hhmcd.com for additional information and to see photographs.

          With approval from Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and support from St. Charles Parish Council, St. James Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, Department of Transportation and Development and St. John Parish, this event was sponsored by the following companies as a community service:  Air Liquide, Air Products (multiple locations), Arkema, Bayou Steel, Bunge, Cornerstone Chemical Company, Denka Performance Elastomer, Dow, DuPont, Entergy, Evonik Corporation – Reserve, Evonik Corporation - Garyville, Galata Chemicals LLC, Hexion, Marathon Petroleum Company LP, Monsanto, Nalco Champion – an EcoLab Company, Noranda, Norco Manufacturing Complex (now Shell Chemical), Nucor, OxyChem, Praxair, Shell Pipeline Company LP, and Valero.  Other organizations which provided donations, volunteers, food, support services and/or recycling were:  Air Liquide, Denka Performance Elastomer, Bayou Steel, COLT, Inc., Habitat for Humanity, Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, New Wine Christian Fellowship, Pelican Pointe Car Wash, Positive Results, Inc. and Jerusalem Shriners Hall AAONMS.  Clean Harbors Environmental Services provided waste and recycling professional services.  Marathon Petroleum Company, United Way of St. Charles and St. John United Way assisted with fiscal tasks for the event.


March 13, 2017

ST. CHARLES AND ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH INDUSTRIES TO HOST 19th ANNUAL
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION DAY ON APRIL 29TH!

 

          For the 19th consecutive year, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parish industries will host the
annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017. 
St. James Parish, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Louisiana Department of Agriculture &
Forestry are also supporting the event.  The goal of this event is to provide households an opportunity to properly
dispose or recycle materials that are inappropriate for curbside pickup.  Jay Lambremont and Lance Traylor, both
with Marathon Petroleum Company and Lynette Currier with OxyChem – Taft are the event coordinators for
local industries sponsoring the event.  Lynette Currier said, “Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this
annual event!  We have two drop-off locations:  one in St. Charles Parish on the east bank in Destrehan and
another in St. John the Baptist Parish in LaPlace.  We urge everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.  Please
clean out hazardous materials from your garage, utility room or shed and properly dispose of these wastes on
April 29th at one of these two available sites.”

          The collection locations are in St. John the Baptist Parish at the Plaza LaPlace Shopping Center at 1921
Airline Highway in LaPlace, known as the New Wine Ministries parking lot, next to the new Pelican Pointe car
wash and in St. Charles in Destrehan at the Jerusalem Shriners Hall AAONMS, located at 1940 Ormond
Boulevard.

          With support from Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, this event is sponsored by the
following 26 local companies as a community service:  Air LiquideAir Products, ArkemaBungeBayou Steel
Cornerstone Chemical CompanyDenka Performance Elastomer, DowDuPontEntergyEvonik Corporation
Galata ChemicalsHexionMarathon Petroleum CompanyMonsantoNalco Champion, Noranda, Norco
Manufacturing Complex (Motiva/Shell), NucorOxyChemPraxairShell Pipeline Company and Valero.
In addition to these sponsor companies, Pin Oak Terminals made a $500 donation and St. John United Way
is assisting with fiscal tasks. 

          Lance Traylor explained, “We are looking forward to collecting household hazardous materials from our
community again this year.  Please visit the event website for event details and ongoing recycling opportunities at
www.hhmcd.com.”    He continued, “At last year’s Household Hazardous Materials Collection event, with 92
volunteers, we collected over 38 tons of potentially harmful materials and prepared them for recycling,
recovery, treatment or disposal.  We unloaded materials from 490 vehicles at both locations.”  According to
statistics gathered, the largest recycling category was 17,724 pounds of used electronics and 11,866 pounds of
paint was collected to be recycled.

          The following household hazardous materials will be accepted and properly disposed of or recycled:  oil-
based paint, latex paint, solvents, tires (limit five per vehicle and one delivery only), automotive and other
rrechargeable batteries, household cleaning products, acids/bases, used oil, antifreeze, aerosol cans, fluorescent
llamps, pesticides, herbicides, scrap metal, major appliances and used electronics, such as used computers, copiers,
printers, radios, TVs and other electronic devices.  We cannot accept explosives, ammunition, infectious medical
wastes, unidentifiable materials, compressed gas cylinders (including propane tanks), radioactive wastes (smoke
alarms), asbestos, high school lab wastes or commercial/governmental facility waste, including in-home business
waste.  There is a limit of five tires per vehicle. 

          Jay Lambremont added, “This year, as an added incentive for resident participation, each vehicle bringing
materials to either site, Pelican Pointe car wash will donate a one-time Platinum car wash, valid for one premium
wash at any of the Pelican Pointe car wash locations.  They are also donating one wash to each volunteer.”


         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please visit one of the two event sites on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  If you have any questions or would like
additional information, please send an email to the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day hotline at
hotline@hhmcd.com. 

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Click here to see the June 23, 2016 edition of News Examiner/Enterprise.


 

June 13, 2016                                                                    

FINAL TALLY NETS OVER 76,000 POUNDS COLLECTED DURING 18th ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION DAY!

          On Saturday, April 16, 2016 the 18th Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day was held in Luling and LaPlace, LA, and the final tally totals 76,317 pounds of material collected to recycle, dispose and treat.  This event has been held annually since 1998 and its purpose is to provide area households an opportunity to properly dispose or recycle materials that are inappropriate for curbside pickup.  Materials such as solvents, poisons, used oil, electronics and corrosives require special handling to minimize safety and environmental impact. 

          25 area manufacturers sponsored the event, providing funding and volunteers.  Of the 76,317 pounds of materials collected, 90% was recycled or recovered.  Of the 76,317 pounds, 9,530 pounds was oil/antifreeze, almost twice the amount collected last year.  Batteries comprised 3,323 pounds, very similar to the 2015 event collection amount.  Latex paint was 11,866 pounds, the most ever collected and nearly four times the average.  Used electronics accounted for 17,724 pounds, while 3,860 pounds was scrap metal.  The two sites this year included assistance from 92 volunteers who serviced drop-offs from 490 vehicles.  (Please see photographs on this site!)

           With approval from Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and support from St. Charles Parish Council, St. James Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness, Department of Transportation and Development and St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office, this event was sponsored by the following companies as a community service:  Air Liquide, Air Products (multiple locations), Arkema, Bayou Steel (formerly ArcelorMittal), Bunge, Chemours, Cornerstone Chemical Company, Denka Performance Elastomer, Dow, DuPont, EntergyEvonik Corporation, Galata Chemicals LLC, Hexion, Marathon Petroleum Company LP, Monsanto, Nalco Champion – an EcoLab Company, Norco Manufacturing Complex, Nucor, OxyChem, Pin Oak TerminalsPraxair, Shell Pipeline Company LP, Valero and Yuhuang Chemical, Inc.  Other organizations which provided volunteers, support services and/or recycling were:  Bayou Steel/ArcelorMittal, COLT, Inc., American Recovery, The Green Project, Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, New Wine Christian FellowshipPositive Results, Inc., Veolia and St. Charles Parish School Board - Luling.  LEI - Lamp Environmental Industries and Stericycle Environmental Solutions provided waste and recycling professional services.  United Way of St. Charles served as fiscal agent for the event.

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March 2016
Here is the link to the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day newspaper ad in L'Observateur.


Press Release prior to the 18th Annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day.  Click here to read press release.


February 23, 2016 - Tornadoes in St. John the Baptist Parish
        

New Wine Ministries was hit and damaged by the tornado and Pastor Neil Bernard sent me this note:

On Tuesday, February 23, New Wine  was hit by a tornado that ripped the roof of our buildings and destroyed portions of our gym. In addition to flooding our church, our children’s classrooms, playground, and gym area where we provide tutoring, homework assistance, and recreation for the children and youth were all damaged.  Because the amount of damage to our building will exceed the amount of insurance coverage, we are asking for your support as we attempt to rebuild our facilities and continue to provide education, and wholesome recreation to the children of St. John the Baptist parish.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Any contributions can be sent to New Wine Development Corporation (NWDC) at P.O. Box 633 Laplace, La 70068.  (Tax ID: 72-1425139)

Thank You,

Pastor Neil Bernard

 

The Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day sponsors greatly appreciate New Wine Ministries allowing this annual event to continue in the parking lot.


June 11, 2015
AS SEEN ON the St. Charles Parish government web site.  Visit this link to read the entire article.  http://stcharlesparish-la.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6056/26?backlist=%2fhome


St. James Parish posted the flyer on their Events page!
http://www.stjamesla.com/Events/EventsDisplay.asp?p1=4191&p2=Y&Sort=&Archive=


See the Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day promo on youtube!  Special thanks to St. Charles Parish for producing and posting this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cHqNNJDV64&feature=channel_video_title


 

 
 
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